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An outstanding and extremely rare pair of George IV silver mounted Horn Hunting Beakers, possibly English Provincial, and made circa 1828


The main body of the beakers is constructed from horn and has a slightly tapering form. Each has a plain silver rim and the sides are most unusually decorated with a hunting scene which spirals down the sides. The scenes depict the huntsmen and horses in full period dress following a pack of hounds in full cry in a rural landscape with trees and stylised dwellings. The base displays the running fox with bushy tail. The top displays the engraved name of the original owner J*DAVIS 1828. The Beakers are in excellent condition and are rare survivors from this period.

Height: 4.6 inches, 11.5cm.

Diameter at the rim: 3.45 inches, 8.63cm.