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    Military: Outstanding Musket Size Carved Powder Horn with Etched Patriotic and Armorial Motifs. The horn measures 17.5 inches and is elaborately carved spout end. Not only is the horn carved, but it is embellished with small brass pins along the carved portion and affixing the butt cap. The scrimshaw-style etching features a large, beautifully executed, American eagle above a shield that overlays seven arrows. Below is a large ornamental urn. Above the eagle are thirteen stars. The horn also has a riband with the motto, "Res non verba" [Deeds not words] above a demi-wolf rampant. The motto and crest are from the family of Wilson. Below the crest are the initials, "J.M.W.". The butt cap is covered in red wool with a suspension loop in gilt brass. The horn has an excellent patina. Minor chipping near the butt cap, else, very fine condition.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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