|2.75 × .87 in
Here is an example of an ancient unfinished project. I am sure it was on his ‘honey-do’ list. Finely pecked into shape but only started drilling the hole. It had a lot of potential. If it could only tell the story as to why it didn’t get finished. This is a great study piece.
This is a very old Pre-Revolutionary War Era scrimshawed powder horn. It has the initials and date “PVD 1724” inscribed on the side as well as a naked woman. It is also decorated with copper stars and a cross. 1724 was the same year that Ben Franklin arrived in London.
Here is what was happening in the colonies in 1724:
This is an amazing artifact. The photos don’t show it but the banded red slate has tiny flakes of mica throughout which causes the piece to sparkle in the light. It has a single hole that was drilled from one side making it probably from the Mound Builder Culture. It is very well made, symmetrical and highly polished. It also has awesome patina. There is an ancient nick on the side that appears to have been there from when it was made. The wear in the nick shows it was used long after the nick happened. This is an awesome piece. You will be amased by the glitter, If not you can always return it. I will try to get a better sunlight picture.
This is a nice early period lanceolate point with a highly ground base. It does have an ancient tip nic or possibly an impact fracture. I also has some very nice fossil inclusions that the maker centered on the finished product. One of them appears to be a nautilus.