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Maker(s):Gay, Jacob (attributed)
Culture:American (w. 1758-1787)
Title:powder horn: Samuel Webster
Date Made:September 26, 1777
Type:Armament
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: iron; reddish-brown pigment
Place Made:United States; Rhode Island; Warwick
Measurements:overall: 3 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 31.115 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.66
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Powder horn inscribed "Samuel Webster..." and attributed to Jacob Gay. Samuel Webster served in the New Hampshire Regiment on July 15, 1777. His company was discharged on January 7 & 8, 1778. This horn has fine patriotic cartouches and exceptionally fine and elaborate rococo scrolls that surround a creature that seems to be a cross between a rampant lion and a rampant horse. The legend SUCCESS TO THE AMERICAN ARMS surrounds the cartouche and there is a flintlock musket in an open panel at its crest. The expertly carved double-line block lettering has crosshatched shading and resembles that of the Connor Horn (#94), HD 2005.20.64.

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