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Engraved Powder Horn

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1140
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Engraved Powder Horn, c. 1779, with pewter tipped faceted spout with sawtooth edges on the raised rings extending smooth to the decoration, inscribed "ZACHARIAS FLEGLER HIS HORN 1779," engraved all around with several animal figures including a hare, fox, dogs, deer, birds, trees, fish, a sailing vessel, two busts of men, a small figure with bow and arrow, the monogram "MRS," and two United Kingdom Coat of Arms figures: a lion wearing a crown and a chained unicorn, the butt fitted with a pine plug attached with wooden pegs, approx. lg. 11 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

1/3 in. dia. hole at butt end, not sure if deliberate, or something was inset there and now gone.

Keywords

Cultural anthropology, Engraving, Horn, Medieval art, Unicorns

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