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Early 19th Century English Antique Leather Bombard / Jug, Circa 1800

Early 19th Century English Antique Leather Bombard / Jug, Circa 1800

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Early 19th Century English Antique Leather Bombard / Jug, Circa 1800


We love Engish antique leather bombards and blackjacks and always buy period ones when they come up for sale.  Yes, they are always expensive to buy but worth every penny in our opinion and they are always on our “must-have” list when they appear!

This fine and large bombard dates back to the early 19th Century (towards the latter years of the reign of King George III), circa 1800.

Bombards are a very English tradition and were used as vessels for carrying ale, cider, water and other fluids. Smaller mugs/drinking vessels exist and are known as "blackjacks".

Formed on a mould from wet leather, earlier examples were then hand-stitched together.  This example shows mechanised stitching indicating a 19thC date.

These vessels were lined with bitumen or had tin liners.

This bombard has lovely wear and patination to the outer surface and displays very well.

Condition – Please refer to the images. There is surface wear commensurate with age. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Height 35.6 cm (14″)

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