Rare Victorian Solid Silver & Copper Hunting Horn, Henry Distin, C. 1867

RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867


RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867


RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867


RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867


RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867

RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867



RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867    RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867


An extremely rare Victorian solid silver and copper hunting horn, by Henry Distin. The horn has a silver top half including mouthpiece, and also an applied silver rim to the horn end, with an inscription:'From a few friends, NICHOLAS CORNISH, 1867'. The horn is marked:'HY DISTIN MAKER LONDON'. The silver is not hallmarked, but has been tested as solid silver. Silver Distin horns of this period very seldom come on the market. In fact I cannot find any!
Henry John Distin was originally a touring musician, who toured the US with the'Distin Family Quintet' and helped promote the popularity of the saxhorn. He immigrated to the US in 1877, first setting up shop as an instrument maker in New York and later opening the Henry Distin Manufacturing Co. In Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1886.

His innovative designs helped to shape cornet and drum making in America. Hallmarks : The horn is not hallmarked, but tests as solid silver. Dimensions: it is c23cm high, c5.3cm wide at the bottom end, and weighs c100g. Condition: The horn is in very good general condition, and gives a lovely sound!!
There is a very slight bend which is visible in photo 1. The copper has a beautiful patina. A few small dings and dints around the body as one would expect, but no splits. Recorded 2nd Class: FREE (this will not insure the item, but the parcel can be traced and it will be'signed for'). We always post items in new packages and pack them securely.

Please check out our other items. The item "RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".

The seller is "compton501" and is located in Newbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Product: Hunting Horn
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Maker: Henry Distin



RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867    RARE Victorian Solid SILVER & Copper HUNTING HORN, Henry DISTIN, c. 1867