Powderhorn

Object Number: 
X.178
Date: 
1758
Medium: 
Horn, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 14 in. ( 6.7 x 12.1 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Carved horn powder horn with wooden cover over one end, carved with concentric rings; horn incised with Royal Standard, grenadiers flanking circular symbol of 13 cantons of Switzerland, buildings; spout end carved with ribs.
Gallery Label: 
Based on the date of this powder horn, it was probably used by Abraham De Peyster, Jr., son of Abrham De Peyster (1657-1728), who held nearly every public office in New York during his time in public service.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group