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Samuel Dudley's Powder Horn

This charming powder horn was engraved for a New England soldier serving in Warwick, Rhode Island, in December 1777. The engraved decoration — including a whimsical unicorn, a pair of moose, and two sword-wielding figures with the phrase "Try It Out" — is attributed to Jacob Guary (or Gay), a prolific powder horn engraver whose surviving work spans 1758-1787.