Mullingar Pewter Gents Pocket Watch - Celtic E Design

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About this Pocket Watch

Mullingar Pewter pocket watch featuring a stunning Celtic design embossed on the disc. This authentic men's Celtic pocket watch is a high-quality piece, made in Ireland. This Irish pocket watch makes a wonderful statement piece, or the perfect accessory for your Irish tweed waistcoatThis would be a perfect handmade Celtic gift for him, or even yourself!

 

  • Made in Ireland
  • 12" Chain
  • Watch Dimensions: 1.75" x 1.75"
  • Clip Length: 1"
  • Gift-boxed 


Ancient Celtic Art

Also known as insular art (from the Latin insula meaning 'island'), Celtic designs were eventually adapted by early Christian artists to adorn their works (most famously with the Book of Kells) and to acclimatize Christianity to the local pagan populations. The most iconic features of Celtic art were the knots, known as icovellavna, which formed stylized patterns for illustration and calligraphy, such as the trinity knot. Spirals and triple-spirals (triskeles) are also a common motif - the latter being related to the importance of the number three in Celtic mythology. As the ancient Celts migrated from Central Europe to Ireland and Britain, the designs likely have a mainland origin - though Christian missionaries from these islands would later help reintroduce the art back to Europe. 

About the Maker

Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland. In 1974 he opened his workshop in the town of Mullingar, County Westmeath in Ireland's midlands. Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman time and came to Ireland 800 years ago. It quickly became 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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