Our company was founded in 1949, by Arthur Richard Wentworth, a skilled pewter craftsman from Sheffield's pewter heritage. He initially made his own pieces at home and sold them out of a suitcase, rapidly achieving success with quality products at affordable prices.
The Wentworth name and his memory live on in the present company, which is still committed to producing products to the highest quality at prices which represent excellent value for money. We are constantly introducing new designs to ensure that the skills of the craftsmen and the beauty of the material are universally enjoyed.
Pewter is an alloy of tin, the fourth most valuable metal, and small quantities of other metals, which give strength to the final product. Around the 2nd century AD, the Romans introduced pewter to Britain. However the manufacture of pewter products was revolutionised by James Vickers in 1769 when he introduced a new alloy mix of pewter to the metal working skills found in his native Sheffield. These same traditional skills and the same lead-free alloy have been used to make our product today.