ENGLISH ENGRAVED HORN BEAKER, DATED 1768.Est. $500-$700
Sold: $1,200 ($1,000)
The detailed continuous scene depicting a gentleman and his wife strolling from their ivy-covered house toward an overseer, and past workers feeding pigs, watering a team of horses, bringing a loaded haywagon into a barn, a plow and harrows, fowl and a martin house, affixed with a silver shield engraved with the initial and date “R 1768.” Height 3 ¾ inches.
Provenance: “The Collection of Thomas A. Gray,” Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, March 29, 2010, lot 63; Priddy and Beckerdite, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1986.