September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
The central image on this horn appears to be a large, upside down shield shape, which is intertwined with two turkeys. There is a date of "1802" below the shield, which was carved deeper and possibly later. This central image is flanked on both sides by what appears to be a fanciful lion and leopard. These animal figures are standing on a panel of geometric shapes, terminating in a heart and floral spray. This horn also displays labeled images of several animals, which include a "BEAR", "APE", "OUNCE", "THE LAMIA", and "WHITE BEAR". Unlabeled animals include a hare and an unknown four legged beast. This horn features neat scalloping at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion of the horn. There is a carved ring below the slender, cannon barreled spout. The slightly domed, pine butt plug is secured with iron pins. There are three holes and two nails remaining on the top of the plug, which were used to secure the strap. This horn measures 12 inches overall. Walter attributed this horn to carver Jacob Gay. In this sale, there is a signed Jacob Gay horn which belonged to John McKeen and is dated 1759. Condition: Very Good. This horn displays a nice mellow patina. Minor nicks and abrasions are present on the ring below the spout. Three minor hairline cracks are located at the spout. Otherwise, there is the usual minor wear from use.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,227.50
Estimate: $8,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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