650
650
Two willow `Lámhóg' tankards
Irish, 17th/18th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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650
Two willow `Lámhóg' tankards
Irish, 17th/18th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Two willow `Lámhóg' tankards
Irish, 17th/18th century
one bearing a paper label inscribed in pencil Lady Hedron (?) and each with a small printed label for the Evan-Thomas Collection with '507' and '508' in manuscript, now with metal liners
19cm. and 20.5cm high; 7½in and 8in., 14.5cm. diameter; 5½in.
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Catalogue Note

Originating in Ireland, the Lámhóg was a drinking vessel traditionally manufactured by means of turning on a pole-lathe. They were intended for use as beer tankards in Irish taverns and some examples were exported to inns in the west of England and Wales. Their appearance is distinguished by incised line decoration, flared rims and integral handles.  (see Jonathan Levi, Treen for the Table, 1988, pp. 76-77, and pls. 4/3 and 4/4).  Further examples in the same collection are illustrated in Owen Evan-Thomas, Domestic Utensils in Wood, 1932, p. 51, pl. 20.

A similar Lámhóg, also with provenance from the same collection, sold Sotheby's London `The W. J. Shepherd Collection of Treen', 30 November 1983, lot 539.

Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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London