This is a modern interpretation of a Pennsylvania horn inspired by Fractur polychrome designs from the period. The design has a double eagle "distlefink" with a heart design. On either side of the heart are the initials for myself and my wife. On the reverse is a rooster sitting upon one of many multitudes of floral designs. The engraving The spout and final are turned antler. I used similar colors used in many examples of fractur art. It took a while to cut all the lines to accept the ink. I used Winsor-Newton inks that have shellac in them--helps to aid in fast drying and are waterproof. The wood plug is dark-stained tiger maple and has an carved Roman key design. The threaded antler finial fits nicely into the plug for filling with powder. I just thought of doing something different.
Copy and photos supplied by Carl Dumke.