- Robert Haviland & C.Parlon
This porcelain is of the highest specification ensuring
that it is not only exceptionally beautiful but also very practical.
Porcelain is fired twice at very high temperatures enabling not only a
truly delicate finish but also tableware that is robust. It is advisable to wash
by hand using a soft
cloth quickly after use, although plates with non metalic patterns are
dish washer friendly if handled with care.
guidance for non metalic dinnerware (not gold or platinum)
• Wash or rinse by
hand as soon as possible after use.
• Ensure pieces do not touch within the dishwasher to help prevent chipping
• Do not use a high heat drying cycle.
• Use the gentlest washing cycle with a small amount of high-quality
• Do not use detergents with lemon or acidic agents.
• Allow to cool to room temperature and then unload the
Do not expose to
temperature extremes eg a few drop of of cold water on a hot plate
will cause cracking.
minor bubbles, swirls or dotting that are inherent to full lead crystal
and are characteristics of the creative process that impart a natural
beauty and uniqueness to each individual
Always wash by hand
in warm, soapy water and dry with a soft cloth to prevent water
marking. Make sure each piece is dry before storage. Always store
crystal stemware upright and not rim down, with sufficient space
between items to prevent contact.
changes can cause crystal to crack or shatter. Allow a few minutes
for cooling time before adding ice-cold drinks or ice to recently washed
leave food or drink in a crystal piece for long periods. Prolonged
exposure can cause residue build up.
the sterling silver is of the highest quality and is independently
assessed and marked by an independent assay office, in this case
in Birmingham, to ensure that the products are sterling silver -
925 parts in 1000. The original assay Act was passed by parliament
in 1773 to protect both the customer and the silversmith
Contrary to popular belief,
silver does not need constant cleaning and in fact should not be
cleaned more than absolutely necessary. The need to do so can be
reduced by regular dusting with a soft cloth, using a brush with
very soft bristles for crevices, or washing in warm soapy water,
rinsing well and drying with kitchen towel. Silver should not be
put in a dishwasher as the salts and detergents may harm the
Tarnishing does not actually
harm silver. It is caused by a number of factors including
humidity and foods such as egg yolks, brussel sprouts, table
salt, olives, salad dressing, vinegar and fruit juices,
therefore table silver which has been in contact with them should
be washed as soon as possible. Fingerprints can leave deposits
which also cause tarnishing so it is helpful to wear cotton gloves
while cleaning or dusting. In order to remove tarnish it is best
to use impregnated cloths, silver foam or polish as these are the
least abrasive products: it is also helpful to use a long-term
variety as this will reduce the need for frequent cleaning.
When cleaning silver only use a
silver polish, not a metal polish intended for copper and
brass. Rinse after cleaning in clean water and dry with
kitchen towel or a clean tea towel. A dry soft brush can be used
to remove polish from crevices. Never use wire wool or an abrasive
cloth to remove stains as they will scratch the surface, and
polish as seldom as possible as a small amount of metal will be
removed over time.
When not in use or on display it
will tarnish less if kept wrapped in acid-free tissue paper or
undyed cotton or linen and kept in airtight conditions. Avoid using
storage cabinets or chests with rubber seals or allowing
silver to come into contact with any form of rubber. Do not store
in plastic or other wrappings that may contain moisture.
All the ranges are
in stainless or silver plated steel manufactured from high
quality 18/10 steel ensuring superior rigidity, excellent silver
adhesion which in turn allows impeccable polishing and finish.
All the silver plated flatware is to French
Quality Number 1
and contains the Goldsmiths square hallmark. The knives are made
from Carbon steel to allow good resistance and good cutting.
Consequently please conform to the following instructions.
Stainless Steel - dishwasher - wash quickly after use with
the knives head down. Do not let them dry in the dishwasher but
wipe dry with a smooth cloth.
dishwasher is not recommended, hand wash and wipe dry with a
Pewter is an alloy composed of 95% tin and 5% copper
Valpeltro can give full assurance of the safety of using
pewter for food and drink use.
The purity of the material used by Valpeltro guarantees the
unchangeable nature of the metal which does not oxidese.
Valpeltro furthermore guarantees that its productions conform with
the EU regulation EN - 611/1 for health and safety.
The small irregularities and differences in Valpeltro's articles are
a sign of the craft nature of its products which are still made
using ancient techniques.
Pewter flatware is dishwasher friendly (up to 30C/86F using mild detergents only) and is 95% pewter
and 5% stainless steel, the knife blades are forged stainless steel.
Do not leave salad dressing or citrus juices in
contact with pewter,
as extended exposure can stain.
- Do not expose your pewter to a direct heat -
a flame, a hot plate, or in the oven as it has a low melting