About this Piece
- Mechanical Pocket Watch
- 12" chain
- Handcrafted in Westmeath, Ireland
About the Maker
Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland In 1974. He establishing his workshop in the hear of the midlands 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.