PEWTER CROCODILE -LARGE CURVED TAIL
Living in the briny waters from the Kimberleys to Queensland, the largest of our reptiles is the salt water crocodile. This carnivorous creature is an accomplished swimmer with webbed feet and propulsive tail and grows up to six metres. Nocturnal, it feeds on mammals, birds, fish and reptiles and often drowns its prey.
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