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Exceptional Inscribed 1825 Powder Horn,

9" in length, 3" diameter at the turned wooden plug, with great ring-turning. Entire surface of the horn is decorated, with two bands of text, one reading "Don't Tread on Me" over asinuous diamond-back rattlesnake, the other "Victory and Freedom JR 1825" topped by a decorative panel of masonic symbols. The larger portion of the horn is decorated with a large sun-face, a crescent moon, a hunter and his dog, a deer, a bear and a panther, and a tree with an owl perched in its limbs while a dog climbs upward. An ocean scene encircles the horn at its plug end, featuring a sailing ship and two fish. A spread-winged eagle completes the scene. Purchased by the consignor at an Indiana auction.

Condition:Great warm, patina, one tiny worm hole, else fine.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$0
11/20/2002

 

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