Somehow the heir was pictured walking out of the Golden Bee pub holding a pewter ale mug.
Here an appetizing supper had been laid ready upon the table and a couple of tallow candles burned in pewter sconces.
How do they happen to be more familiar with pewter and silver than I am?
pewter had been run around the upper part of them, so that "sinkers" were not required.
It was a ray of sunlight on a pewter vessel that was the beginning of all.
A pair of spurs, of make modern enough, hung between two pewter dish-covers.
In his hand is a pewter flask, of the kind known as a “pocket pistol.”
Over a fire of broken boxes and barrels, lighted with sparks from the flint, was cooked a rude meal to be served in pewter dishes.
Most of these were made of pewter or lead, but some have been found of silver gilt, latten, and tin.
The table in the center was laid with a snowy white cloth, on it the pewter candlesticks shone like antique silver.
early 14c., "any of various alloys having tin as their main constituent" (the usual form is one part lead to four parts tin), from Old French peautre (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *peltrum "pewter" (source of Spanish peltre, Italian peltro), of uncertain origin. Related: Pewterer.