November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
Measures 10" along the curve or 9" butt to tip. The carving consists of the alphabet which runs across the length of the horn in two lines. There are two names inscribed; one, "Peter Himepoc his horn" and the other, "Catha Himepoc". These are possibly Native American names. The date is 1774 and before that is “Lort” which probably is meant to refer to “year of our Lord ” 1774. There is a hunter shooting at a deer, another deer (buck), a dog near the hunter, and a Native American smoking two pipes. All of the carving is randomly placed about the horn and primitive folky in appearance. There’s a nice scalloped border near the neck and a domed wood plug held in with wooden pegs. The plug retains traces of original red paint. There is a small iron staple in the center and another iron staple mounted on the faceted spout section. The original stopper is still with the horn. CONDITION: Horn retains an undisturbed surface with a mostly dark honey patina, showing some wear to engraving from carrying. There is a hairline crack in the spout, just above the staple. The plug shows a couple minor chips missing along the edges. A very interesting and diminutive Revolutionary War powder horn. DMG
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Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,535.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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