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 horn is engraved: "ALEX'r . SUTHERLAND" "Sept'r 10th" "1761" "ALEXANDR Sutherlan__" "In the J : H : B and Captn" "Sinclair's Com___" The map portion of this horn includes "Fort George", "Stillwater", "Halfmoon", "Albany", "Schenactdy", "New York", and "New London". A very detailed Scottish Highlander drawing his basket hilted sword, as well as several masterful drawings of American cities, are engraved on this horn. British flags, masted ships with cannon, a windmill, forts, and assorted architecture. Walter attributed this horn to The Master Carver. Like all horns attributed to this hand, this example is finely and artistically executed. Walter attributed only 19 horns to this extremely skilled hand. The engraved Highlander on this horn is nearly identical to the Scottish figure found on The Master Carver attributed "Provoost" horn in this sale. A Captain John Sinclair of Archibald Montgomerie's 77th Highland Regiment has been found on company records dating to January of 1757. This horn can be found on page 69, number 824 of Grancsay's book "American Engraved Powder Horns". Condition: Good, as described. Horn appears to have been shortened at some point. There is flaking and several hairline cracks but the horn is stable. There are several minor, stable edges that have lifted slightly from the horn surface. There is also the usual chipping on rings around spout and an 1/8 inch sliver is missing from the spout tip. A small insect hole near the plug.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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