PEWTER DOLPHIN BOTTLENOSE SMALL
Dolphins are highly intelligent and friendly animals and are among the smallest members of the Whale Family. There are 32 species of Dolphin, the best known being the Bottlenose. Dolphins live in groups of up to 15 individuals, but at times may gather into larger schools, among which there is much co-operation and communication. Dolphins may grow up to 4.2 metres in length and feed mainly on bottom dwelling fish in inshore waters. However, crustaceans and large surface swimming fish may also form part of their diet. Dolphins are found mainly in coastal waters of temperate and tropical oceans.
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