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Pewter tableware

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Acquired: 21 March, 2008
Acquired from: The Netherlands

Pewter products, an alloy of tin and lead, were used widely in 16th century Europe. Because silver tableware was very expensive, pewter products were widely used.

Hirado Dutch Trading Post
Nagasaki Prefecture, Hirado City, Ookubo, 2477
TEL. 0950-26-0636 FAX. 0950-26-0638 E-mail: shokan1639@matsura.or.jp