Early 18th Century Leather and Silver-mounted Blackjack
Early 18th Century Leather and Silver-mounted Blackjack

Early 18th Century Leather and Silver-mounted Blackjack

c. 1700 England

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Of cylindrical form mounted with a silver rim with pendant foliate lappets and maker's mark 'EW' [the E a Sigma], with stitched footrim and stitched handle with basal 'kick'. The maker's mark 'E [sigma] W' has not been identified.

Blackjacks: The Blackjack’s name is derived from the materials used in its construction. Leather is usually worked wet so that it can be shaped. Leather that has been soaked in hot water and dried is known as ‘Jack’ leather. This is the origin of the modern word ‘jacket’. Jacks were originally black because the black material used to line the inside, was used on the outside of the vessel, thus colouring it. For a discussion on leather drinking vessels and 'blackjacks' see Oliver Baker, 'Black Jacks and Leather Bottells', London, 1921.
Dimensions
Height 14.50 cm (5.71 inches)
Stock Code
6113
Medium
Leather and silver-mounted.
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