Mullingar Pewter Claddagh Baby Cup $59.95

Description

Claddagh Baby Cup from Mullingar Pewter. A lovely, classic chistening gift, this pewter cup features the Irish claddagh design and can be engraved with the baby's name and date.

The story of the Claddagh goes back to the 1600’s when the first ring was made in Claddagh on the edge of Galway City. By tradition it is taken to signify the wish that love and friendship should reign supreme. Two hands cradling a crowned heart: The Heart for Love, the Hands for Friendship, the Crown for Loyalty.

The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland byMullingar Pewter 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. Mullingar Pewter 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 pewter. About 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.

3 inches tall