Decorative Arts Auction

December 05, 2016

LOT 184

Lot 184

Scrimshaw Powder Horn, 1844

Scrimshaw Powder Horn, 1844
Lot 184 Details
Scrimshaw Powder Horn, 1844

inscribed ‘Richard May’ and with further inscriptions, dated, with forts and trees amongst naive hieroglyph decoration including mermaid, figures, violin, fish, birds and animals
length 13.75" — 34.9 cm.

Estimate $300-$400

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Scrimshaw Powder Horn, 1844
  • Scrimshaw Powder Horn, 1844


In good condition. Possibly shortened a the wide end.

LOT 184

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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