Mullingar Pewter Mechanical Pocket Watch with Trinity Knot Design

Regular price €49.00

About this Piece

This Mullingar Pewter Pocket Watch is the perfect gift for someone who enjoys subtle elegance. Featuring the Celtic Knot design, this Celtic pocket watch is a really special item to give to a friend or loved one. The watch itself is a manual wind-up and the workings can be seen from both the front face and back of the watch. The chain is 12" in length and has a pocket clip on the end designed to slip on to the cuff of a pocket. This is a beautifully crafted timepiece and a stunning Irish gift.
  • Mechanical Pocket Watch
  • 12" chain
  • Handcrafted in Westmeath, Ireland

History of the Celtic Trinity

The leaf-life trinity knot, or triquetra (from the Latin 'three-cornered), was used by early Christians to represent the Holy Trinity, though the symbol has its roots in earlier pre-Christian religions, possibly existing thousands of years beforehand. Being such as versatile symbol, the triquetra has countless interpretations - the number three was an important number in Celtic symbolism, so possible meanings also include the unity of the earth/sea/sky, the three stages of life, or various triple-deities. 

The design came to prominence during the period of 'insular art' in the early middle ages, which combined early Christian and Celtic art. Some of its most famous incarnations are found within the artwork of the Book of Kells. It was popularized again during the Celtic revival of the 19th Century. 

About the Maker

Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances producing wonderful heritage gifts. 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.  

In 1974, Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland. Establishing his workshop in the town of Mullingar, County Westmeath,