Pewter is an ageless metal. It has a warm and lustrous quality, which is hand-finished to give a unique patina. We do not plate or lacquer our products so there is no coating to degrade. We use only the best-quality lead-free Pewter (min 92% tin), which is entirely safe to use anywhere in the home and does not rust. It is hard-wearing and easy to keep clean with a soft damp cloth.