Durrow Cross - Hand Carved
Our drinking vessels are lined with either an epoxy resin or alternatively brewers pitch. Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our Facts page
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.
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.
Capacity of Durrow Cross Jack or Tankard height approximately 15cm -Capacity one pint - Approximately
At busy times such as Christmas, our popular hand carved and painted drinking vessels can take up to two weeks to create.
We try to ensure that we always have a stock, however, please do use our Contact Us page if you are in a hurry and would like to check our stock levels before ordering.
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.