“Toot your own horn” an interesting expression, when I found a large lot of 19th century tin party horns in an amazing array of colors, that is what first came to my mind and second, what fabulous lamps they would make.
These are tin horns that were made in the USA around the turn of the 19th century. Some even have Made in the USA stamped right on it. They were used on New Years Eve and many other joyous occasions.
Vintage decorative tin is highly collectible, true American Folk Art. What a wonderful way to show off part of a collection.
The colors and patterns on each of them are as beautiful as their shape.