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 three major motifs on this horn are a heraldic crest, the Royal British Crest and a detailed drawing of New York Harbor. The heraldic crest depicts a rampant lion with a diagonal line running through him. This may be the Beaumont Family crest. In a banner above the crest are the words "GOD HELP". The royal crest is a fairly acrurate depiction of the Hanoverian British Crest. The detailed map engraved on this horn begins with a view of "NEW YORK" Harbor, which is labeled in a banner above it. The next large carved image on the map is "ALBANY", which is followed by all of the major points leading to "LAKE ONTERIO" and Fort "NIAGRA". The following locations are noted: "CHINEKTY", "H,MOON", "EHVNTR", "F,HENRY", "FORT HARKIMAN", "FORT STANWIX", "LAKE ONYDA", "OSWEGO", "SARATOGA", "LAKE GEORGE", and "FORT EDWARD". The butt plug is carved around it's edge, under the silver, with a sawtooth design. This plug is capped with two decorative, scalloped silver rings. The center ring has a late nineteenth century round, faceted cut glass insert. This horn displays scalloping at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion. The entirety of the recessed portion is faceted and divided by two carved rings. There are two silver mounts for a strap. One is located on the main body of the horn and the other on the recessed end, toward the spout. This horn measures 13" overall. Condition is very good. there is a 1" hairline crack on the spout. This horn appears to be missing an applied tip and a silver band, which would have been applied when the silver fittings were added.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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