Woodlands Pewter Tankard - "The Hare"

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About this Piece

Created using the revived ancient art of pewter making, this beautifully handcrafted tankard features three embossed Irish woodland scenes, with a beautifully carved base and handle. Perfect for any lovers of Irish heritage and traditional craft making.

About the Maker

In 1974, Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland, establishing his workshop in Mullingar, County Westmeath. Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman times (as an alloy of tin mixed mainly with copper and antimony), and came to Ireland 800 years ago, becoming fashionable among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes. Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances (modern pewter no longer contains lead, for instance), producing wonderful heritage gifts.

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