A leather costrel or water carrier, c. 17th century. Formed from three pieces of leather stitched together with a reinforced neck. Costrels were often pitch lined to make them watertight. There are two holes one either side of the neck of the bottle to accommodate the method of suspension, probably from the waist. The stopper is missing and it has been patched on one side. Exhibited at the Worthing Exhibition in 1973. This item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.