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American Carved Presentation Powder Horn S.W.A.L

Heading :  American carved presentation powder horn S.W.A.L
Date : 20th Century
Origin : USA
Material: Natural bull horn
Features : Carved wooden bung
Condition : 2 chips to horn near bung, otherwise excellent.
Restoration : None
Dimensions : Length 46cm, Max height 14cm
Weight : 800 grams

Based on original early 19th century designs, we believe this powder horn to be from the mid 20th century due to the depth and accuracy of the carving. Possibly made as a presentation piece, the horn has many deeply carved motifs including a steer's head, eagle's head and playing card suits.  We have been unable to establish the meaning of the initials S.W.A.L. but this may refer to a branch of the American League.

In true powder horn style the open end has been fitted with a cross cut carved wooden bung held in place by steel pins. The spout end is open with no stopper.

This is an attractive and tactile display piece and is a must for any collector of Americana.

This is a probate item.

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  • Product Code: 2019110240
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  • £290.00

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