Showing Naval usage with scrimshaw ship and mermaid, and more.
For centuries the cow horn was the main choice for carrying gun powder, and the process continued well into the first half of the 19th century. This particular horn is a form generally recognized as a cannon priming horn, with it cone fashioned spout with spring stopper, and wooden screw plug to allow easy re-filling. Some of these are occasionally seen marked with a British Broad Arrow mark.
This horn suggest naval use with the scrimshaw work of a sailing ship, mermaid, another human figure, a bird and four legged creature, etc.
Overall height is approximately 12 inches, running length is a bit longer. Spring for the cover is working. Wood plug and screw handle are fine as well. Finally, there are two rings applied for sling. A nice example used by both land and sea artillery.
|Dimensions||22 × 20 × 18 in|