January 16, 2020 The Susquehanna Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2020
This well known powder horn is shown in color on a two page spread on pages 148 and 149 of "Folk Art of Early America, The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar. The horn is also shown on the front cover of "American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age" by John S. Dumont. It is also shown on the frontispiece and as number 45 on page 40. Finally, it is shown in the soft bound publication of the collection of James. E. Routh, Jr. for the Georgia Museum in March of 2000. This folk art engraved powder horn has a curved body of 18" overall and depicts farm animals, houses, a church, a farm hand, fowl, and a fortification. In front of the engraved inscription there is a bust of a woman followed the the busts of seven men. A plain edge proceeds the recessed spout section, which is partially faceted and features two relief rings. The inscription on the horn read "JACOB STRUBLE'S HORN". The slightly convex wooden plug has a hand forged iron staple in the center and the plug is inscribed "I*S", presumably for Jacob Struble. CONDITION: The horn retains a dark pleasing honey patina, showing wear from carrying and a few scattered marks. There are a couple of minor spots of insect damage. Some age cracks at the spout. The top relief ring shows some chipping, which is now smooth with age. There is some minor chipping around the wooden plug at the base. A most attractive and well documented folk art powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex. John S. Dumont, James Routh, Jr.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,500.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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