September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This powder horn is featured on pages 48-49 of "Folk Art of Early America: Engraved Powder Horns" by Jim Dresslar and on page 83 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. This French and Indian War powder horn is professionally engraved and measures 14-1/2" in length. The spout section has a rounded relief ring followed by another roped ring father down. The main body is profusely engraved with a detailed New York map with all of the significant cities and towns, rivers and forts. Some of the significant places listed are Lake Ontario, Oswego, Onyda, Stanwix, German Flatts, New York and the harbor, Fort Edward, Fort Miller, Saratoga and Stillwater. There is also a full professionally engraved British Crest. On the back of the horn, there is a large engraved compass rose. The plug is appears to be mahogany and is domed and relief carved with an Indian bust in profile wearing a silver-inlaid and engraved earring. The plug is secured with six iron pins. Behind the Indian's head there are two holes where a staple once was for strap attachment. CONDITION: Very good with a pleasing dark honey patina, some engraving shows period carry wear. Roped ring below spout shows some chipping, now smoothed from carry use. Horn was slightly shortened at butt during the period of use. Plug shows a soft pleasing patina. A fantastic and artistic powder horn that has been copied by many talented contemporary artists and is very well known in the collecting world. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $55,200.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $80,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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