Hunting Horn - Styles and Influences
England; walrus tusk; 1st half 14th c.
The horn is northern in type with ridged edges and carved in long patterned bands. The valuable silver mountings were not part of the original.
The original 14th c. mountings, especially if they were silver or gold or contained precious stones, may have been lost in the confusion and money scarcity of the Hundred Years War. The mountings that replaced them are almost a century later. The horn is closest to the decorative style of master craftsman Boucicaut and his workshop.