SCHULTZE PEWTER

Australian Pewterware inspired by the Australian Bush and produced by a fifth generation craftsman offers a range of Australian flora skillfully transformed into a unique range of functional spoons. Pewter-smithing is an ancient craft, with its earliest known example being a pewter bottle, believed to date from 1450BC. Pewter has long been recognized as a wonderfully adaptable metal. It is relatively soft, has a low melting point, takes a variety of finishes, and has the ability to be formed into almost any shape by a variety of means.

 

Born and trained in Germany, Wolfgang continues the ancient tradition of carving each of his original designs out of pewter by hand, makes a mould and casts limited editions. He autographs the pieces, then casts limited editions, creating new designs continuously. Every piece is Hand finished by Wolfgang ensuring the excellent craftsmanship of thirty years experience is incorporated in each piece.

 

The Australian Wildflower designs are made from non-toxic Australian lead-free silver pewter, (tin, silver, bismuth). Wolfgang's designs are the perfect balance between art and nature. He transforms a molten mass into a unique range of functional spoons with his designs and the range of spoons includes serving spoons and fork sets, mini spoons, mustard, salt and olive spoons, as well as tea caddies and teaspoon – fabulous for spoon collectors or as  a functional and beautiful memory of a country visited.

Pewter can usually be cleaned and polished with a silver cloth. However, for heavy grime it may be washed in mild soapy water with something like a very soft bristled toothbrush. Then dried and polished with a silver cloth.

 

Caring for pewter is relatively easy. The metal is susceptible to damage by acids, so it should always be promptly washed with gentle soap and warm water if it has been exposed to things like vinegar or lemon juice. It should be washed with a sponge or soft cloth to avoid scratching the metal, and dried thoroughly. Pewter can also be cleaned with specialised polish although people should not use generic metal polish or Pewter, as it can damage the metal.

 

Our pewter is very highly finished and should last a life time. It shouldn’t need any kind of maintenance by if it ever does just follow the above directions and your pewter ware should shine up like new.

 

If you have purchased jewellery if has been silver plated with sterling silver. It will darken slightly if worn for very long periods of time (meaning you never take your jewellery off) if this happens and you would like it to become shiny once again just give it a good polish with a silver cloth. Which can be purchased from almost any jeweller.

 

Consumers should also be aware that pewter melts at low temperatures, and it should not be exposed to extreme heat.

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