18th century artillery powder horn, Lake George School. Signed "Jacob Beal His Horn Sept. 10th 1779" beneath the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom and the French motto "Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)". Carved and engraved decoration throughout featuring maps, forts, rivers, and towns in the Hudson and Mohawk river valleys including Albany and Schenectady. Forts include: Fort Henry, Fort Hunter, Fort Harmon, Fort Stanwix, Fort Schiler, Fort Edward, Fort Miller, Royal Block House (part of Ft. Edward), Ston Rabby, SW Tomnsons, and Halfmoon Fort. Decoration also includes a harbor scene with buildings, churches, and ships. Fitted with a wood plug with a central wood screw stopper, ring mounts, and brass mounted spout. Approx. 13" L, tip to tip. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with old patina and expected use wear. Minor oxidation to brass and minor wear to wood plug.
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