September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
This French and Indian War period horn is inscribed: "the 3 Day 1757" "FORT EDWARD APRIL" "JAMES LEKEY HIS HORN" "William Akin's Writing". Crudely engraved images include four animals which may be deer, fish, a winged griffin and a large, long necked stag. What appears to be a colonist holding (?) is also present, along with a four bastion fort, which is presumed to be Fort Edward. Other abstract, simplistic shapes were also engraved. There are no borders evident on either end. The pine butt plug, which is attached with iron pins, is very slightly domed and has a crude wire staple. This staple also penetrates the edge of the horn in two places. Below the spout is a carved ring. This horn measures 13 - 1/2" overall. There is a William Akin found by Walter in a Rogers Rangers muster roll. He enlisted in 1755. Walter believed it could possibly be the same William Akin. Condition: Good. Horn has a dark brown and amber patina. There is a 1 - 1/2 " linear indentation, which starts below the letter "k" in "Akin's". There is 4 - 1/2" crack, which terminates at the butt plug in a "v" shaped half inch break, which is missing. A small abrasion is present on the ring below the spout. There is normal wear from usage.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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