This large, beautiful powder horn is floral painted with flowers, leaves and buds, and is from the late Jim Dresslar Collection, relic hunter and owner of the American Frontier Museum in Bargersville, Indiana. Mr. Dresslar had an outstanding collection of relics dating from the pre-historic period up to and including Wounded Knee. His collection contained a large and comprehensive display of, amongst other items, Trade Silver, Powder Horns, Indian Guns, Kentucky Rifles, Stone artifacts, Accoutrements, Frontier Knives, etc. He died in 2011, creating a void in our collecting community yet providing a vast number of relics to be passed down to present, and future collectors. A real piece of history that would display nicely, in anyone’s collection. The horn has a turned wood plug, secured with iron nails. The stopper is wood with notches cut into the end edge. There is an old coat of varnish over the entire horn.
Overall Length: Approx. 19″
Diameter of Wood Plug at Base: 3.330″
Diameter of Horn at Base: 3.20″
Condition: Several nicks, scratches and losses to the varnish coating, now a lovely dark patina – Some loss of paint of flower petals – Spout is cracked, but stable – Plug has some losses and a couple of cracks, but stable
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