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Horn Hunting Beakers

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Rare as a pair, scratch work horn beakers, one that could be titled 'Full Cry'; the other 'The Death'.

 

The sratch work engraving has been tinted to great effect; a rarely seen feature on these engraved horn cups. They are also unusually crowded with details, 'Full Cry with five huntsmen, fifteen hounds, two houses and........one fox trying to go to ground. 'The Death' now has four huntsmen, one holding aloft the dead fox, and eighteen hounds.

 

English, first half of the 19th century.

 

4.25 inches high and 4 inches high.

 

 

Item Code: 4564

£ 985

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