Mullingar Pewter Celtic Bangle $49.95
This Celtic Bangle is truely beautiful. Made by Mullingar Pewter, Co. Louth, Ireland. The history of Irish Pewter goes back at least 800 years. The early craftsmen produced the first domestic pewter utensils, consisting mainly of tankards, plates and candlesticks. Around the 12th. century, pewter was only for the wealthy, where it was to be found on the tables of castle halls and in rich merchant's and churchmen's houses. Later the use of pewter spread into taverns and cottages. In the 18th and 19th centuries, with the introduction of pottery and glass, pewter use declined but it has seen a more recent revival.The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by us in 1974. Most of the pieces are still made in the traditional way in Mullingar Pewter's own workshop by Irish men and women, specially trained in the old casting methods, meticulous assembly and delicate hand finishing. These skills take years to acquire. We have consistently applied the highest standards of design and quality control in the production of these exquisite gifts. We are renowned around the world for our fine pewterAbout the only thing that has changed in pewter. manufacture is the materials. Originally pewter was made from a composition of lead and tin. Today, the raw materials consist of 95% tin with the balance made up of copper and antimony. Our pewter products are guaranteed lead-free and quite safe to be used for all kinds of food and drink.