Mullingar Pewter Door Knocker
A superb claddagh design door knocker handcrafted for Mullingar Pewter in Ireland by a skilled pewter craftsman. Pewter never wears and is a superb display piece.
7 inches tall
The Care of Pewter
To recapture the exquisite original lustre of your much treasured collectors piece, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water and immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
The early history of the Claddagh goes back over 400 years to a small fishing village nestled on the shores of Galway Bay.
Here the Claddagh became a token of love, loyalty and friendship when a seafaring Spanish goldsmith fell in love with a girl from the Claddagh village and crafted the first Claddagh ring for her. Since that time the Claddagh has become a symbol of love throughout the world.
A Claddagh with the heart facing towards one's heart is seen as a proclamation of love and the heart facing away from one's heart is a sign of being uncommitted.
The crown is for loyalty, as a man promises to be loyal for life to his bethrothed. The hands represent friendship as one's partner in life is also ones best friend.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful Claddagh piece and invite you to browse our many other Claddagh themed products.
About Mullingar Pewter
The early history of pewter in Ireland goes back at least 800 years. The pewterers of this era produced the first utensils for domestic use, consisting mainly of tankdards, plates and candlesticks.
It is now fashionable to buy pewter for everday use instead of silver. Peweter is easy to store, never wears out and on special occasions it provides a splendid display. Ot can also be readily engraved with ain inscription by any competent jeweller.
The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by Mullingar Pewter in 1974. Each piece is still made in the traditional way in a crafts workshop by Irish men and women, specially trained in the old casting methods, meticulous assembly and delicate hand finishing. These skills take year sot acquire and each piece of pewter bears the company touchmark which his a guarantee in itself.