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 page 92 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. Captain Elijah Fenton was killed at the Battle of Concord during the Revolution War in 1776. He was born in 1735 in Wellington, Connecticut and died October 10, 1776. He is listed in the index of Revolutionary War pension applications and was called into service on April 17, 1775 as British retreated from Lexington. Minutemen were assembled by authority of the assembly or provincial congress subject to the call of the committee of safety. Zoeth Eldredge served under Major Elijah Fenton. This horn is featured on page 38 of "Steel Canvas" by R.L. Wilson. This horn was engraved by the same engraver as the "Jacob Clock" powder horn, which retains its original strap and was sold in the William Guthman Collection Auction. This massive horn measures about 17". The front has a large neatly inscribed cartouche "ELIJAH FENTON HIS/HORN MADE FEBR 1773". The back is inscribed "ARTILLERY" and depicts a very early eagle along with two warships and a cityscape, presumably New York City. There is also a detailed map of the "Hudson's River running the entire length of the body of the horn. At the base is "New York" The map depicts mountain ranges, one labelled "Caat's Kill/Motns". At the top is "Albany", MOhock R" and "Hosock". There is also a large detailed British crest and 26 lined tents in row along "Lake George" with an officer's campaign tent, a British flag, and two detailed large cannons. The spout is faceted followed by two separate relief rings, then another long factored section before the engraved section. There are two holes towards the plug for strap attachment. The wooden plug is flat and carved with a large incised heart. CONDITION: Very good with a dark honey patina. A very significant horn inscribed to a soldier who fought and died at the Battle of Concord. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $31,200.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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