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An exceptional Revolutionary War period scrimshaw decorated powder horn in an old patina. The powder horn is engraved, "John Hoffman August 16th 1773" and contains an engraved bird and tulip and associated geometric and floral engraving. Dome wooden plug with concentric incised rings and carved gadrooning. Horn and plug with old patina. Remnants of leather strap. Condition – overall very good condition with a few nail brads missing, a couple of old chips near cap, expected wear to engraving on underside with slight horn crack (approx. 2"). Horn 10 3/4" length. Circa 1773. Note – there are several John Hoffmans that served in the Revolutionary War, including from the state of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.