October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2019
This horn is featured on a two-page spread on pages 135-136 of "The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar. Zachariah Howes, Jr. was born in 1754 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut and died in 1824 in Windham, Connecticut. The powder horn measures about 13-1/4" overall with a tapered, curved body with conical spout section followed by a relief ring and another rounded section. The top edge of the main body is scalloped. The horn depicts two war vessels, one with 18 guns, the other with ten guns. There are also two forts, ten chickens, and two New England churches. there are also a series of foliate designs and vines with leaves. The horn is inscribed with a poem "IF HORNS YOU LOVE IF HORNS YOU CRAVE / NOW FOR ONE CROWN THIS YOU MAY HAVE / ZACHARIAH HOWES HIS HORN 1770 / MADE AT LEBANON JUNE 9". The flat, wooden plug is retained by wooden pins and has two holes on one side for sling attachment. CONDITION: Some age cracks and minor losses to spout. Main body retains a pleasing, dark honey patina with some natural crazing at butt. Plug shows raised grain and a dry surface. A very attractive New England pre-Revolutionary War powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex. Jim Dresslar, Exhibited in the Powder Horn Exhibit at Fort Pitt Museum in 2018.
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Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $14,400.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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