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Engraved Revolutionary War Era Powder Horn

Auction:
2482
Lot:
470
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Engraved Revolutionary War Era Powder Horn, 1775, the horn body inscribed "ADAM FISCHER MERLAND1775," "LIBERTY/J. BRABERDY/OR DEATH," and "KIL OR BE KILD," ornamented with a ship and anchor, a crown, a gun and tomahawk, and floral, foliate borders, recessed throat with raised ring, the butt end decorated with a geometric border and pierced with a wire for the carrying strap, lacking plug, (imperfections), lg. approx. 13 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

A crack on the butt end is about 3 1/2 in lg., several small chips on edge of butt, three cracks on tip about 1 1/2 in. lg.

Keywords

OR BE, KIL OR, 1 1/2

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