1122
1122
THE IMPORTANT 'JONATHAN HUNTON' REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1775
Estimate
10,00015,000
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1122
THE IMPORTANT 'JONATHAN HUNTON' REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1775
Estimate
10,00015,000
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THE IMPORTANT 'JONATHAN HUNTON' REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CIRCA 1775
Inscribed JONATHAN HUNTON HIS / HORN MADE AT N MILFORD / JOHN, depicting the coat of arms of the British monarch, a man on horseback, mermaid with a lion's head, bear, deer, birds, fish, wolves, moose, beaver, sea lion and ducks.
Length 18 in.; 45.7 cm.
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Provenance

Jim Johnston, Golden Age Arms Co., Delaware, Ohio, December 2001;
Vogel Collection no. 703.

Literature

James R. Johnston, Accouterments, Vol. III, (Delaware, OH: Golden Age Arms Co., 1990), pp. 169-170;
Jim Dresslar, The Engraved Powder Horn: Folk Art in Early America, (Bargersville, IN: Dresslar Publishing, 1996), 166-167 (incorrectly identified in text).

Catalogue Note

Jonathan Hunton (Huntoon) (1759-1833) subscribed in Medford, New Hampshire on October 4, 1775 under Captain Joshua Abbott who commanded the fifth company in Col. John Stark's regiment (First N. H.) at The Battle Of Bunker Hill in 1775 . He was present with his company near New York, April, 1776. Later the regiment marched to the assistance of the northern army, and was at Mt. Independence, Nov. 1776. The next year he was a captain in Lt. Col. Henry Gerrish's regiment which marched, Sept. 1777, and helped capture Burgoyne's army at Saratoga. 

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