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Title Page of American Engraved Powder Horns

American Engraved Powder Horns: A Study Based on the J. H. Grenville Gilbert Collection

Grancsay, Stephen V.
1945
152 pages
81 illustrations
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This catalogue deals primarily with the collection of American powder horns and primers formed by J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, and generously presented to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1937. An essay on American engraved powder horns and a résumé of the Gilbert collection precede the catalogue, which consists of detailed descriptions of the individual pieces and notes of genealogical or historical interest. Each horn in the collection is illustrated by a collotype reproduction and, with one exception (an undecorated horn), by a line drawing of the engraved area. An indexed checklist of the collections records the pertinent details of each powder horn.

[1845]
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American
Colonial American
1776
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American, Massachussets
Colonial American, Massachussets
ca. 1775–76
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood (applewood), brass, iron, American
American
18th century
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American
Colonial American
1757
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American
Colonial American
dated 1759
Powder Horn, Jacob Gay  American, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American
dated 1759
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American, Roxbury, Massachussets
Colonial American, Roxbury, Massachussets
1775
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, pigment, American
American
18th century
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood (poplar), Colonial American, Fort Stanwix, Rome, New York
Colonial American, Fort Stanwix, Rome, New York
1761
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, pigment, Colonial American
Colonial American
1763
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), lead, American
American
18th century
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, American
American
1750–83
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), brass, pigment, Colonial American, St. Augustine, Florida
Colonial American, St. Augustine, Florida
1762
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, pigment, Colonial American
Colonial American
ca. 1765
Powder Horn, Peter Robinson  British, Horn (cow), iron alloy, copper alloy, Colonial American, St. Augustine, Florida
1767
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood (cherry), American, Charleston, South Carolina
American, Charleston, South Carolina
dated 1770
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood (pine), Native American, possibly Penobscot
Native American, possibly Penobscot
ca. 1779–80
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, American
American
1755–83
Powder Horn, Horn (cow), wood, Colonial American
Colonial American
1760
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