Natural horn. The brass tube is wound into eight loops in a spring configuration, with the bell and mouthpiece receiver projecting at opposite ends. This compact shape made the horn easier to carry. The mouthpiece receiver is supported by a plain stay. Inscribed on the bell garland: NICHOLAS WINKINGS/MAKER LONDON.

The horn has had a lengthy association with the hunt, where a series of calls were used to communicate the events of the mounted hunt to its widely scattered participants. Music for multiple horns would often be featured as an entertainment after the hunt. The compact shape of this horn made it easier to carry on such occasions.

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