Powder horn

Powder horn
Powder horn
Title
Powder horn
Date 
1829
Medium 
Horn, wood, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 5 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 14 x 47.6 cm )
Description 
Carved horn powder horn (cover end missing) with wooden stopper and plaited red cotton strap with a tassel at the stopper end; horn incised with images of animals, ships, a chapel, soldier, crown, buildings, arrow; also masonic symbols of pillars, compass and square, sun.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1406ab
Marks 
incised: center: "Robert / Lovett / 1829"
Gallery Label 
According to powder horn collector C. Stanley Jacob, this powder horn was most likely made by a sailor, based on the image of the anchor and the variety of other images.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group