In 2017, Peter and Steven Oldani were introduced to the Preisner Pewter Company. They were impressed by the skill of the craftsmen and the quality of the product, but the company was failing. Despite the talent and product demand, the company was not visible to potential customers.
Like many small businesses that have been around for a long time, the Preisner Pewter Company had never adapted to the digital age. The Oldani Brothers saw an opportunity to bring timeless designs and expert craftsmanship to people all over the country who appreciate the quality of American manufacturing.
Today, Oldani Brothers has incorporated several other product lines that continue to be made proudly in the USA:
- Preisner Pewter
- Bates & Klinke
- B&J Manufacturing
- Valerio Albarello
- Connecticut House Pewterers
Our artisans began work with an apprenticeship to Ben Preisner in the 1970's, whose family has been in the silver business for generations. After the apprenticeship their paths diverged as they pursued careers with different companies. Years later, with extensive experience behind them, they have reunited to carry on the legacy and quality of the Preisner name at Oldani Brothers.
Over the years, we have created works for many companies known for their quality including Tiffany's & Co, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, and Preisner Silver, among others.
In the workshop, blank circles of metal are taken and formed over molds on the spinning machine (pictured on our home page). When designing custom pieces, we also build the tools needed to shape and cut the metal exactly as required.
After we create the individual pieces, they are soldered together so that the metal fits seamlessly. After the product is soldered, it is buffed to either a bright or satin shine.