About this Piece
This beautiful handcrafted Mullingar Pewter beaker tells a story from ancient mythical Ireland. Made by Mullingar Pewter in the midlands of Ireland, every side of this Irish handcrafted goblet is etched with the story of one of Irelands great mythical heros. The goblet is 7" high hand turned and polished on the inside. The outside is hand turned on top and base with the center darkened to highlight the scenes on the three sides.
This elaborately handcrafted goblet features embossed scenes of the legendary Queen Maeve (Medb in the Old Irish spelling), the warrior queen of Connacht from the Iron Age who is shrouded in myth, with folklorists suggesting that she may have been a sovereignty goddess.
This Mullingar Pewter piece would make for a wonderful handmade Celtic gift for someone to celebrate their Irish heritage!
- Made in Ireland
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.