Signed "1776 N. Clark"

A beautiful, original surface Revolutionary War period powderhorn with the owner's name and date carved on the pine butt: "1776 N. Clark". The powder horn is in excellent condition with two and a half centuries of patina. Never cleaned. This horn has a double curve making it suitable for either left or right hand carry. The horn measures 14 1/2 inches across the curve and the convex butt measures 3 inches in diameter. The carved neck and spout have been artistically carved with double rings at the spout end with the one nearest the spout opening beautifully engrailed. The neck is carved in an octagon terminating sith a ringed spout hole. There is athe original 18th century brass knob fastened to the butt for suspension.

Condition: Excellent with original surface on the horn body as well as the carved pine butt. The name and date have been  carved and have the same patina as when the horn was made, 250 years ago. There is an ancient hairline crack running from the butt out about 1 inch  (see pics).