September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This horn is featured on pages 58-59 of "Folk Art of Early America: The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar and on page 102 of "Accoutrements IV" by James R. Johnston. Measures 17" in length. Professionally engraved, polychromed engraving. Includes a woven and beaded original linen strap. Engraved at butt end of Horn "FREDRICK WILLIAM HECHT/LAKE GEORGE ANNO 1758". Frederick Wilhelm Hecht was from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and was the Commissary General of the British Army during the Revolutionary War. This French and Indian War map horn commemorates the Battle of Lake George in 1755. The map itself follows the North(Hudson) River from New York City to Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga. Images engraved include the Georgian Royal Crest, a hound pursuing a stag and several fort and city profiles. Other carved engravings depict individual buildings/villages. Some building and city architecture rendered in exceptional detail and perspective. A faceted 4 1/2” throat with a carved ring 1” below the raised part of horn. Above and below this angular ring is a series of unusual period triangular silver inlays (14 inlays in total). The turned, stepped butt plug is crowned with a nicely turned wooden knob. There is a 1/2” silver band at the butt end and a 1/4” silver band that frames the raised section toward the spout. Included in this lot is a large 1852 dated litho of the battle originally published in 1756 by an act of Parliament; a 1911 perspective of the battle published in London and several other perspective views of the Battle of Lake George. CONDITION: Very good overall with a few scattered minor abrasions, as expected. All silver components maintain a soft, pewter colored patina. Polychrome lettering and images are also in excellent condition. There is an old, period chip missing on butt plug knob. Strap shows fraying and losses to beads. A very attractive and historic powder horn. DRG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $52,800.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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