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 bold and deeply carved horn is engraved: "PUN LA" "W" "AOM (?)". Many abstract, geometric images incorporating circles and hex sign or pin wheel type symbols are carved on this horn. There is also a primitive depiction of a large bird, which appears to be a turkey. A ship and what is possibly a four bastion fort are also present. The central design that is labeled "PUN LA" has what appears to be a flower or thistle type plant. There are interwoven cords, which almost appear to be like rope, surrounding the images. Three panels of crosshatched half circles and dots are also included. This horn has a magnificent, heavy, 3 - 1/2 " fluted spout. There is bold scalloping at the beginning of the recessed portion of the horn. No border exists at the butt end of the horn, which is fitted with a flat plug, secured with iron nails. There is a crudely shaped glass mirror inletted into the butt plug. This horn measures 11" overall. Horn is possibly of Native American origin. Condition: Fair. There are two vacant holes for a staple located in the horn at the butt cap, one of which is chipped out. The remnants of two iron mounts are present on the horn; one three inches down from the plug, and the other 1 - 1/2" down from the spout end of the horn. There is a small round plug at the base of the spout. Various minor chips are present on the rim at the plug end of the horn.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,460.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,500
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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