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An old Long Horn drinking flask / cup
This Lot is something that we must admit is unusual for us! None the less... absolutely fabulous of course! This is a long horn drinking flask, very common for Viking re-enactment and are highly collectable!
It really is impossible to date but is expected to be of a good age... the leather work is of a a very dated style and the patina shows age of which we cannot be sure.
The colours range throughout the natural horn between black / grey and white... the leather work is tanned with a reddish finish and it has what looks to be grain grass woven into it.
It has two holes at the top which are used to house a string piece of leather which dis-integrated so a piece of nylon twine has been threaded through for ease of display but this could be easily changed back to leather.
A really nice piece and a great thing for those re-en actors out there or collectors of such items.
Total Filling Length - 37cm approx
Widest point at rim - 6cm approx
This piece is great, the horn itself is covered in natural imperfections being a real piece, so to say.
There are an abundance of small scratches that I presume would be easily polished.
The leather has some wear but holds a great aged patina and is most certainly solid :-)
We have checked and it most certainly is water tight :-)
Will require some cleaning before being used for drinking purposes as it is a little grubby inside :-)
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A lovely and most certainly interesting piece.
Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch :-)
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