Pewter Platypus -Large

$27.00

Code: PFSL06

Origin:                 Australia

Includes velvet pouch and story card *

 

 

Description

PLATYPUS

Strangest of all Australian animals with its duck bill, webbed feet and fur covered body, the platypus is an amphibious creature which lives in burrows on the creek banks.  It eats worms, tadpoles and insect larvae and it grows up to 61cm.  Eyes and ears closed when it is submerged.

PEWTER

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.050 kg
Dimensions 75 x 35 x 15 mm

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