xxSOLDxx F&I WAR POWDERHORN attr. to MASTER CARVER
Engraved Highlander as well as "I*S PROVOOST"
This beautifully simple horn has been attributed to the Master Carver by Walter O'Connor from whose collection this was acquired. Walter, the preeminent expert on early American powderhorns has identified only 19 horns made by the Master Carver. It measures 14 1/2 inches overall and exhibits a beautiful cream color and original untouched surface. It has a wonderfully scrimshawed highlander engraved near the butt end of this horn. The engraved highlander is nearly identical to a highlander engraved on a powderhorn pictured in Grancsay's book "American Engraved Powder Horns", Page 69, number 824. The horn in Grancsay's book has "Alexandr Sutherlan" and "Sept'r 10th, 1761" as well as "Sinclair's Com." engraved on it. It is likely that Provoost and Sutherland both served in John Sinclair's Company of Archibald Montgomerie's 77th Highalnd Regiment during the French and Indian War. **SOLD**
Condition:Very Good. There are two ancient stable hairline cracks along the butt, one measuring 5/8" and the other measuring 3/4". Missing the carry knob on the butt and the carry staple approx. 1" from the spout.
- Walter O'Connor Collection