Round Pewter Tray
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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. Our tray is hand-cast lead-free pewter. Use this round pewter tray to serve coffee or tea or set it out as an accent. 13 7/8" dia.. Machine engraving available.
The original was made in the London Shop of Thomas King between 1689 and 1694. Flat pewter wares such as this were called "sadware". They were cast in many sizes and owned by many households.
When used, gentle washing in a thick lather of soft water and mild soap, followed by complete drying with a soft, non abrasive cloth.