Not only pewter plates and pewter ornaments are produced from the pewter alloy, but also pewter tankards. This category of pewter items is very popular and almost each pewter collector has one.
First of all, it is important to clarify the meaning of “a tankard” which is a form of drinkware consisted of a cylindrical and large drinking cup with a sole handle. Tankards can be produced from glass, silver, pewter and other materials but those made of pewter have a unique look and represent an important piece in your pewter collection.
Today, you have the possibility to purchase antique pewter tankards and the modern ones as well. Pewter tankards have different shapes and are used similar to the beer steins.
Furthermore, these items are called “pewter tankards” because are made of pewter. While in the previous centuries the pewter alloy contained lead, in the modern times is 100% lead free.
Due to the fact that in the past lead was used to produce the pewter alloy and thus, the pewter tankard the drinker was exposed to various medical effects from poisoning to gout. These effects occurred in cider drinking areas as UK due to the acid qualities of cider will leach out the pewter content more quickly. Then, the final results was a dangerous one and poisonous.
However, nowadays most pewter items are lead free and our pewter tankards are 100% lead free, handcrafted and with great designs.
Besides, at Pewters.net you can browse through all our products and start your own collection of pewter tankards that will possibly become a family tradition. The pewter tankards are easily maintained and we offer our visitors reliable information regarding the methods and techniques to clean, improve and repair the pewter tankards.
By choosing the appropriate technique you can easily enjoy their beauty all your life and leave a valuable legacy. All antique pewter collectables will make your home more beautiful and today you have the possibility to start the home decorating process and find the right collectables that would fit your home design and home furniture.