Huntsman's Horn
Huntsman's Horn

Huntsman's Horn

c. 1696 English

Offered by Peter Cameron

£12,500 gbp
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A late 17th century silver-mounted Huntsman's Horn, the unmarked mounts engraved: ''Floreat virtute Cornu 1696' and 'Cornu de Cornwell', the central band engraved with an armorial and with a Royal crown upon a pedestal below the motto 'Floreat Cornu Corone'.
The unidentified arms are:- argent, a fess sable between three posthorns sable below the motto 'Cornu Saluti'.
Cornwell is a village near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, not far from the ancient Royal Forest of Wychwood.
Early English Huntsman's horns are rare. A very similar horn, of an earlier date but with replacement mounts is the Delamere Horn, now in the Grosevenor Museum, Chester.
Good with some old repair to the mounts and some surface damage to the horn.
See:‘Catalogue of Silver in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester’, Peter Boughton 2000, pp.163-167. The Delamere Horn and illustration.
See also: Joseph C. Bridge.,‘Horns’,Journal of the Chester and North Wales Archaeological and Historic Society, new series, vol. 11, 1905, pp.85-166.
Width 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Stock Code
Silver and Horn
Circa 1696
Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron
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