Pewter

As the museum developed, it resulted that the pewter collection would be one of the more significant collections. This mainly includes drinking vessels and objects used by crafts and guilds, especially in the heyday of the pewter trade in the 17th and early 18th century. The objects mostly come from the homes of wealthy Transylvanian families: In addition to the slim high pitcher-type drinking vessels from Sighișoara (Schäßburg), we have urban type vessels that were developed later at other pewter craft centres (for example tankards or mugs from Braşov (Kronstadt)), and also bevelled tin flasks, plates, bowls and platters that were popular in the guilds as gifts for weddings, baptisms or New Year's day. Also on display are liturgical objects from the period before and after the Reformation (patens, baptism devices, Eucharistic chalices, candle holders, etc.).