Beautiful Large Engraved Powder Horn Antique Georgian c1780.
A beautifully engraved powder horn dating from around 1780, the Georgian era. Powder horn were used to carry gunpowder and were generally made from cow ox or buffalo horn. This one is a fine example The carving is superb and it's nicely finished with white metal ends and stations where it would have had a strap attached to be worn by the man with the gun. The screw cap still works well and has good thread.A truly lovely thing.
Length 40.0 cm or 15.7 inches.
Diameter of widest end 8.5 cm or 3.3 inches.
Diameter of smallest end 3.0 cm or 1.2 inches.
Weight 506.0 grams or 325.4 penny weight.