Elevate your beverage by placing it upon this gleaming, brightly polished pewter coaster—it is nothing short of a spotlight for your hot toddy or bourbon neat. With a soft felt back, the coaster protects your furniture not only from the moisture in your drink, but from scratches on delicate surfaces. Handmade from English pewter, which holds itself to enforced standards set out by the European Committee for Standardization, the coasters are 92% tin, a metal that is an essential trace mineral. The malleability of tin requires the production of pewter to include other metals, such as bismuth, antimony or copper, though, in order to be properly called pewter, tin values must reach at least 85%.
Hand wash with soap and hot water, then dry with a soft cloth. Do not place in dishwasher. Pewter will keep its shine with minimal maintenance. It doesn't tarnish like silver, but if it does start to dull, rub it with a bit of standard metal polish using straight line strokes (not circular).
Arthur Richard Wentworth founded his pewter company in 1949 in the traditional steel-producing city of Sheffield, England. A metal alloy, pewter has been around since the bronze age and preceded glass, porcelain and plastic as the household material of choice. These coasters contain a minimum of 92% tin. Due to the malleability of tin, the remaining 8% of pewter is a mix of hardening metals, mostly copper and antimony.
Round pewter coasters with high-polish finish and protective felt back. High quality pewter consisting of 92% tin. Comes in a set of four. Handmade in Sheffield, England since 1949. (more info)
3.6 inches diameter (9 cm)
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