May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This identified horn is inscribed with the following locations: "CROWNPOINT", "TIENTROGA", "L GEORGE", "F. GEORGE", "FT MILLER", "SELITOGA", "H MOON", "KENTERHOOK", "NEWYORK", "NORTH RIVERS", "ALBANY", "SRINACDIE", "QUEBC", "Ft = HUNTER", "Ft: STANWICK", "Ft BULL", "WOOD CREEK", "ST LAURANCE RIVERS", "ST = LIUES", "SURREL", "MOUTRIAL", "THREE RIVERS", "NET ISLAND", "L CHAMLINE". Images include the British Crown surrounded by a "G" and an "R / 3", a sun with what may be a thistle in the center, and many towns and forts. There is an old brass band with the name "J. RICHARD.s" that is inlaid into the raised portion at the spout end below a period large steel staple. The flat butt is secured with wooden pins and has an old reddish brown finish. A period steel staple is attached to the butt on the raised portion of the horn. Horn measures 10" in length. There was a John Richardson, a medical officer who resided in Albany, New York in 1759, who wrote a letter on "the damnable custom of scalping". CONDITION: There is a 3/4" raised crack on one side of the staple. The darker, recessed spout appears to have had a charger at one time that is now vacant. There is an old puncture wound towards the center of the horn. It retains a mottled surface with various shades of brown and gold. Toward the butt end there is some deterioration below the word "ST. LAURANCE" and normal wear to the edges. DRG

Item Dimensions: 11" x 4"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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