Percy Tenantry Powder Horn

£795.00

3 in stock

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Description

A POWDER HORN FOR THE ‘PERCY TENANTRY VOLUNTEERS’, ALNWICK CASTLE,
circa 1798, with approximately 10in. cow-horn body, domed brass end-cap engraved with the recumbent crescent moon mark of Hugh Percy, the 2nd Duke of Northumberland surmounted with a crown, the nozzle with removable measure and numbered ‘D44’, twin loose suspension rings.

The Percy Tenantry Volunteers were raised by the 2nd Duke of Northumberland as a private army during the Napoleonic wars in 1798 from his estates in Northumberland and Tyneside and consisted of two Divisions of the Armed Association of the Percy Tenantry Infantry, the Northern of 4 Companies and the Southern of 8 Companies and a Percy Tenantry Volunteer Cavalry of 5 Troops.