ONE OF THE DISPLAY CABINETS IN THE REFECTORY
» Back to Overview

One of the Display Cabinets in the Refectory


This display cabinet includes a number of small eclectic collections, such as bronze petards (maskli), locks, various weights and measures, and pewter wares.  Pewter is a tin-based alloy composed primarily out of tin, and hardening agents such as antimony, bismuth, copper and lead.  Being a common alloy it was primarily used for utilitarian items such as plates, chargers, candlesticks, tankards and flagons, and was sometimes referred to as ‘poor man’s silver’.  This collection also includes a number of baluster-shaped measuring jugs.  There is also a small collection of brass oil lamps, and candle snuffers.

Copyright © Palazzo Falson | Disclaimer
icon.