A charming mid 19th century scrimshaw engraved Scottish powder horn
Scottish Weapons,Powderflasks and Accessories
A charming mid 19th century scrimshaw engraved Scottish powder horn, the body engraved with 3 elaborate buildings, a steam train, 3 British men-of-war, 2 castles, an elephant with mahout and 2 soldiers in the howdah within laurel wreath beneath British crown, flowering thistles, and pots of flowers: minor details stained red for effect. Nickel silver mounts with geometric decoration, charger stamped PATENT, nozzle with 3 positions.
Overall length 8½” (22cms).