Horn

Record number: CHEGM: 1984 2

Description: The Delamere Horn made from the horn of female European bison. The silver-gilt mouthpiece attributed by William Mutton of Chester, c.1561-66. The two sterling silver mounts were made by Herbert Charles Lambert, hallmarked London 1905-6. The mouthpiece is engraved with a bond of scrolling arabesques and this has been copied on the other two mounts. The horn is suspended from a green and gold tasselled braid, c.1561-66. This horn was the symbol of office of the Chief forester of Delamere and Mondrem in central Cheshire, the office was created c.1123. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Beecroft Bequest, and Grosvenor Museum Society.

Creator: possibly William Mutton

Place made: Chester

Date: circa1561-1566

Period: 16th century

Creator: Herbert Charles Lambert

Place made: London

Date: 1905-1906

Period: 20th century

Material: horn, silver

Dimensions: height ; width


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