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Inkwells and Feather Pens - Past to Present

Inkwells and Feather Pens - Past to Present

The history of inkwells is closely intertwined with the history of writing. Writing systems have existed since ancient times, and as writing evolved, so did inkwells. In fact, it may have been the other way around. While writing had been thought to be a demeaning task for millennia, worthy only of scribes, as inkwells became more intricate and fanciful, made of fine materials such as silver, pewter, and gold, the wealthy class decided that writing may in fact be suited for good taste. Perhaps less utilitarian, in recent times, inkwells have gone through a revival in popularity. They are given...

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Sterling Silver & Pewter Gifts

Sterling Silver & Pewter Gifts

From popular songs like “Silver Bells” instantly evoking the magic of Christmas, to century-old traditions like “silver anniversary” to celebrate 25 years of marriage, and age-old sayings like “born with a silver spoon in your mouth”, and shiny sterling trophies becoming a worldwide recognized symbol of victory, silver has been the metal of choice across key events and celebrations for generations. Pewter also has a long tradition of being reserved for only the most special events, such as liturgical objects used in religious ceremonies, trophies used to reward soldiers and commemorate military victories, or the use of the kings, while...

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The Preisner Pewter Company Legacy

The Preisner Pewter Company Legacy

For almost a century, the Preisner Pewter Company has been synonymous with quality pewter and sterling silver trophies, giftware, and luxury goods. Over the years, Preisner workmanship has been requested by companies famous for their quality such as Tiffany’s, Ralph Lauren, and Cartier. History The early days of Preisner Pewter Company were much more difficult than the illustrious time at its peak. Three brothers, Ben, John, and Frank Preisner, founded the company in 1935, before World War II. When they were just children, they came up from Louisiana with just the clothes on their back. They arrived in Wallingford CT...

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