The Match Pewter Pillar Candle Base is a classic form harmonizes with both traditional and modern settings. Match Pewter does not contain lead and is completely food safe. Not recommended for the dishwasher. Pewter tarnishes very slowly and requires almost no maintenance. Should you want to polish your pewter almost any polish will do (read the directions before using). Match recommends Cape Cod Metal Polish. 100% pewter. Hand-made in Italy.