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Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State

Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State
Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State
Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State
Title
Powderhorn: etched w/map of NY State
Date 
1770-1780
Medium 
Horn, wood, silver, other metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 11.4 x 34.6 cm )
Description 
Horn and silver plate powder horn with wooden cover over one end carved with concentric circles, silver plate spout at opposite end with spring-loaded pouring device; horn incised with map of New York from New York City north to Lake George, with British Royal Standard at the center.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1964.7
Gallery Label 
According to the accession record, this powder horn was owned by James Moncrieffe (1744-1793), a military engineer for the British army. Moncrieffe served in the siege of Havanna; he also constructed the British defenses at Savannah in 1779 and at Charleston in 1780.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group