Powder Horn: Thomas Sammons Fonda (R-159), with a Vignette View of the Sammons Homestead, Fonda, New York
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and green metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 13 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. ( 34.6 x 37.8 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1898.
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A. Grider Canajoharie N.Y. 1898."; also signed at lower right; inscribed at lower right: "The POWDER HORN of / THOS SAMMONS FONDA.", followed by an extensive history of the horn; at upper left: "The THOMAS SAMMONS FONDA, Powder Horn, is of much / interest, because of the interest attached to its engraver, / JACOB SAMMONS...", with very extensive historical annotation regarding the Sammons family
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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