Monday, February 15, 2010
SCRIMSHAW POWDER HORN, MAORI WARS ca 1865
A well worn powder horn with scrimshaw decoration
in the style of those produced by Gustav von Tempsky.
Possibly the man depicted holding the Union Jack and firing his pistol is von Tempsky himself.
I do not think this horn is by von Tempsky but one made by one of the Forrest Rangers with his direction as you can see "prick marks" where the woman's face has been copied from a drawing on paper.
Still a very interesting piece of New Zealand scrimshaw.
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