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 rare Fort Pitt powder horn is inscribed "AR" "14th R't" "G R III" The "AR" is engraved in script in a crest surrounded by the other previously listed lettering and a panoply of arms. The following forts are named in script and illustrated with British flags flying: "Fort Pitt", "Fort Ligonier", and "Fort Bedford. Also shown and named are the "Allegany", "Ohio" and "Monagahalea" rivers. There is a wavy border below the butt cap, which could be interpreted as a river bordered by trees. This horn is fitted with a domed, hardwood plug, secured with iron pins. An incomplete, three inch brass charger is attached to the spout. It has a period, leather stitched strap, attached to iron mounts. This horn measures 14 inches overall. This horn is attributed to the engraver John Small, who is believed to have worked at Fort Pitt. Condition: Good. The horn bares usual wear from use at the crest. There is also a one inch crack, with some raised flaking, in the panoply of arms. The horn has minor a hairline crack where it meets the plug. Minor abrasions from use are present throughout.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $18,000.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $70,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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