Artwork : ArchiveNo00154

Tankard 1545





Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 3.14pm
Artefact Name Tankard
Artefact Description Made of wood – base is beech, hooping is willow, staves are pine, the pin is oak, the handle is poplar. Coated in pitch inside to keep tankard waterproof. 16.7cm in height, 12.5 in diameter, holds just over a pint.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image tankard.jpg
Sample Taken Pitch from the inside of tankard
Sample Image

History of Artefact It was used for drinking 'small beer' (not as strong as other beers). They are personal possessions but some would drink from bowls instead. Officers would drink from tankards made of pewter. It was found on the Orlop deck.
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners A seaman
Special Memories ‘There are reports of the crew on the Mary Rose being drunk and disorderly. There is a report that describes a fight over a boat to use to take them back to the ship!’
Andy Elkerton - Historian
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