November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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William Edmondson Bartlett, Sr. was born in 1793 in Talbot County, Maryland, and died in 1865 in Florence County, South Carolina. The powder horn has a curved, tapered body of 13-1/2" with a turned spout with a series of rings. There is a small iron staple just below spout rings for sling attachment. Several circular cartouches are engraved on the horn, including a patriotic eagle surrounded by the phrase "WHERE LIBERTY DWELLS THERE IS MY COUNTRY". Another shows a series of arms motifs surrounded by "WM E BARTLETT BALTIMORE". Another design shows a clock with the time 2:00 and the phrase "WE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS OLIVER PERRY". Also inscribed is "Son of Ricky Reb. Bartlett / was born / 2nd mo. 24th 1793 first day of the week / went to Dr. H.J. Keene an honest man for the 23rd of may 1809 was married to Mary L. James 11th month 20th 1860 / 11th mo. 20th 1816 / 1st mo. 13th 1844." CONDITION: Scattered areas of insect damage and significant losses to butt end, partially obliterating some of the cartouches. The horn has been coated with lacquer. A very historic and well-documented horn with excellent family documentation inscribed on the horn. DMG
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,230.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,500
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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