Plate Streck - 19 cm, Pewter, Signe Persson Melin | Svenskt Tenn

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  • Product information
    Article number:
    106169
    Designer:
    Signe Persson Melin
    Material:
    Pewter
    Size:
    19 cm

    Pewter is a silvery-white metallic element that is extracted primarily from the mineral tinstone or cassiterite. It is one of the few metals that have been in use since prehistoric times.

  • Design

    The “New Swedish Pewter” collection was created prior to Svenskt Tenn’s 80-year anniversary in 2004. It was developed by 10 female Swedish designers to honour Svenskt Tenn’s founder Estrid Ericson. Ceramist Signe Persson-Melin created a service with a teapot, cream jug and coasters in pewter, and mugs in delicate fine bone china.

     

    Designer

    Signe Persson Melin

    Signe Persson Melin

    Craftsman, ceramist and designer Signe Persson Melin has had one of the longest careers in Sweden’s design world. She was just a teenager when she decided to become a ceramist in the early 1940s. A few years later, while attending the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), Svenskt Tenn bought her teapots and mugs. Since then she has contributed with numerous table products. Read More

  • Care instructions

    Pewter is a soft material that requires careful treatment. We recommend using cotton gloves when handling pewter. Objects that are not being used can be stored in a plastic or felt bag to avoid scratching.

    It is generally recommended to avoid using polish on pewter, since it can cause scratches. To remove fingerprints and other stains, rinse the pewter in warm water with a small amount of dish detergent. Dry with a soft cloth. For more advanced cleaning of pewter objects we recommend a professional restorer, for example, KA Johnsson in Stockholm.

  • Sustainability and manufacturing

    Material

    Pewter

    The metal pewter has been used since ancient times and is extracted from the mineral cassiterite. Throughout the manufacturing process of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter objects, waste is minimised and whatever metal scrap remains is sent to recycling. Excess pewter can be melted down and used once again. The family-owned company Freitas in Portugal manufactures some of Svenskt Tenn's pewter items, and the company follows EU rules and regulations when it comes to production of pewter.

    This is how pewter objects are manufactured at Freitas

    At Freitas, several craftsmen work with the production of Svenskt Tenn's objects. The prototypes are made by hand without templates and molds. Once the prototypes are made, they manufacture specific molds for casting or spinning. Sometimes different parts need to be soldered together before the objects are engraved, polished, cleaned and finally checked and approved before they are sent to Svenskt Tenn.

    Sustainability in focus

    Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.

  • Dela

Plate Streck 19 cm, Pewter

The product has been discontinued