An ear trumpet made from hammered unmarked silver on a silver chain to be carried around the neck. The size of the trumpet is such that this could only have been used for a child; presumably a privileged one from a wealthy family to have been able to afford an aid like this.
The ornately hand carved grille can be removed. So too can the hand blown glass ear piece. The trumpet works very well. Dating this piece is difficult, but it is certainly 19th century and possibly earlier and likely to have been of European origin.
- From the Phisick collection