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Match Pewter

Vanity Mirror

Match Pewter lends elegance to traditional and contemporary settings. Each piece is handmade in Italy, using techniques that are hundreds of years old.


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WE HAVE A LITLE SOMETHING FOR YOU

As a special thank you, we would like to give you a darling MATCH1995 Pewter Neat Shot Glass a $48.00 value.

European Pewter and Italian Crystal, Made in Italy and 100% lead free.

Do a shot, Toothpicks, little bud vase, what ever you like there is nothing more charming than this little handmade Italian work of art.

Ding! Dinner is done!

Keep track of time in style with our always-handy Courtly Check® Kitchen Timer, a gift from us.

A culinary accessory that doesn’t skimp on playful patterns just because it’s practical, this little beauty looks right at home sitting pretty on your countertop. 

An original piece of match Italian pewter can easily be identified by the presence of at least two hallmarks, or stamps, in the metal. The match hallmark (the letter “M”) can be found on many pieces, as well as the number “95”, indicating the tin content. Additionally, a piece may bear a mark representing the city where it was made, as well as the mark of the workshop.

How do I choose between art and a mirror for my foyer?

It depends on what you want to accomplish. Art adds color, warmth, and personality to your home. Mirrors enlarge and expand a room, are handy to have for that last glance before a night on the town, and can make a powerful fashion statement.

I want to place a large mirror in our foyer, but how can I hang it securely?

This is not a problem if you have the right hanging hardware and a hammer. The best hanging hardware for most walls is the J-hook. It is designed to keep the nail that goes into the wall at a sharp angle, so that even in drywall, it will stay in place. It is important that the J-hook be properly weighted for the item you want to hang. On most products, we include the proper J-hook and nails to make sure you have exactly the hardware you need for hanging each piece.

No matter how hard I try, I can’t hang my mirrors and pictures level on the first try. Any secrets?

The most common way to hang is to hold the mirror or picture against the wall where you want it to be, have someone else step back and level the item from sight, and then mark the wall with a pencil where the hangers should be. A level can be used to make sure the item is perfectly straight before the wall is marked.

What is the difference between a carved wood mirror frame and a moulded polyurethane frame?

Mostly the price. With today’s technology, a solid core polyurethane frame feels and looks like wood. It lasts just as long as wood and absorbs a finish just like wood. The other type of frame construction we use frequently is metal, either wrought iron or hand forged steel.

Framed mirrors really vary in price. Why is this?

There are many obvious reasons, but one less obvious reason is the frame finish. Frames can be finished very inexpensively with sprays, paper-wraps, and foil-wraps, but the more attractive finishes have numerous steps including hand-laid metal leaf and hand-antiquing. This gives a richer, deeper metallic finish like the Old World finishes of the past.

Does the bevel on a mirror add much to the cost?

Not as much as you may think. Straight bevels are cut and polished using current technology at a modest cost. Most shaped beveled mirrors require much more labor because they are cut and polished one at a time by hand. The wider the bevel, the more costly it is to produce.

I have a mirror that has black spots. Will it continue to corrode?

Probably. Older mirrors and mirrors not properly protected on the back tend to corrode over time as they are exposed to the natural elements of pollution, salt in the air, temperature and moisture changes, etc. However, the mirrors we offer features the latest technology to seal the mirror backs from all the natural elements. You should see no deterioration of our mirrors.

Will the humidity and changing temperatures in a bathroom damage a mirror or picture frame?

No. Good quality frame finishes are sealed with multiple coats of sealer or lacquer to withstand normal usage in a bathroom.

CAN I PUT MY FLATWARE AND CONVIVIO TABLEWARE IN THE DISHWASHER?
Match Flatware and Convivio tableware are dishwasher safe. We recommend that you use a low heat setting with liquid dishwasher soap. However, if you have hard water (water with a high mineral content) we do not recommend using a dishwasher, as elements in the water could cause tarnishing or pitting of your pewter. Please do not wash any match Italian pewter in the extreme temperatures of a commercial dishwasher.

CAN I PUT MY MATCH STEMWARE OR BARWARE IN THE DISHWASHER?
Match stemware should only be washed by hand, and should not be presoaked in hot water as part of the washing process, as prolonged immersion in hot water will weaken the bond between bowl and stem.

All items labeled with "Fast and Free" will be processed and shipped the same day when the order is placed before 3:00 pm Monday-Saturday. Orders placed after 3:00 pm; on Saturdays and holidays will be processed and shipped the next business day. "Fast and Free" Orders will be delivered 1-3 days after shipped. Items without the "Fast and Free" annotation will be delivered within 1-2 weeks.

  • Free Shipping on qualified orders over $250 that ship within the US, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the Territories. Some oversized or heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. You will be notified during checkout.

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