Durrow Cross - Hand Carved or Engraved
Durrow Cross - Hand Carved £70
Durrow Cross - Hand Engraved £56
The cross is taken from the centre of an ornamental carpet page in the Book of Durrow which is a late 7th century, Irish/ Northumbrian work now in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. The book was donated by Henry Jones who was appointed vice-chancellor of the university in 1646, who also donated the Book of Kells.
Our Durrow Cross can be either hand carved or hand engraved as detailed in the photos above.
History asserts that Columba dictated and directed the work, destined for use in the monastery at Durrow in Ireland. It is probable that most of the text and illumination was executed on Lindisfarne, one of the most sophisticated scriptoria in the 6th/9th centuries, supplying books as far away as Rome
Historically, leather drinking vessels were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. Our full grain leather drinking vessels are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.
Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our Facts page.
Capacity of Durrow Cross Jack or Tankard height approximately 15cm -Capacity one pint - Approximately
We always try to ensure that we always have a stock of our handmade items. If we are out of stock, we will make your order especially for you, this could take us a week or two to complete, depending on demand.
Please do phone us on 01833908088 or you may contact us here if you would like to check our stock levels before ordering.
Due to Brexit restrictions, we unfortunately have had to suspend delivery to countries within the EU.
Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels
- Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
- All UK sourced.
- Hand crafted and stitched.
- Handmade in England
If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.