DANFORTH PEWTER ARTISAN MADE PIG KEYRING. Another special treasure from Danforth -- an extra large very shy pig with corkscrew tail. Double-sided figural. Measures 2.5". Artisan made of solid pewter with just the right weight and feel to the hand. Won't lose this in a deep pocket or purse. Makes a special and thoughtful gift.
About pewter . . . Although pewter has always been a traditional and elegant choice, for many pewter is a preferred choice today over silver - more economical, every bit as beautiful, and easier to care for, so more appropriate to today's fast-paced lifestyle! Pewter does not tarnish the way silver and copper tarnish. Like all metals, pewter does oxidize when exposed to air. But, unlike other metals, pewter oxidizes very slowly and evenly. This means your pewter gradually develops the soft warm patina that adds so much to its lasting charm. Want your pewter to grow more beautiful with age? Then use it - instead of storing it for special occasions!
About Danforth Pewter . . . A truly American artisan shop, Fred Danforth's ancestors were renowned pewtersmiths in colonial New England. Danforth Pewter is entirely hand made in their Vermont workshop by a process known as pewter spinning. A carefully made disk of pewter is centered on a lathe and with the skill of a master craftsman it is "spun" into shape. This is a delicate process that can easily end in disaster in less skilled hands. Fred and Judy have revitalized this tradition of excellence in creating these hand-made exquisite hand-spun pewter heirlooms! Danforth pewter is made of the finest lead-free alloy of tin, copper and antimony. The tin imparts a fine sheen and malleability. Over time and with use, your pewter will develop a wonderful patina. Due to the high quality of pewter alloy used, Danforth pewter contains no lead and therefore is safe for food and drink. But please do not wash in an automatic dishwasher as the heat and detergent can be harmful to the piece. You can wash by hand with warm sudsy water. There are also various pewter cleaners and polishes available to maintain your pewter, although many prefer to maintain the patina that develops with age. Pewter should never be used in an oven, microwave or on the stovetop and should not be exposed to a direct flame.