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Match Pewter

When David Reiss founded match in 1995, he single-handedly introduced America to the beauty of Italian pewter. Reiss discovered the possibilities of this rich, warm material, which he describes as having an “old soul”, while traveling through Italy. There, he found family-owned workshops that had been producing pewter for generations. He fondly recalls the owner of one of the workshops, who was known to sell his pewter wares from boxes strapped to the back of his Vespa.

match debuted with 40 designs at the New York International Gift Fair to great success, catching the eye of prestigious retailers including Gearys in Beverly Hills and Barneys New York, which bought deeply into the collection, and beautifully showcased it in Chelsea Passage, their home décor department. At the time it was the only Italian pewter collection available in the United States, and match was the only American company producing pewter in Italy. Being the first in this category was fortuitous for Reiss, as it gave him the time needed to carefully select the finest workshops to produce his designs. In the years since, the match reach has grown, and the company’s handsome Italian pewter designs are available at over 700 top retailers around the world.

Reiss, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (risd), is the principal designer of the match collection, working in collaboration with the Italian artisans who ultimately hand craft each and every piece. All designs are rooted in classic European forms from the 14th through 19th centuries; many are cast from molds made from original antiques. Pewter, as Reiss quickly discovered, is an elegant chameleon that can effortlessly harmonize with its surroundings, whether casual or formal, traditional or modern.

The incredible versatility of pewter inspired Reiss to expand the offerings of match. In 2002, the company introduced an extensive bar collection — a marriage between beautiful Italian pewter and crystal. It included glassware — for wine, whiskey and everything in between — pitchers, decanters, buckets to hold ice as well as champagne, and punch bowls. The next year brought the introduction of Convivio, a collection of dinnerware — ceramic plates with pewter rims. It was received with a level of enthusiasm that has not abated, and has remained a best seller ever since. Convivio’s curvaceous sister, Viviana, made her debut in 2007, followed by Luisa in 2010. In 2006, match entered into partnership with Coltellerie Berti, an Italian company that has crafted knives, by hand, since 1895.

match’s ongoing success is a testament to, yes, the product itself, but also the people, from the artisans who hand make each piece to the staff both here and in Italy. match has maintained long relationships with the country’s top retailers, and prides itself on adhering to the highest levels of quality, attention to detail, and outstanding personal customer service. As a result, match designs are rarely discontinued, and are destined to be cherished for generations. Each piece of match Italian pewter is an heirloom.

Match Pewter

Match | Classic Champagne Glass, Crystal

Our classic champagne glass harmonizes the beauty of European crystal with the lustrous quality of Italian pewter. It remains a perennial favorite for its singular ability to showcase the experience...

$145.00

Match | Tall Carafe with Collar & Top

This glass and Italian pewter carafe features a distinctive tiered top that adds grace and elegance to any beverage service. Wine, water, or fresh juices are all equally enticing. Care...

$400.00

Match | Gabriella Espresso Spoon

A simple and handsome design that features a thumbnail edge and a banded collar, the Gabriella espresso spoon has a unique ability to complement a wide range of dinnerware styles....

$50.00

Match | Convivio Round Centerpiece with Handles

Match's founder and creative director, considers this footed bowl a “one and done” of table décor – a handsome ceramic piece that makes a quietly beautiful statement whether filled or not....

$885.00

Match | Oval Lidded Box Med

5" W X 4.1" D

$275.00

Match | Convivio Kitchen Utensil Holder

An elegant ceramic and pewter vessel to place near your stove to accommodate an assortment of essential cooking utensils. The base of each is stamped with hallmarks representing our workshop,...

$400.00

Match | Convivio Butter Dish

7" L X 4.2" W

$300.00

Match | Berti, Steak Knives set With Red Lucite Handle

By Coltellerie Berti for match. Coltellerie Berti knives are hand-made in Italy by skilled artisans using the same techniques and materials since 1895. Each knife is created start to finish...

$1,050.00

Match | Berti, Compendio Steak Knifes, set of 6, Polished Blade -Orange Lucite

9.3"  •  ITEM 8450

$775.00

Match | Berti, Compendio Steak Knifes, set of 6, Polished Blade -Ice Lucite

9.3"  •  ITEM 8350

$775.00

Match | Berti, Cheese Knives With Cornotech Handle

By Coltellerie Berti for match. Coltellerie Berti knives are hand-made in Italy by skilled artisans using the same techniques and materials since 1895. Each knife is created start to finish...

$790.00

Match | Gianna Square Serving Bowl

Our Gianna collection is designed with subtle detailing to perfectly harmonize with a variety of tablescapes. This large square serving dish with handles is made by hand from ceramic and...

$765.00