About this Mullingar Pewter Cross
This Mullingar Pewter Cross is a 7" high replica of the standing high cross of Durrow, handcrafted in stunning detail out of pewter and stainless steel. This traditional Irish sculpture emulates the famous stone cross of Durrow, which stands at 3.6 metres tall, originally part of a monastery founded by St Colomba in the 6th century in County Offaly. Made in Ireland, this Celtic design would make for a beautiful traditional Irish gift for a friend or yourself!
- Height 7.5"
- Made in Ireland
- Gift boxed
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.