About this piece
This gorgeous pewter finish picture frame features famous scenes from around Dublin city; The Ha'penny bridge, The spire, Molly Malone, shamrock and the Dublin flag. This is a charming way to acknowledge someone's Irish heritage, or makes a beautiful souvenir.
About the Maker
Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances, producing wonderful heritage gifts. In 1974, Paddy Collins opened his workshop in the town of Mullingar, County Westmeath. It is here in the Irish midlands that Paddy revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland.
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 popular among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes.