TWO BRITISH ENGRAVED AND INITIALLED HORN BEAKERS, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $600-$800
Sold: $1,020 ($850)
The first possibly Scottish, engraved with the initials “JW” within a laurel wreath flanked by a thistle and flowering stem above a coach-and-four, and depicting a cut-away view of a tavern revealing figures smoking and drinking below the sign “PORTER AND ALES;” the second with the initials “S + P,” engraved with a hunt passing a large country house. Heights 3 ¼ and 3 ⅛ inches.
Provenance: The first, “The William H. Guthman Collection, Part II: Militaria and Americana,” Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 12, 2006, lot 726.