Monday, 6 June 2011

Two 19th century horn beakers

Two 19th century horn beakers, one (on left) with hall marked silver rim London 1869   and glass base.  The other tin lined with silver plate rim.
Horn beakers were commonly used drinking vessels until about 100 years ago,and were  made from cow horn. Some were embellished with silver mounts or carving, and were variable in colour and size. They are more often found in Scotland.

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