Match Pewter

Match Pewter
Fall is here and with the change of season our minds shift to cozy gatherings and the holidays coming down the road. Please join us over the long weekend (October 6th, 7th and 8th - Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to see our newest offering - Match Pewter, have a cup of mulled cider and browse our new arrivals. Please read below for more information about Match Pewter - I especially love their engraved pet bowls - a fantastic present. I hope you will plan your visit and come see us soon at 11 Memorial Blvd. 

- Patrick Dolat, Shopkeeper @ Newport Lamp & Shade Company 

Photo of Match Pewter

What is Match Pewter?

Match Pewter is handmade by artisans in Northern Italy and each piece is made with a lead-free alloy of tin, copper and antimony that is FDA approved and food safe. Since 3000 BC pewter has been used to make useful and decorative articles. Today this ancient tradition is continued by artisans fashioning pewter into functional objects of warmth and beauty. 

Image of the Raw Components of pewter

The three elements that comprise Match Pewter: ingot of tin, strips of copper, and bars of antimony.

Where is Match Pewter made?

Match Pewter is made at family-owned workshops in the province of Brescia in Northern Italy, many of which have been in operation for generations.
Phot of Northern Italy
Lago d'Idro and the foothills of the Dolomites

What kinds of products does Match Pewter offer?

Everything from picture frames and desk accessories, to barware and cocktail shakers. The classic forms of Match pewter harmonize with both traditional and modern settings. Its warm reflections recall celebrations at well laid tables and storytelling by candlelight. Each piece of hand crafted in Italy and most items are in-stock, ready to ship from New Jersey immediately. 
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Match Pewter Bar Ware

How do you care for Match Pewter?

Pewter tarnishes very slowly and requires almost no maintenance. To clean your pewter after using it to serve food, hand wash in warm water using a liquid dish soap. Please do not pre-soak your pewter. Dry the pewter completely If water is allowed to dry on your pewter, it may cause spots. However these spots can easily be removed by using metal polish, or very gently rubbing the area with small, circular motions using extra fine, "0000" steel wool. If you want to polish your pewter, Match sells pewter polishing cloths. 
Photo of Match Pewter Flower Vase

What about engraving?

Elevate almost any piece from the collection to a unique personal possession or special gift. From an elegant monogram or humorous nickname, to a heartfelt message, or an important date, Match and its master hand engravers will personalize your pewter for any occasion
Photo of Dog with Pewter