This horn is 11 inches in length and has a long neck separated from the main body by a double scalloped edge. There is a double raised ring near the spout to secure the carrying strap. The main body is entirely carved with a large three masted warship with its anchor trailing the stern. Another three masted ship is shown with a schooner to its rear and a house with trees on both sides is carved in front of a large figure of a man shooting a musket at some birds flying above. Many fish and birds surround the ships and a weird bird like head smoking a pipe is also shown. A large iron staple is fastened to the butt of the horn for the strap. The carving is well executed yet primitive in style and shows appropriate wear from carrying. This horn could date to the mid 1700’s being used in the F&I War and or Revolutionary War.


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