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 attractive horn features a large and detailed map starting in "PoiNt LEVy" and ending at the "FAll OF Niagara" and Fort "NiAgARA". Other noted locations recorded on this horn include: "Crudre", "Quebeck", "MONtreal", "Ft Laglol", "Lake ST. FraNCois", "Ft St Regis", "OSWEgo", "FronteNAC", "LAKE ONTARIO", "LAC SUperieur", "LAKE ERIE" and "Ft Detroit". As on all Master Carver horns, the images on this horn are professionally and exquisitely engraved. The major images included on this horn are Fort Quebec, Fort Niagara and two heraldic crests with chevrons. Also present is a large Indian with a knife and raised tomahawk. There is also a smaller Indian holding a sword and war club. Another band of Native Americans carrying weapons and a British flag are shown on their way to Montreal. This is a repeated theme that is present on at least two other Master Carver horns in Walter's collection. As on all Master Carver horns, these Indians are engraved so accurately that it can be assumed that he was very familiar with their weapons and attire. It is very unusual to see such authentic depictions of American Indians from this period. Additional images include a stag, hound and hunter. Detailed architecture, forts, trees, ships and rivers decorate the map. This horn features scalloping above the darker, recessed area, which terminates in a raised ring. The spout ends in a raised lip. There are also two large carved rings and three smaller, graduated rings on the recessed spout end of the horn. The pine, domed cap has an old staple and two vacant holes. This horn measures 15 " overall. Walter attributed this horn to the skilled hand of The Master Carver. He attributed only nineteen horns to this skilled engraver. Ex. Dupont Copeland Condition: Excellent, excepting the described period repair. This horn has a very pleasing, honey colored patina. All of the images and carving remain sharp. There is a 5 - 1/2" crack that is nicely repaired during its period of use with iron staples, which may have been attached from the inside of the horn. Minor chipping is present on the two larger carved rings below the spout.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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