Pewter Octagonal Candlestick
The 18th century was the great age of pewter. In Williamsburg's colonial heyday, even people of modest means owned pewter plates, dishes, tankards, and spoons. Huge quantities of pewter were imported from England up until the late 1700s, when tastes turned toward less-expensive and newly fashionable ceramics. This pewter octagonal candlestick is of stately, simple form and hand-cast lead-free pewter, with pewter's unmistakable soft, burnished shine.7.25" H
The original of this pewter candlestick was made in England about 1710 - 1720. Like the original it is made by casting molten alloy into molds, then carefully polishing and burnishing the rough surfaces to bring up the luster of the metal.
Gentle washing in a thick lather of soft water and mild soap, followed by complete drying with a soft, non abrasive cloth.