Colonial American Pewter: The Danforth Family

Few names associated with American pewter carry the clout, rooted in long tradition, of the Danforths of Connecticut. From the middle of the 18th century and for a hundred years the Danforth family produced many of the finest pewter flatware and tankards produced in America. Even today, after a lengthy break in the . . . → Read More: Colonial American Pewter: The Danforth Family

What is Pewter?

The pewter beer pot is to many the most recognizable symbol of American household antiques. It is difficult to picture several of the founding fathers without one in their hand. Of course, pewter has been used to make a great deal more than colonial era drinking vessels. The dull gray but strangely compelling . . . → Read More: What is Pewter?