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Powder horn

Powder horn Ox horn, black stain, wood


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    A small and ornately decorated powder horn, about which little is known.

    This small horn has a rounded wood plug base, a double-necked spouts carved in wood, and is inset into horn with brass tacks. Black scrimshaw decorations with "GW" in crest above the Arms of England with motto, "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" are visible on the front and a gryphon with a dove above it appears on the back. On the left side is a cod fish and musket and on the right side is an Indian brandishing a bow and arrow. The carved double neck has two pouring spouts, joined by a wooden bridge and what appear to be the original stoppers. The right spout has a "P" carved into it on the reverse side.