Saxon pewter from four centuries
Utility items made of pewter were once an indispensable component of the everyday and table culture of the middle-class, or burghers. Pewter items were also widespread as Eucharistic vessels in churches or as prestigious goblets used in the context of the trades and guilds. Compared with silver, pewter was inexpensive and yet its aesthetic charms are similar to those of its more expensive cousin.
The Schloßbergmuseum is showing objects representative of everyday culture, religious services and guild customs, all from its own collection holdings. The clear-cut design of pewter utensils and the possibility of long-term reuse make them an altogether interesting historical phenomenon, also from a contemporary viewpoint.