Pewter Bilby Large –The rabbit sized animal has delicate features including a long, pointed nose, silky blue-grey fur, almost transparent distinctive ears, and a black and white crested tails. The bilby emerges from a long deep burrow at night to dig for insects, fruit, bulbs, seeds and fungi. It absorbs most of its water from food. The female carries one or more young in its backward facing pouch. researchers have found that bilbies breed well in captivity so many might be re-introduced to the wild. Control of its predators such as the spread of calcivirus to rabbits and establishing reserves such as Astrebla downs National Park in the Channel Country will be critical to the long-term future of our bilby. – Dept of Environment.
Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Proudly crafted in Australia by Aradon Pty Ltd. using Australian Tin.
*velvet pouch colours vary / attached story card contains above information