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    !8th Century American Powder Horn With Authentic Period Incised Carving Dated 1771. Horn is 11" overall. Decorative carving at the spout with some chips, also carved to accept a sling loop. One 6" line crack on one side missing a small chip. Also on one side there is a 5/8" X 1" piece missing at the bottom where the base plug attaches. The base plug is of nicely turned walnut with a threaded 3/8" hole that once held a filler plug sling mount although the plug is now missing. The lower half of the horn is covered with rather crude incised carving including vines, flowers, geometric designs, a goose, a fish and an unidentified bird. It is also nicely dated 1771 and absolutely authentic. There was a panel that once contained a name but the name was obliterated long ago and is now illegible. Despite the damage still an interesting American horn and desirable with this original early date.

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    December, 2012
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