Winchcombe Mysteries No:9 

 

What is it?

 

Winchcombe Museum is housed in the former magistrate’s court.

This very large pot was used by the magistrates to hold their umbrellas and walking sticks. However, it is very unlikely that that was its original purpose. It is all in one piece, and there is a deep rim around the opening.

What was it intended to do?

  • A butter churn?

But the top does not come off, so it would be impossible to clean

  • A cider bottle?

Unwieldy to hold and pour, and there is no spout.

The opening is quite narrow for dipping into.

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