This is a highly unusual 18th century or early 19th century American Powder Horn. The horn is carved in the style of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War Period. The date, 1836 October 30th and initials WB may be a later addition to the horn.
The horn is completely scrimshawed , full coverage and has a nice mellow light yellow color.
The style of scrimshaw is typical of sailor art and is carved lightly or shallowly.
The carving contains early lighthouses, the name J. Blagdel, initials WB and initials JB, Ships at anchor, sailing ships, villages, breaching whales and floral vines and flowers.The horn is in excellent condition with two small holes.
LOA - 15.5 INCHES AND APPROX. 3 INCH DIAMETER AT PLUG END AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED AS REPRESENTED
BRITISH HISTORICAL REGIMENTAL EMBROIDERY
BRASS TOY MODEL CANNON SIGNED MG INSIDE SHIELD
HAND CRAFTED MODEL OF C.S.A. ARMSTRONG BREECH LOADING RIFLED CANNON
BRASS MACHINISTS MODEL OF A CIVIL WAR CANNON
10.5 inches long, 6 inches wide and 4 inches high.
BRASS MACHINISTS MODEL OF A WORLD WAR 1 CANNON
12 inches long, 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall including the shield. It has a weld repair on the underside.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PRUSSIAN POWDER HORN
This horn is a martial flask of dark horn and wood and leather covered. It is probably the rarest of all martially marked horns of the Revolutionary War period. It is of the period of Frederick The Great, ca. 1740-1780. An identical horn is illustrated in Ray Riling’s book “The Powder Flask Book”, page 406, #1177. The lever on the horn is marked H.R.I.C. 25 which is a mark of a mounted dragoon regiment. The horn is completely original. There is one narrow crack in the body of the horn. The horn measures 10 ¾ inches long and approximately ¾ inch at the base.
RARE MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD BELT & PLATE
This is a very rare officer’s belt and plate from the first quarter of the 19th century. It is cast and/or dye stamped brass. In excellent condition. High quality with original gilting. Original buff doeskin belt. Rare to find a belt in this condition. 2 ¼ inches x 3 ¼ inches. See Kerksis book, pg 170-200.
WAR OF 1812 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S RIG CAPTAIN WILLIAM SMITH
This rig is identified to Captain William Smith and consists of his ammunition box, fusil bayonet and sheath, belt and belt plate.
The ammunition box is 9 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches with a 4 ½ inch flap. The box is embossed decorated with a flowing leaf design on the flap. The flap contains an eight-pointed star. The box was originally rigged for an over the shoulder belt and still has one of the leather buttons remaining for attachment. The wooden block carries twenty four rounds of ammunition. They measure approximately 65 cal. One small piece of leather is missing on the flap from being worn next to the bayonet sheath.
The belt has an early War of 1812 high grade belt plate. The plate measures 2 ½ inches x 2 ¾ inches and the belt is 1 ¾ inches red Moroccan leather in excellent condition.
The bayonet frog is also made of red Moroccan leather and houses a one piece eagle button with an “A” in the shield. The bayonet is a fusil size bayonet.
The bayonet frog has the inscription “Wm. Smith” with what appears to be in front of the name, LT2. Wm Smith served in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 married Abigail Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams. A quick check on War of 1812 roster showed Wm Smith Artillery 1813.
The ammo box and bayonet have been removed from the belt for handling and photographing.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR THREE PIECE SCISSOR BUTTON MOLD
(SIGNED IM FOR JOSIAH MILLER)
LAST HALF NINETEETH CENTURY AMMO POUCH WITH BRASS 16B GAUGE
UMC COMPANY UNION METALLIC SHELLS
This is a very rare form, unusual to find one with a handle. The turned handle is 4 inches long and made of either boxwood or fruitwood. The handle is flat on top to facilitate the opening of the storage bin. Decorative brass thumb rest sits behind the candle holder. There is a spring latch beneath the bottom of the lid. The legs are shaped with some decoration at the feet. Completely original. You can see in the photo the frizen / steel has been refaced during the course of its use. The handle has a crack that has been filled. Overall length is 11.5 inches. 2 inches wide. 5.5 inches tall. Fully functional.
EXTREMELY RARE SURVIVOR
This is an 18th or early 19th Century Priming Horn. The plug appears to be held in with square steel nails and has a leather stopper. It has an oval maple plug. 4 X 1.5 (OVAL END) INCHES
|EXTRA SMALL LATE 19TH CENTURY PRIMING HORN|
YELLOW PRIMING HORN
18TH OR 19TH CENTURY ADJUSTABLE BRASS AND STEEL POWDER MEASURE
EARLY ADJUSTABLE ALL STEEL POWDER MEASURE
SMALL 18TH CENTURY BRONZE CANNON MODEL
18th CENTURY BRONZE LANTAKA CANNON
This is an early bronze lantaka, probably from the 18th century. It has a beautiful uncleaned old patina and is in excellent condition. There is a lot of information available on the use of the lantaka. Basically they were used as swivel deck guns to ward off pirates on merchant vessels travelling to the east. I have seen lantakas nearly 10 ft long at the museum in Istanbul. This cannon measures 50 ¾ inches overall including the tiller and is 42 inches long without the tiller.
The flare at the breech and muzzle measures 4 ½ inches and the bore is approximately 1 ¼ inches. The trunions are below the center line and the swivel yoke is enclosed indicating an early date. It comes fitted with a 19th century mahogany base. A lot of the earlier guns were made in the Netherlands and Portugal.
COLONIAL AMERICAN POWDER HORN DATED 1708
EARLY 19TH CENTURY / CIVIL WAR 10 INCH CANNON BALL