Engraved Powder Horn with Scene of Glassblower

Object Name: 
Engraved Powder Horn with Scene of Glassblower

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Object Name: 
Engraved Powder Horn with Scene of Glassblower
Accession Number: 
2001.7.4
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 4.8 cm, D: 4.3 cm, L: 18.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1830
Primary Description: 
Crescent shaped cow's horn with narrow end shaved down so that a capstan shaped collar is just below end; wider end still has outer layer of horn which is engraved with a glass furnace, in front of which is a glassmaker's chair, a glassblower in checked trousers with a bottle on his blowpipe and then a cow and a rooster which faces the back of the glass furnace. In the narrow part of the horn above this series is a bird, a dog chasing a rabbit and a rectangle with D.S. 1830. The wide end of the horn is closed with a carved wooden end; a leather handle is attached to that.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Long, David B., Source
2001-08-21
Inscription: 
D. S. 1830
Signature and date
in narrow part of horn.
Notes: Powder Horn Features Glassblower (2002) illustrated, pp. 200-201, fig. 1-2;
Powder Horn Features Glassblower (2001) illustrated, pp. 200-201, fig. 1;