THE ORIGIN OF PEWTER
Pewter, which contains tin, is very pliant and moldable, and resists tarnishing. This silver-gray metal has a relatively low melding point of 232°C. Its density of 7,2 makes it sensitive to fire and sharp objects. Since early times, pewter has been known and used for diverse purposes; medicinal, religious, artistic, and for household utensils.|
Because of its malleability, tin is slightly alloyed with about 2% copper and 2% antimony, thereby hardening it into pewter. All our pieces are made of 95% fine tin, without any lead content, making them suitable for serving food and liquids.
Are you familiar with pewter? That lovely, hand-cast metal so carefully turned, soldered, welded, assembled, and finally cleaned and polished by hand, bringing out its warm and unique finish?|
In our pewter art foundry in Sugiez, on the shores of "Lake Murten", pewter casting is accomplished in three ways:
These pieces are completely hand-crafted, with the same procedure and techniques as the pewter utensil producers of the 18th century. The beauty of the individual piece and the noble character of the metal remain unchanged.
Our methods are founded on a simple philosophy: namely, conscientious people work together to form pieces which have been singularly conceptualized, magnificently produced, and offered at reasonable rates. Our search for quality, for work well done in the Swiss tradition of precision, for satisfied customers; all these are to be found within each article. Each piece mirrors a unique sense of beauty and style.
With about 30 co-workers and artist-craftsmen, our pewter foundry has taken its place as the most significant one in Switzerland. Its Standart of excellent Swiss quality is reflected in each of its 1'200 models.