Old shrink pot

This is the shrink pot which was discovered by peat cutters in 2009 in a peat bog.  It was, and still is, filled with butter. The National Museum of Ireland is conserving the find which is 3 foot high and a foot in diameter – bigger than any I’ve ever made.

I like the closer. Watch this space for imitations.

Read more about it here.  But feel free to ignore some of the journo rubbish like “An oak barrel dating back to about 3,000 years ago”  alongside: “‘It is hoped that through further tests the species of the wood will be identified and the vessel dated through radiocarbon dating,’ the museum said in a statement.”  They may have well as saved their breath!

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