c.1880 Courtois & Mille Coach or Post Horn - Sold

This long horn is made of brass.
It was originally silver plated, much of the plating has worn off.
The flared bell of the horn is stamped :

"Medaille de 1er Classe Exposition Universal 1855
Medaille a Londres 1862
Exposition Universalle
Paris 1867
Medaille d' Honneur en Argent
Antoine Courtois & Mille
Breveté
Facteur du Conservatoire National
88 Rue des Maraiss St Martin
1er Prix
Grande Medaille D'Or
Exposition de Moscou 1872
& Medaille d'Or Paris 1878
S. Arthur Chappell
Sole Agent
52 New Bond Street London"

The 18th century company of Courtois became Courtois & Mille in July 1880.
This horn pre-dates medals awarded in 1883 and 1885, so it must date to 1880-1883.
It horn has its original mouthpiece.

It is in good condition with a few minor dents and dings around the bell and sounds well

Dimensions 45" (114cm) length x 5" (12.3cm) bell diameter

Ref: Misc231-courtoishorn

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