The bald eagle was nearly driven to extinction by the use of harmful pesticides such as DDT. Since the ban of these lethal chemicals, they have made a remarkable comeback. Native peoples were inspired by bald eagles and they are often found carved into their totems. In 1782 the bald eagle was also chosen as the emblem of the United States, because of its long life, great strength and majestic look. This hand cast pewter figurine is created in my small studio, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where we often see eagles circling, nesting, and fishing from our nearby river, creating inspiration for this final creation. Each of my figurines is hand crafted using 100% lead-free Britannia metal, known as pewter. Britannia metal (also called britannium or Britannia ware) is a specific type of pewter alloy, favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface. The composition is typically about 92% tin, 6% antimony, and 2% copper. I carefully pour and finish each piece so the final product is something you will treasure for many years. I've been casting pewter for over 30 years and, to many, this is seen as a lost art. The pictured piece is a very close example of the final product you will receive. As I hand-cast each figurine, there may be minor differences between the item pictured and the one you receive; I consider this to be one of the many unique benefits of purchasing a hand-crafted item. If you are interested in purchasing multiples of any of the items in my shop, please contact me, as I am happy to accommodate!