Ardagh Chalice - Mullingar Pewter

Mullingar pewter
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Mullingar Pewter Replica of the Ardagh Chalice

This replica of the Ardagh Chalice is from Mullingar Pewter and stands 10” tall with the wooden base. This pewter chalice would make an excellent trophy.
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Gift Boxed, Made in Ireland.

The Ardagh Chalice, which ranks with the Book of Kells as one of the finest known works of Celtic art, is thought to have been made in the 9th century AD.
     A large, two-handled silver cup, decorated with gold, gilt bronze, brass, lead pewter and enamel, assembled from 354 separate pieces. The names of the apostles are incised in a frieze around the bowl, below a girdle bearing inset gold wirework panels of animals, birds, and geometric interlace. Techniques used include hammering, engraving, lost-wax casting, filigree applique, cloisonné, and enameling
     It was found in
1868, together with a small bronze cup and four brooches, by two boys, Jim Quin and Paddy Flanagan, digging in a potato field on the south-western side of a rath (ring fort) called Reerasta, beside the village of Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland.
     The Ardagh Chalice currently resides in the National Museum of Ireland.