A 17th century drinking horn
Lot 180
A 17th century drinking horn
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 4,561) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 17th century drinking horn A 17th century drinking horn
A 17th century drinking horn
Of tapering naturalistic form, the shaped collar with engraved inscription, the tip with shaped finial, the body applied with engraved disc, with a looped chain attached to rings applied to the collar and finial, length 29.5cm.

Footnotes

  • The collar engraved;
    Drinke t/y Thrice Full E're you sit downe To e/y ROSE e/y THISTLE and e/y Crowne.
    The disc engraved;
    1602 surmounted by the initials J.R and a crown.
    Such horns were known to exist from the 6th century, and were used for drinking Wassail. They became a feudal symbol of land occupancy during the Middle Ages.
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