Mullingar Pewter Mythical Ireland Beaker - Brian Boru

Regular price €54.99
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.


About this Piece

This beautiful handcrafted Mullingar Pewter beaker tells a story from ancient mythical Ireland, featuring a design of Brian Boru. A perfect gift hearkening back to one's Irish heritage, and can be used for ale, beer, or any beverage of your choosing.

  • Made in Ireland
  • 8oz
  • Height 4.25"
  • Width 3.2"

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.