About this piece
These beautiful pewter corkscrews will impress any guest. With such careful detailing and so many Irish designs to choose from, these corkscrews would make a lovely Irish wedding gift.
- Made in Ireland
- Multiple Celtic designs to choose from
About the Maker
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. 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.