Pewter jewelry is a beautiful form of jewelry. Good quality pewter contains over 90% tin and contains no lead content. All of our jewelry is hand-cast and artisan-prepared for you. We use surgical steel pins and hardware for earrings and pins. Pewter jewelry can be polished to a fantastic shine or left to show the original color of the workings, both methods allow for two very different designs.
Most items of jewelry can be made from pewter. Below, you can find some fantastic examples of these pewter jewelry items.
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HISTORY OF THE RAMPANT LION
Attitude is the position in which the animal presents and includes the positions of the feet, head, face and tail and additionally, facing direction.
(with respect to the bearer of a shield, standing behind it, rather than to the viewer)
AFFRONTE—facing fully front
GUARDANT—head turned to face front
REGARDANT –head turned to face backward
POSITION: RAMPANT—3 feet up, 1 foot down
PASSANT—walking to viewer’s left with right foot raise
SEJANT—seated erect on haunches or forepaws raised
COUCHANT—lying down but with head raised
COURANT—running full-stride all legs in the air
DORMANT– lying down, head down, eyes closed as if sleeping
SALIENT—springing or leaping, forelegs up together, hind legs down together
STATANT—all four feet on the ground
Researched by Valerie Sheldon