About this Piece
This Mullingar Pewter goblet is handcrafted in the midlands of Ireland. Every side of this Celtic goblet is etched with the story of one of Ireland's great mythical heros. The goblet is 7" high hand turned and polished on the inside. The outside is hand turned on top and base with the center darkened to highlight the scenes on the three sides. A lovely gift for someone's home or indeed a great cup for drinking some quality wine.
Handcrafted in Ireland
Authentic Irish Pewter
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.