The Thomas White Horn – 1759 – 1760

This beautiful horn is boldly carved ” Thomas White His Horn ” with two dates, 1759 and 1760. The color is a pleasing light amber and it also has nice carving around the butt end consisting of pin pricked designs and circles with a flower within. There are designs near the engrailed edge of the neck and further up is a pie crust raised ring to hold the strap in place. The horn was worn on the right side and displays the appropriate wear on the reverse side. The carved name exhibits the skill of a Lake George school carver and was probably professionally done. Some of the letters are very similar to those carved by “the JW carver” and ” John Bush ” but more research is needed to determine who made this particular horn.

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