17th-18th century. 6" length, made of horn in three pieces with the joints concealed in the decoration. Oval section, tapered and slightly curved. Carved both sides with geometric and somewhat stylized foliage, pigmented red on the dark horn ground. Back side at the beck with surface wear, probably from a hide suspension carrier. Excellent patina and wonderful age character. Rare.
Stock Number: FNS2992

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