485
485
France, 15th Century and Later
DRINKING HORN
Estimate
8001,200
JUMP TO LOT
485
France, 15th Century and Later
DRINKING HORN
Estimate
8001,200
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger

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France, 15th Century and Later
DRINKING HORN
the mount inscribed: RECOME[N]CE ... [heart symbol] ... QUI + NE + BOIF [sic] X FOUF + J and with an unidentified coat of arms and the horn with an old white label inscribed in blue ink: WA/1783
metal, with a later cow horn, on a modern metal stand
horn: 34.8 by 43cm., 13 5/8 by 17in.
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Provenance

With Barling, September 1980

Catalogue Note

The charming inscription on the 15th-century mount of this impressive drinking horn implores the drinker to begin again if they are not already drinking like mad. Such a bawdy inscription would have caused amusement within a convival setting and would have served to initiate discussion around the object.

1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger

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London