18th Century Engraved ‘Earl Talbot’ Horn Beaker c1770

£190.00

Product Code:2020011502

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Description

Heading : 18th century engraved  ‘Earl Talbot’ horn beaker
Date : c1770
Period : George III
Origin : Wales

Decoration : Engraved on front and back – see below
Size :  Height 8.8cm. maximum diameter 7.1cm
Condition : Age related cracks and chips to base and rim
Restoration : None
Weight :  51.5grams

A charming and fascinating piece of folk art and social history. this naively carved horn beaker is a real rarity. The front is carved with a dedication and various symbols including a wheat sheaf. lyre and farm tools.  The reverse depicts a doveabove the hands of friendship clasped in greeting.  The word ‘love’ is replaced by two hearts and the name ‘Harper’ is depicted using the image of a harp.

The inscription reads :

“HEAR IS TO EARL TALBOT WITH ALL LOVE J HARPER”

This will refer to John Chetwynd-Talbot. the first Earl Talbot of Hensol . Glamorgan. or his son Charles the second Earl.

 

 

Additional information

Weight250 g

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