A pair of early Victorian finely engraved prize winning steer horns, dated 1846
A pair of early Victorian finely engraved prize winning steer horns, dated 1846. One horn inscribed 'The Horns of a 4yrs old Hereford steer bred by Mr T Roberts of Ivington Bury near Leominster, Hereford, fed by Mr W Trinder Wantage, Berks, Exhibited in Class 1st at the Smithfield Club Christmas Cattle Show, to which the 1st Prize of £20 and silver medal was awarded. London 1846.' The other matching horn is finely engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Prince Consort of Queen Victorian with the motto 'Treu und Fest' meaning Loyal and Sure in German. The horns are engraved by Wood of London. 20.1 in (51 cm) length.
Auction Date: July 2020