Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3082: Tansel Black Hawk War Powder Horn with Quilled Strap

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Art DeCamp Reproduction Tansel Black Hawk War Powder Horn with Quilled Strap by Lally House

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

Art DeCamp Reproduction Tansel Black Hawk War Powder Horn with Quilled Strap by Lally House

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Description:

This highly attractive horn was handcrafted by horner Art DeCamp of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in 2008. It features a Native American warrior with a bow under "BLACK HAWK" in a banner, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in another banner, an eagle attacking an animal, a pair of deer, and a dog as well as a variety of decorative motifs. The spout is stepped and shaped like a nice serpent or fish’s mouth and has "teeth" cut along the edge and nicely turned shaping towards the spout tip. The brain tanned deerskin and fabric strap is decorated with porcupine quills and moose hair and was done by Lally House specifically for this horn based on the mid-18th century Eastern Woodland style and is done with natural dyes. A small display stand and documentation about the origin of the horn and strap are included.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The horn and strap have only minor handling and storage wear and have a very authentic antique appearance overall.



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