The street’s name comes from the tinsmith (stagneri) shops present in the area. The tinsmiths and pewter makers had their own trade association (known as a Scuola) located at San Salvador with Saint John the Baptist as their patron saint.
The tin smiths and pewter makers produced objects in tin and pewter: bowls, trays and chalices. They also repaired pots and polished cutlery.
Like the other metal workers, the masters were required to mark their products with their personal seal. A second mark was also affixed, the "Samarco", issued by the State, guaranteeing the merchandise’s quality. The Scuola’s symbol was composed of a tin bowl from Gallia which was placed on its own altar inside the Scuola’s church. Because of infighting, the Scuola was moved from San Salvador to San Bartolomeo.


A bas-relief can also be seen along the street:



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