Engraved Powder Horn
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Engraved Powder Horn, Fort No. 4, located at what is now Charlestown, New Hampshire, dated October 14, 1757, the horn is inscribed "Zera Beebe's Horn Made at No. 4/Oct.br the 14 AD 1757," ornamented with figures including soldiers, Indians, and a bird, also a house, trees, and stylized floral designs, the recessed throat with scalloped border is worked into eight facets with two raised rings on the throat near the tip, the plug is pegged about 3 in. deep into the end, (cracks, losses on tip and butt), lg. approx. 14 1/2 in. Note: Zera Beebe was born July 2, 1740 at Lyme, Connecticut, and reportedly served in the French and Indian War campaigns of 1758 and 1759. He married Kezia Warner (1742-1813) on March 19, 1761. They resided in Waterbury, Connecticut and together had nine children. Zera died December 3, 1803 and is buried at the Pritchard farm in Solon, New York.
The cracksand losses have been there for some time, one crack is about 4 1/2 in. another is 2 in.