Vintage 1905-1910 Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran

Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran
Circa 1905-1910 Polecat full mask antique sporran with open pouch by lifting the head. Two claws are used each side of the front flap.
The back is in fine ox blood colour alligator skin. The polecat (Mustela putorius) had been persecuted to extinction in Scotland by the early 20th century. Polecat populations derived from released animals exist in Argyll and Perthshire and possibly elsewhere, but true polecats are among Scotland’s rarest mammals.
In good used antique condition. Not supplied with strap ( we can supply a new strap if required )
Size Approx.  7″ x 9 1/2″ ( 17 x 24cm )
UK Purchase only – Due to export laws we cannot export the sporran.

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

Description

Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran – Full mask antique sporran with open pouch by lifting the head. Two claws are used each side of the front flap.
The back is in fine ox blood colour alligator skin.
In good used antique condition.
Not supplied with strap ( we can supply a new strap if required )
Antique Edwardian Scottish Polecat Sporran – Size Approx.  7″ x 9 1/2″ ( 17 x 24cm )
The polecat (Mustela putorius) had been persecuted to extinction in Scotland by the early 20th century. Polecat populations derived from released animals exist in Argyll and Perthshire and possibly elsewhere, but true polecats are among Scotland’s rarest mammals.

We design bespoke sporrans for clients using new and vintage sporran cantles. Our range of fine quality Scottish goat hair sporrans are hand made in Scotland.

Bespoke Hand Crafted & Vintage Scottish Sporrans. We have offer a range of new Scottish sporrans and much loved pre owned sporrans to complete your outfit or add to your collection. The stock range is ever changing with fine vintage sporrans from the 18th – 20th centuries. From original antique Jacobite sporrans from the 45 to Victorian and Edwardian sporrans.

Our range of new fine quality Scottish leather day sporrans are hand made in Scotland, including a range of traditional style sporrans and Scottish regimental.

Bespoke Sporran Design

We also offer a complete design and make service for sporrans and if you have a sporran you would like made as a special design please contact us. We would love to hear from you. We can incorporate a vintage cantle you may own or offer a range of new and vintage cantles. We would love to hear from you.

A Sporran is a pouch (Scottish Gaelic for ‘purse’). Now a decorative part of Highland dress, it was originally an everyday  practical item. Made of leather or fur, it usually has more or less elaborate silver or other ornamentation, especially on the clasp or hanger. It is worn on a chain or belt around the waist, allowing the sporran to lie below the waist of the person wearing a kilt. ‘ It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important’ – Sherlock Holmes