An antique gunpowder container crafted of bone with engravings, a wood plug and leather strap. Decorative scenes and animals include: a frigate ship, a beaver, a hunter with a rifle crouched behind a blind, a long farm fence with a bull, a fox, birds, a figure standing with a bow and arrow, a horse, a deer, a dog and an American flag topped by an eagle.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
Davis J. Whiting (American)
Thomas Tracy Bouve, et al., History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, p. 112. There is a Davis J. Whiting listed as a school teacher (1839-40) in Hingham.
Engraved: Davis J. Whiting - Hingham MASS - 1833
Early 19th century
Width 13.25 Depth 6.5 Height 4 inches
Wood plug: Width 3.5 Depth 2.5 inches
Note: some cracks, chips.