Leather Bottle or Costrel

English, c.1700

Leather. A good looking bottle, used for both carrying ale into the fields during the working day and for drinking it in the tavern at night. Shows good signs of use -- the old cobbler-stitched repair is as much an enhancement as a fault. The holes around the stopper hole a bit more detrimental. Stitched repair and losses.

6-3/4" w x 5-1/4" d x 7-1/4" h.

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