A late 19th Century large London Dome ear trumpet by Hawksley in its original leather and silk lined carrying case.
The body work of the ear trumpet is in excellent condition noting a few tiny and inconsequential dents (see pictures). The simple but eye catching grille is in good state with some loss of paintwork and very age related early oxidation. The ear piece is probably made from gutta percha and is not detachable. The leather case is inremarkable good nick but is missing the bottom half of the securing catch. It is rare to find these ear horns with their original case which also explains why the piece is in fine condition.
- From the Phisick collection