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Found under an African American residence in Del Rio in 1892 when "Aunt Lizzie's" house was being torn down by the Stokely Family of Del Rio, this is the same family that founded the giant canning company Stokely that later merged with Van Camp to become Stokely/VanCamp. The carved horn features an anchor, woman's shoe, heart, cross, the word March, a fish, crescent moon with star, pipe, pistol, maybe a butter paddle and carved at the open end are the initials of either F or E B. This is a very thin horn and shows no splits or cracks. There are small holes where at one time a wooden end was attached to the horn now missing. 6 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide at the end. This likely was meant to be carried and displayed as there seems to be no way to get the powder into a gun. Probably a folk carvers skill shown here at carving.


Missing wooden end, otherwise excellent condition.

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African American Powder Horn Tennessee

Estimate $300 - $500Nov 17, 2018