Vagabond House is American designed tableware that uses only the highest quality materials. Sitting handsomely off the table or mantle reflecting the warm glow of the candle light, these are stunning. Painstakingly, recreated from sterling antique candelabra found in a European hunting museum, a pair of these will truly create a feel of rustic elegance. All Vagabond House antler products are made from authentic naturally shed stag antler. These pieces age well with use, getting richer in color and gaining a smooth texture. However hand washing is required, as horn cannot withstand the intense heat of dishwashers. We also recommend conditioning the handle with Lemon oil occasionally. Vagabond pewter will tarnish very slowly and requires little maintenance. To clean your pewter after use, hand wash in warm water using liquid dish soap. Dry the pewter completely in order to prevent the water droplets from spotting the pewter. If you wish to polish your pewter, most metal polishes can be used. Because pewter is a soft metal, mildly abrasive metal polishing creams can buff out scratches and bring luster back to a frequently used piece.