French and Indian War Powder Horn with Relief-Carved Heart

Made for Abraham Foote (1725-1823), Crown Point, New York

dated “1762”

L. 11”

The heart engraved “Capt. Abraham Foote’s Horn crown [sic] Point Octr. 5 1762” Captain Abraham Foot of Branford, CT, served in every campaign of the French and Indian Wars, enlisting as a private in 1755.


Provenance: Bill Guthman (1924-2005), New York; Sold, Northeast Auctions, 12 October 2006, lot 600; Elliot and Grace Snyder; Private Texas Collection

Literature: DuMont, American Engraved Powder Horns (1970); Lindsay, The New England Gun (1975)