16.5" length, 6.5" smooth spout with raised ring near the plug in spout. Engravings of vines, flowers, animals, fish and Solomon Crosby. Wood base, iron ring on the side of horn at base. "Crosby" spelled with an earlier period letter "S" in archaic English.
Solomon Crosby is unknown. Revolutionary War sources in ancestry.com list just a few men named "Solomon Crosby." One private from New York served in the 7th Regiment, Dutchess County Militia. Another "Solomon Crosby" from Massachusetts is shown on two different rolls (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors). The first is Solomon Crosby from Barnstable, enrolled in Capt. James Davis's (Seacoast) Co. in July 1775; the second is Solomon Crosby from Boston, enrolled in Capt. James Mallon's Company in August 1781, possibly the same man. A post-Revolutionary War citation also from New York shows a "Lieutenant Solomon Crosby" in Capt. Ephriam Marvin's (No. 7) Company (Military Minutes, State of New York, 1783-1821). Note that the names are supplied only to provide a basis for further research.
Condition: This horn is untouched with a great yellow to brown patina. The calligraphy in the engraving is of a very high quality. Nice early horn.