Antique 19th century American Naval Gun Powder Horn US Sailors Scrimshaw. Rare authentic antique 19th century American Naval Sailors scrimshaw decorated gun powder flask-priming scrimshaw horn. DETAILS: Curved flattened cow horn body richly adorned with patriotic motives. Reverse finely engraved with a round medallion with a sailing vessel with the American banner within engraved on the border IN GOD WE TRUST flanked by a large fish and mermaid holding a banner inscribed LIBERTY with an anchor below floating above the sea and an oval American shield on the site engraved with four vertical stripes and star above.
The spine engraved THE HOME OF THE BRAVE. Francis Scott Key is the author of the famous words The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave; he wrote those words in 1814. The base fitted with a wood cap secured with small metal pins. Ended with a carved beveled nozzle with rings. MEASUREMENTS: The overall length is approximately: 13.5 cm (5 516 inches).
CONDITION: Age and usage is showing; In its original unattached condition with general expected wear, plug is missing. This small powder horn would have been used with the fine priming powder used in the flintlock pistol ignition system. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions.All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970. Welcome and thank you for visiting.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Folk Art". The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario.
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