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|Collection:||Social History - Pinto Collection|
|Date:||1700 - 1900|
This type of traditional Irish tankard is known as a lamhóg. In common with many traditionally made wooden objects, they are extremely difficult to date accurately. They were used in inns and taverns throughout Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Wales and the west of England until the early 20th century. This example is made from a single block of willow which has been turned on a pole lathe. The handle has been gouged out with hand tools and the vessel shows evidence of repairs with the application of metal fastenings to the sides.
|Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.|