18thc.  Underpainted Outer Case

Stock No. P059

English, c1770
Underpainted horn outer case


Diameter 49.5 mm, inner bezel diameter 42 mm, inner depth to bezel 18 mm.

Underpainted horn covering and gilt rims and pins. The picture, framed with a gold border and seaweed, shows a sailor’s wife’s lament as she watches a ship wreck. Good colour to the horn.

The tip of the catch spring is missing, so the bezel does not snap shut. The horn is in quite good condition with three cracks to the back but no chips. There is one section (2 cm.) of horn missing from the bezel. There are a few brass pins missing.

The hinge is fine.