American colonists were eager to acquire “luxury” goods, exemplified by a pair of candlesticks in the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection.  These were made by British craftsmen in the mid-18th century of paktong, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc that resembles silver.

American colonists were eager to acquire “luxury” goods, exemplified by a pair of candlesticks in the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection. These were made by British craftsmen in the mid-18th century of paktong, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc that resembles silver.

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