About this Piece
Emblazoned with a stylised Celtic Ox and icovellavna design, this pewter goblet (8 oz, 5 1/4" tall) celebrates St. Luke "The Ox". A historian and an artist, St. Luke is often seen as the patron saint of students, artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers. This beautifully handcrafted goblet is a perfect gift for a special someone, or even something nice to have for yourself.
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.