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Will Kempe


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Product Description

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.

Will Kempe was Shakespeare's favourite fool and was destined to be one of five actor-shareholders in "The Lord Chamberlains Men" alongside Shakespeare.

In February/March 1600, he undertook what he would later call his "Nine Days Wonder" by morris dancing 100 miles from London to Norwich. A 17th Century Jig, entitled Kempe's Jig, was named after him and published in the first edition of John Playford's The English Dancing Master of 1651. 

The design can be hand carved on either a Tudor Tankard or a Medieval Jack Body. 

Capacity of  Jack or Tankard One pint - Approximately.

Height: 15 cm


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 EnglandHandmade in England

Product Personalisation

If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.

Click here for a description of Engraving and Carving