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Lot 218: 1775 Revolutionary War Era Hand-Engraved Folk Art Style Decorated Powder Horn
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1775-Dated South Carolina Hand-Engraved Powder Horn
1775-Dated Revolutionary War Era, Hand-Engraved Folk Art Style Decorated Powder Horn, with Sailing Ships, Crescent Moon & Star and Man Holding Rifle, Very Fine.
A beautiful and ornately engraved powder horn from the Revolutionary War era, measuring about 9.25" long. Featuring an outstanding carved ring in the center, the engravings on the surface include sailing ships in various sizes, arches, crescent moon & star, small ships with flags and stars above, and a standing man holding a rifle. It is inscribed with the date: 1775. Appears to have original brass buttons holding the wooden plug. Complete and original with signs of black tar that have filled in minor cracks. Overall having even wear from use and in nice condition.