The White Boar was the personal device of King Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485).
Beneath on a scroll is Richard’s personal motto which reads (reputedly in his own hand)
Loyaulté me Lie ; (Loyalty Binds Me)
The Anglo-Norman motto of Richard III, would have been used at court during Richard’s reign.
Historically, leather drinking vessels were lined with boiled resin of the birch tree or brewers pitch. Our tankards are now lined with epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin.
Capacity of Richard III Jack - Approximately One pint and height Approximately.
Capacity of Richard III Tankard- Approximately One pint and height Approximately.
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.