Bring the regal air and sophistication of ancient Celtic art to your home with our very special Ireland Cross Mug Set. This set includes two beautifully hand-painted 13-ounce mugs that ship together in a sturdy gift box. The mugs themselves are crafted from pure bone china, a type of giftware that is renowned for its softer, inviting off-white hue that accentuates the colors that are painted over it. This particular set is painted by hand at Royal Tara, at the company’s workshop in the city of Galway. Better yet, this set includes one of the most famous and cherished Irish symbols of all time: the Celtic Cross.
The earliest Celtic High Crosses were made from wood or metal, but many of the cross monuments seen today originate from the 9th century and are usually carved from stone.
At the center of each mug is a radiant green Celtic Cross embellished with Celtic Knot tips on all four of the cross’s limbs. Bordering the brom and bottom of each mug are gorgeous and colorful Celtic Knot patterns that are perhaps just as renowned and iconic in Ireland’s rich history. Prior to St. Patrick’s arrival in 432 AD, Celtic Crosses and knotwork appeared in various forms of art throughout Ireland and Scotland, but both motifs began to be incorporated into the church’s architecture, artwork, and appeared most prevalently in illuminated manuscripts where they were employed to help illuminate the glory of the gospel. And although their usage may have changed, their core meanings did not: that all life on earth is connected and interwoven in beautiful, complex ways. This is just one reason we think these mugs are the perfect gift for a special friend, and are even more perfect for sharing a cup of hot tea or coffee together.
Headquartered in Galway, Royal Tara has served as one of Ireland's most renowned makers of fine china, gift ware, and related accessories for more than 50 years. Today the company's products are enjoyed in households across the globe, but each item the company ships has its humble roots in Royal Tara's workshop. Additionally, each piece passes through the hands of numerous craftspeople as it makes its way through the workshop, each of whom add their own special touch to our Ireland Cross Mug Set With Gift Box and thereby making each mug a unique one-of-a-kind piece. This is your chance to own a special, unique piece of Ireland that expresses your love for the Emerald Isle in a special, unique way. We are very excited to partner with Royal Tara to offer our Ireland Cross Mug Set With Gift Box because we feel they make a perfect gift for either yourself or a special friend who loves Irish history and culture as much as we do.
Please do not delay in ordering your Ireland Cross Mug Set With Gift Box as this product sells very quickly and restocking may take some time. They will arrive safe and sound at your door in a beautiful paper box decorated in the same style and motif as your mugs, making it as easy purchase to give as a gift. As with all orders at ShamrockGift, these mugs include free 3-day shipping anywhere in the United States, so you will have your set very soon after placing your order!