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 Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York map horn is inscribed: "John Chambers March the" "Made By Jno. Fox 17 : 1764" The map portion of this horn includes the place names in panels: "New york", "ALBaNY", "F IOHNSON", "F HArk MaN", "F StaNIX", "BLockHouse", "Fc_LLUm", "BIUOMtON", "ONtarI", "FaGUSTA", "LaNDINg", "SLOSer", "DeTroyaT", "PHILIDeLPHIA", "BUrLONtoN", "PrINcetoowN", "ALeNStowN", "CrAMBery", "AMBOy", "ELIZABETH TOWN", "WOOD BrIGe", "NIagra" and "PUDrINMAre". The whimsical Hanoveran British Royal Crest is the main motif on this well executed horn. Also illustrated are symbols for forts and towns, as well as a horse, trees, and other buildings of note. There is no border decoration on either end of this horn. The domed plug is secured with wooden pins. There remains a small period, stiched leather strap attachment, secured by three rose head nails on the plug. There is a well carved ring at the beginning of the darker, recesed portion of this horn. Overall, this horn measures 11 inches. A collection number, "672", was applied twice to the plug. This horn is signed "Jno. Fox", the horns carver. Currently the Fort Pitt Museum is exhibiting another example of a 1764 dated map horn depicting the Forbes Road, also signed by Fox. According to the museum's research, the carver "may have been a soldier in the Royal American Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt". Another Fox signed horn belonging to John Mifflin, dated March 23, 1764, several days after this particular map horn was carved, can be found in the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. Condition: Good. Some minor, period wear is present to the engraving. Insect damage is evident in several small areas on the horn near the plug. Several of the pins that were used to secure the plug are missing.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,400.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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