This next offering is perfect for springtime decorating and will bring fresh whimsy into your lovely home without delay. Wonderful mid-19th century powder horn sporting a folk art bird seems to carry the design while a lone butterfly and meandering meadow vines allow for further detail.
This exemplary example has a simple artist’s impression with hand carved design elements and is probably a one of a kind piece. A finial dots the center of the wooden cover where the leather cord is attached. The other end, near the bottom, consists of a recessed band to accommodate the opposite leather piece (strap). Plain tacks were used at the collar.
There are two chips located on the edge of the collar but the rest of the horn was not affected. The base plug is missing. This was probably a right hand carry piece fashioned from cow horn. Condition is very good and this charming and handsome powder horn shows well. Great piece of folk art that awaits a cozy mantle or a Shaker peg rack!
It is of the smaller variety measuring 8 ¼” from the top of the finial to the end of the opening, measures 1 ¼” across the top, measures 2 ¼” deep, measures 1 ¾” across the middle section and measures ¼” across the bottom opening.
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