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 polychrome horn is inscribed: "ABRAHAM" "FORNI" "1768". There is what appears to be a simplified British Great Seal engraved at the spout end of the horn. The owner's name and date are engraved in a stylish cartouche toward the plug end. There are three sailing ships included among this horns decoration. Also pictured is a well detailed cannon, flanked by a rifleman and his hound, chasing a fox and buck. There is a pleasing double, curved linear border at the butt. This horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood butt plug topped with a rounded staple. There is neatly carved scalloping, which decorates the beginning of the recessed, darker portion of the horn. This scalloping is accented with a double line border. The throat terminates in a faceted and turned tip. This horn may be the work of The Pointed Tree Carver. Walter attributed this horn to Major Abraham Forney, the youngest son of Jacob Forney, Sr., a gallant soldier of the Revolution and in many campaigns proved his courage and patriotism, in that long fought contest. He was in the front ranks at Ramsour's Mill and King's Mountain. Captain Abraham Forney, born in 1740 at Manheim, York County, Pennsylvania, also served in the Revolutionary War. He was among the troops that wintered at Valley Forge. Condition: Very Good, as described. Two 1 - 1/4" hairline cracks at spout.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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