September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
Lot is comprised of: Three small horns: (A) This horn is inscribed: "CROUN BINT" "IACOB WILLHELLM". The central figure on this diminutive horn is a cityscape pictured with figural weathervanes and flying what may be a Swiss flag. Other images include a male figure, what appears to be part of a rifle, a fort and floral decorations. It also sports a primitive geometric border. This horn features a nicely turned spout and a softwood plug. Condition: Poor, as described. This horn displays a nice mellow patina. There is rim damage and several areas of insect damage, as well as a broken spout tip. (B) According to Walter, this 18th century folk art horn, which has seen much service, features motifs including Mitre-capped soldiers around the base, which has been cut 1 to 1 - 1/2". The date of "1832" is added at that time period. Several other horns are known by this unidentified engraver. Two are shown on pages 182 and 183 of Jim Johnston's book, "Accouterments II". The base plug is its original, although it is shaved around its perimeter when remounted. It is likely of Pennsylvania origin. This horn also displays assorted animals, flowers and an engraved saw tooth border toward the spout. Condition: Good, as described. There is some wear from carrying and some minor abrasions. (C) This horn is extensively carved with crosshatching and primitive geometric patterns. There is also some simple carving at the spout. The horn is fitted with a pine butt plug, which is secured with wooden pins. Condition: Fair. Two large chips at the plug.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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