This ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by Mullingar Pewter in 1974. Most of the pieces are still made in the traditional way by specially trained men and women in the old casting methods. These skills take years to acquire. About the only thing which has changed in pewter manufacturing is the composition of the materials. Today, the raw materials consist of 95% tin with the balance made up of copper and antimony. The products are guaranteed lead-free and quite safe to use for all kinds of food and drink.
These beautiful jewelry boxes are adorn with the Claddagh on top. Dating back to the sixteenth century, the Claddagh symbolizes friendship (hands), love (heart) and loyalty (crown). The Claddagh is the perfect way to let her know how special she is to you...a classic piece to hold her most special pieces.
These will arrive in a Mullingar Pewter gift box and measure approximately:
- Small (Front Right) 3.5"L x 2.25"W x 1.75"H
- Medium (Middle) 5"L x 3"W x 2"H
- Large (Open - Back Left) 7"L x 4"W x 2.75"H
Please Note: Only the large box has the ring cushions in the center. The small and medium boxes are velvet lined only.