Mullingar Pewter Gents Pocket Watch - Celtic Spiral Design

Regular price €38.19 Sale price €36.00 Save €2.19

About this Pocket Watch

This Mullingar Pewter pocket watch features a Celtic spiral design embossed on the face, as well as a quartz movement. Comes complete with a chain and presentation box. This is an authentic traditional Irish design handcrafted in the Mullingar Pewter workshop in County Westmeath. This would be a perfect handmade Celtic gift for him, or even yourself! Style it with a piece of traditional Irish clothing, like an Irish tweed vest or tweed hat to complete your Irish look. 

  • 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 established his workshop in the scenic town of Mullingar, County Westmeath, in the heart of Ireland. 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.