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 exquisitely carved, polychrome map horn includes the place names: "Ft. HiNRiCK", "F: HARKiMAN", "Ft. SCIYLiAR", "Ft. EDWARD", "Ft. GEOR.", "Ft. STANWIOE", "LAKE. GEOR.", "TICONTROGA", "CROWNPOiNT", "NIAGARA", "LARE ONTERIO", "FORT. ONTERIO", "FORT. BRViNGTON", "ROYAL. PLOKHOUS", and "QUEBEC". There is an impressive band of well carved and detailed Indians with war clubs, swords, tomahawks and flags. The central Indian is carrying a large British flag. It is unusual to see Native Americans depicted with such accuracy in this period. The details of the Indians' headdresses and costumes, as well as weapons would indicate this artist had very good knowledge of these subjects. The plug end border decoration is a panoply of detailed and accurate weapons. There is a large central shield surrounded by a panalopy of arms. The detail and composition of this horn is exemplary. This horn has a nicely shaped extended lobe with two holes, which rises above its domed, hardwood plug. This plug is secured with four wooden pins. The horn measures 12 - 1/4 inches. Walter attributed it to the hand of the Master Carver. He was aware of only 19 examples of his work. Condition: Very Good, as described. This horn displays a beautiful light, honey colored patina. Approximately half of the spout is missing. There is normal wear on the rings below the spout. There is a small abrasion just above and to the left of the crest. A hairline crack is present on the extended lobe.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $22,800.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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