Soaring Eagle Decanter and Glasses
The Bald Eagle, the only eagle unique to North America, has been a spiritual symbol for Native Americans for ages and became our national emblem in 1782 when Congress adopted the official seal of the U.S.A. A predatory bird, the eagle has been considered a sign of strength since ancient times.
The pewter medallion on the decanter stopper has a single majestic eagle perched on a limb and the medallion on the face of the decanter depicts two eagles soaring over a stream with mountains in the background. The medallion on each glass has an eagle taking flight. The medallions are "Fine Pewter", a mixture of over 90% tin with antimony or bismuth. Unlike antique and lower quality modern pewter, there is no lead used in this material. It is, therefore, perfectly safe for use with food.
The medallion artist, Master Engraver and Wildlife Artist Franz Marktl, came to the United States from Austria over forty years ago. Even then his engraving was highly sought after the world over. Each master engraving begins with a detailed drawing that is then transferred onto a thick sheet of sterling silver. The artist uses handmade tools to remove bits of metal, sculpting every detail. A special mold is then made at the Heritage Pewter foundry to faithfully reproduce the intricacy of the engraving. The Decanter holds 24 oz. Each double old-fashioned glass holds 12 oz.
Soaring Eagle Decanter
Soaring Eagle set of 4 glasses
Soaring Eagle set of Decanter and Glasses