The Hare evolved on the grassland steppe of central Asia and spread west with Neolithic man. The original British Hares were the mountain creatures confined to the Scottish Highlands and now the English Peak District.
The Brown Hare was introduced at the time of the Romans, or perhaps a little earlier, maybe up to 2000 years ago.
The image depicting the single hare is taken from a Romano British Brooch, found in Scotland so it is possibly a reworking of and early Pictish symbol. The Tinners Hare design appears as a carving on many church roof bosses in southern England, particularly around Dartmoor. In a global context, the symbol is far more ancient and is found across Europe to Southern Russia, Iran, Nepal and China with meanings ranging from divination to resurrection. Maybe the symbol traces an ancient trade route; perhaps one along which tin would have been transported, hence the West Country connection
Capacity of Romano Hare Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.
Capacity of Tinners Rabbit Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.
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.