Christmas Decoration Celtic Cross Trellis Shamrock
Fine Bone China Christmas Decoration with famous Irish Trellis shamrock pattern. The three leafed shamrock was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity when he brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th Century A.D. Ever since, March 17th is celebrated as St. Patrick's day. High Crosses are found throughout Ireland on old monastic sites. The earliest High Crosses were made from wood or metal but the great stone monuments seen today date from the 9th century.