Britannia is an alloy metal composed of block tin, a small portion of antimony, and less than one-third as much copper as brass. This compound which is bright and silvery looking, is now extensively used instead of pewter, and for many purposes to which pewter was never adapted. It is very easy to work by rolling, casting, turning, and planing, as well as by stamping in dies. Consequently, the articles made from it are almost unlimited in variety and very cheaply produced. Teapots, candlesticks, and spoons are some of the articles frequently made of this metal.