A VERY GOOD+ & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TURNED COW HORN POWDER-MEASURE, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The dark yellow-brown colored, finely turned, cup-form, cow horn body with a turned and drilled end– for a powder-pan charger. In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear. Finely oxidized surfaces with some minor age/gunpowder-stains and a deep patina. A very nice example of a scarce and original American Revolutionary War Period Powder-Measure, ca. 1770. Overall length, 2 1/2″. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.
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