PEWTER PENGUIN – FAIRY
Often called the fairy penguin, the little penguin is the smallest of 18 species and is the only one to breed in Australia. It is seen most commonly on Phillip island, near Melbourne. these birds are flightless but proficient swimmers, making use of their wings as flippers and their webbed feet. They have short stiff feathers under which a thick layer of down acts as insulation to their bodies. Males and females are uniform in appearance, growing to no more than 15 inches. Fish is the main diet.
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