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Norwegian Scandinavian Mid Century Hand Made Solid Pewter Water Vessel Pitcher Artist Martin T Soma-Measures approximately 11 1/2" high and approximately 7" wide at widest point. This is an extraordinary piece of workmanship and is a piece of art in itself. A little of the history behind Scandinavian Tinn Pewter follows.

This “Royal Pewter” has a pattern that springs from events that took place in Norway almost 1,000 years ago. The Viking period was something more than an era of violence and barbaric customs. The Viking kings surrounded themselves with artists of various kinds, and it was a point of honor for the kings themselves to be able to handle a craftsman's tools. The sagas tell us that Olav the Holy himself carved the dragon's head on one of his long ships. “Olav the Holy and his men” — the inspiration of this pattern — introduced Christianity to Norway. King Olav fought tirelessly for this cause, and gave his life for it at the battle of Stiklestad, the year 1030 A.D. He was later canonized, and churches were built to his memory in many part of Europe.

Norwegian Scandinavian Mid Century Hand Made Solid Pewter Water Vessel Pitcher Artist Martin T Soma

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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