Pewter Mug

Contributed by Sulgrave Manor

Drinking vessels and general tableware would often be made of pewter. This was a common material before porcelain was used. It was available to many households exept the poorest. Pewter is a soft material and so a lot of items did not survive. Foor and drink and related containers and vessels give an important insight to everyday life in the past as well as industry, crafts and trade.

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