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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T303
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.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century or 19th century - possibly
Medium:Turned. Carved.
Place of Origin:Ireland


Height:21 cm
Diameter:16.9 cm