A lovely gift for the special wedding day! This lovely Celtic Unity Cadlestick features Irish Pewter. The early history of pewter in Ireland goes back at least 800 years, when the first pewter was handmade for domestic utensils, plates, candlesticks, and tankards. Around the 12 Century, pewter was only within the reach of the wealthy, and it was found on the tables of castle halls and in the houses of rich merchants and churchmen. Later, its use spread into taverns and cottages. The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland in the 1970's. This pewter candlestick was handcrafted in the traditional way in a workshop in Ireland. Specially trained artisans are trained in the old casting methods, and each piece is meticulously assembled, and delicately hand finished.