Powder Horn: Eleazar Melven (FW-71), with Extensive Historical Annotations

Object Number: 
1907.36.65
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and green and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. ( 29.2 x 37.5 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at center below powder horn in brown ink: "Rufus A Grider / of Canajoharie / N.Y. / 1892."; also signed at lower right; inscribed at center: "Captn. ELEAZAR MELVEN of CONCORD, Mass., Born 1697..."; at lower right: "The MELVEN.", followed by an extensive history of the horn and its owners
Description: 
Signed upper center: Rufus A. Grider / of CanajoharieN.Y./1892. Military.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group