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Boardman's Baby

Whimsical Children's Gifts
in Sterling & Pewter

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Due to the rising cost of sterling, ALL sterling is quoted on per the
LME Sterling Market Price. Please call for confirmation and price quotes.
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1220PE

2"x2"x2" Pewter A-B-C-D Block

$100

1220SE

2"x2"x2" Sterling A-B-C-D Block

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1940S

1 3/4" Dia., Sterling Keepsake Box

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1941SX/TE

 1 3/4" Dia., Sterling Box w/ Teddy Bear Figurine

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1941ST

1 3/4" Dia., Sterling Curl Box w/ 24-kt. Gold-Plated Curl Fairy

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*Engraving is available

 



1700P/RA

3" Dia. Pewter Ram Box

$70

1700P/LBE

3" Dia. Pewter Bear Box

$70

1940P/RA

1 3/4" Dia. Pewter Rabbit Box

$48

1941ST

1 3/4" Dia. Sterling Curl Box w/ 24 kt. Gold Plated Curl Fairy on Cover

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1942ST

1 3/4" Dia. Sterling Tooth Box w/ 24 kt. Gold Plated Tooth Fairy on Cover

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1943P/A

1 3/4" Dia. Pewter Angel Box

$40


1941SX/TE

1 3/4" Dia., Sterling Box w/ Solid Sterling Teddy Bear Figurine

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3602P

Hand-Made Pewter
Piggy Bank

$130

Piggy Banks are appealing to parents and children of many nations. As each culture differs from the next, so does each story on how the piggy bank came to be.

In about the fifteenth century, during the Middle Ages, house wares were seldom made from metal, since it was very expensive. Instead, an economical orange-colored clay called "pygg" was used for making crocks, dishes and pots. Homes often had one jar referred to as the "pygg" bank or the piggy bank, because anytime there was extra money, it was put into this jar. Later on in the nineteenth century, people had forgotten that "pygg" referred to the clay money pots. When an English potter was asked to make a "pygg" bank he made a pot in the shape of a pig.

In early Western society the pig was a poor man's savings. In the springtime, a man could buy a piglet and feed it food scraps all year. Then in the fall it would be ready for butchering to provide food for the family throughout the winter.

In German speaking countries pigs are said to bring good luck. It was customary to give young apprentices a pig for a years' work. "Sparschweinchen" (lucky pigs) are typical New-Years Gifts.

The ancient Chinese have admired the wild boar for its strength, speed and ferocity. Its traits were often used to characterize people and sometimes governments. The wild boar was eventually domesticated and evolved into what we know today as the pig. It became a symbol for prosperity and wealth because of its reproductive powers and rapid growth. It provided meat and countless by-products, many with great therapeutic values. Pigs were also thought to be efficient guardians of children. The Chinese have given their children pig-shaped banks, for centuries, to establish and nurture money saving skills.


3602P

Hand-Made Pewter Piggy Bank

$130

1220PE

2" x 2" x 2" Sq. Pewter A-B-C-D Block

$100

1220PB

2" x 2" x 2" Sq. Pewter Block (Plain)

$60

PS/C8

Set of 8 Pewter Swan Candle Holders

$90


4028P

Pewter Engravable Birth Plate for Boys

$84

4027P

Pewter Engravable Birth Plate for Girls

$84


 


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