The Matthew horn

This is a nice early horn, with a deep patina and many lakes, towns and trees. The lakes show all kinds of fish in them. There are roads that connect each town and lakes but no names. The scalloped edge around the neck is nicely carved. The name section was on the wear side, so unfortunately, the name and date information has been rubbed off. You can still read the first name, “Matthew” and there is a date added by someone else of “1711.” The base plug is carved into a pin wheel. This horn is 17 ” long with a nice curve. The neck shows a noticeable indentation where the strap wrapped around it, indicating many years of use.

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