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Powder horn, "John M. Willams"

1779 (dated)
Origin: America, New York (possibly)
OL: approx. 12 3/4"
Cow horn, wood, iron, brsss, leather.
Gift of Louisa F. France in memory of her husband, Dr. Richard L. France.
Acc. No. 1994-59
Powder horn with leather strap, ring_and-facet shaping of spout; wooden butt plug secured with brass upholstery tacks and fitted and fitted with an iron loop for leather strap; no stopper; body engraved with designs of forts, depictions of towns and rivers, flower/tree, geographical names, and "John, M./Willams, horn/Made/ye, 5, may/AD, 1779." also within "N River," "160, miles, Dist.".
Provenance:Ex. collection: Dr. Richard France.
Mark(s):Inscribed "John, M. Willams, horn Made, ye, 5, may AD, 1779" also "N River," "160, miles, Dist."