To fill up wall space and personalize my home office, I like to collect various horn-related items to adorn the walls. While some people like to collect horns or horn texts, I like to find unusual items with French horns in them that work as wall ornaments.
Regular readers may already know of a few items I have written about previously:
- an old Max Pottag radio print advertisement
- a picture of John Lennon playing a horn
- A TIME magazine cover of Jussi Bjorling as Siegfried
A few years ago my sister-in-law found this bright blue plate at a consignment shop while out shopping with my wife. The plate is enameled with a high-gloss coating and painted on its surface is a classic right-handed mellophone.
Click on the image below for a closer look.
On the reverse side is information on this item and its limited edition number.
It is not a extraordinary item by any means, but as one part of a growing collection it is a nice splash of color on the wall – sort of a blue plate special.