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PAINTED, CONFEDERATE, CEDAR CANTEEN -New Item- Extremely rare painted, Civil War canteen.  This canteen was recently obtained from a North Carolina family through which it descended.  Its history is currently being researched.  The canteen has a small hole in the top for a cork.  It never had a throat.  The strap is missing. Otherwise it is in amazing condition. It is 7 7/8” x 2 5/8” thk.  The bands and loops are brass, and are in untouched, “in the black” condition. The patina is great.  Photos of the canteen hanging in the grandmother’s home from a ribbon and nail, accompany the canteen. 

The beautiful painted scene is in unbelievable condition.  The artist was truly skilled. He was possibly John Elder or Alan Shepard.  The scene is of a Confederate battle flag in a night setting, with a sky full of stars, scattered clouds, a moon, and ocean waves.  The scene was painted from a cabinet card titled, “In Memoriam” A copy of the actual card refers to the Warrior’s banner, the Wilderness, the Crater and the Fight in Hampton Roads.  It is likely this canteen was painted at a Confederate reunion after the war.  It is a very desirable piece of American Civil War and military folk art.  One of the more collectable Civil War artifacts, and would be a top piece in any advanced collection.

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AMES CHICOPEE BOWIE KNIFE

This Great Civil War era Bowie knife is one of a group of very desirable knives made by the Ames Manufacturing Co. and thought to be presented to his company employees.  This knife is 15” long with a 10” clip point blade.  The handle is one-piece walnut.  The guard is cast brass and unusually formed with dog’s heads on each end.  It has its great original scabbard, in super condition.  Both knife and scabbard are identical to that pictured on pg. 87 of the “Antique Bowie Knife Book”, except this one has no etched panel.  Also see The Bowie Knife Unsheathing an American Legend, for identical knives.  The blade has its original polish. 

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TENNESSEE, SOUTHERN POWDER HORN – New Item -

 

This is the only completely documented, Tennessee powder horn that I know of.  Samel Aken carved both his name and date, and the fact that he lived in Jonesborough Tennessee, and spelled it out correctly.   Modern day Jonesboro is spelled differently. He began, “1827 Samel Aken His Horn Jonesborough Tennessee”.  Aken’s name is in caps.  The remainder is in small letters..

  All are filled-in with hash marks.  There is a double- line band carved around the horn near the butt.  A pinwheel is carved on the surface.  The applied ring at the tip is a known Southern feature.  It is 1 1/4” in diameter and has 3 concentric grooves.  It is pinned- in place with 2 iron pins.  The horn is 12 ½” along the curve.  The butt plug is a convex pine plug, 2 ¾” in diameter.

 

This horn is from my collection and is pictured on p. 21 of “A Collection of Powder horns”, 2009, by Wayne McNeese.  It is truly a unique powder horn from the middle of the Southern flintlock period, and would enhance any Southern rifle or powder horn collection.

 

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American Made Fighting Bowie Knife – NEW ITEM

Early clip-point bowie with 11 ¾” x 1 ½” x 1/8” thk. Blade.  “S” shaped guard forged as part of the blade, over-layed with thin sheet brass, and pinned with three brass pins.  Full tang with bird-head pommel and shaped scales of brown horn, crosshatched with a file, and pinned with 3 iron pins.  This is a great example of a big, early, fighting, American Bowie knife that has seen lots of service.  Ca. 1830-1850.  The exact knife is pictured on pg. 40 of Madison Grant’s “Knives in Homespun America”, and in Jim Johnson’s “Accouterments”, pg. 164.  Provenance: Purchased aby Jack Bruner in E. Arkansas, sold to John Ashworth, who later sold to R.E. Neville.  Purchased by me from bankruptcy sale in Mobile, 4-97.  Other views can be emailed to you.

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PAINTED, CONFEDERATE, CEDAR CANTEEN – New Item-

 

Extremely rare painted, confederate, cedar canteen from the Knoxville, Tennessee area.  A beautiful scene of a confederate flag is displayed over a headstone marked “UNKNOWN” AND A FOOT STONE MARKED “C.S.A.”  The reflection of the moon shines on the water.  The scene is taken from the central vignette of the Confederate Note Memorial Chromolithograph.  The note was published by the American Oleograph Co. of Milwaukee in 1875.

 

The back of the canteen has the Southern soldiers‘s initials carved on it, but they have not as yet been identified.  The size of the canteen is 7 ¼” in diameter and 2” thick.  The bands and loops are iron, and all are in-place and in good condition.

 

The painting has beautiful patina.  The canteen is missing the throat, strap, an edge piece by the throat opening, and a piece of the back.  This canteen has been through a lot and is not perfect. However it is still a magnificent piece of Confederate history and military folk art.   If you are looking for one piece that speaks confederate History, then you can display this rare painted canteen and say it all! Copies of 4 civil war letters from the family are included.

 

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WANTED: Early American Longrifles, especially those made in Tennessee, by Alfred Gross, Alfred Duncan, and the Beans, Big Southern Bowies, Early American Powder Horns, Especially Carved Horns and Screw - Tip Horns and, Fine Pipe Tomahawks and Belt Axes.

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