Mullingar Pewter Salmon of Knowledge Pewter Beaker

Regular price €104.99

About this Piece

This beautiful handcrafted Mullingar Pewter beaker tells a story from ancient mythical Ireland. Made by Mullingar Pewter in the midlands of Ireland, every side of this Irish handcrafted goblet is etched with the story of one of Irelands great mythical heroes. The beaker depicts the legend of Fionn McCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge. This Mullingar Pewter piece would make for a wonderful handmade Celtic gift for someone to celebrate their Irish heritage.

  • Height 6"
  • 12 oz
  • Made in Ireland

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.