Skellig Gift Store has a large selection of Mullingar Pewter Pocket Watches. All designed with Celtic symbols including Trinity, Claddagh, Tree of Life and Shamrock. The history of Mullingar Irish Pewter goes back at least 800 years. Around the 12th. century, pewter was only for the wealthy, where it was to be found on the tables of castle halls and also in rich merchant’s and churchmen’s houses. Later the use of pewter spread into taverns and cottages. It’s now fashionable to buy pewter for everyday use. Mullingar Pewter is easy to store, never wears out and on special occasions it provides a splendid display. 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 as well as antimony.
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