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 diminutive horn is inscribed: "John" "LENORD" "His Horn April" "1777" The central motif on this horn is John Lenord's name and information in a decorative panel. It is flanked by a wonderfully envisioned lion and a four legged animal (?). These figures, along with the decorative panel, are surrounded by vines and foliage. This panel is topped by two hares and a tree, on which several birds are perched alongside what appears to be two squirrels. Flanking this tree, there is a menacing colonist with a pistol aimed at an Indian, who is returning the favor with a bow and arrow. The other theme on this horn is a grouping of seven running animals, with the first initial above each animal, excepting the "WASOC" and "CAT". There is fine scalloping at both the beginning of the recessed portion and at the flat pine plug. The plug, which is attached with wooden pins, is carved with the initials "IL". At the plug end of the horn, there is a petite lobe that extends about 1/4 of an inch from the scalloped edge. There are two rings below the faceted spout. This horn measures 8 inches overall. Walter attributed this this horn to the carver Jacob Gay. Records show there was a John Leonard Sr who was born 29 Aug 1739 in Sadsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania. He served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, according to a 1775 dated document and died on 23 Oct 1812 in Clinton, Ohio. Condition: Excellent. There is a fine hairline crack between the two holes on the lobe.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 33
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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