The relief decoration on the front includes hunting scenes. The engraving on the back shows the coat of arms of the Bavarian nobleman Hans Albrecht von Closen. Augsburg or Nuremberg
The finely carved scenes represent hunters and horsemen. Given its quality and materials, this flask must have been made to accompany a lavishly decorated hunting rifle (for example, acc. nos. 28.125 and 42.50.8).
This flask combines several techniques for working ivory. The main surfaces are lathe-turned in concentric circles, the center carved in low relief, and the edges carved in high relief with hunters and their prey.
This powder horn is engraved with maps of the Atlantic coast and the Hudson, Mohawk, and St. Lawrence rivers. It is decorated with the royal coat of arms of Great Britain, a peacock and a compass.
The tools and accessories necessary for firing and maintaining a firearm were often made of the same materials. These luxuriously decorated accessories originally accompanied coral-inlaid firearms of the type e... more
This horn is one of the earliest dated American engraved powder horns in existence. It is engraved with the owner's name, Asa Hapgood, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
This powder horn is engraved with pictorial maps of portions of New York and Canada, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and the royal arms of Great Britain. Fort Stanwix, Rome, New York; New York