PEWTER LYREBIRD SMALL
Although male and female lyrebirds are similar in body size, the male’s tail is up to 55cm long and is a flamboyant mix of boldly patterned lyre-shaped feathers and find filamentous feathers. The lyrebirds are mainly ground living and rarely fly but hop up onto trees to roost. They scratch the ground for insects and larvae and make a dome shaped mound out of leaves and grass to nest.
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