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 93 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. Horn measures about 15-1/2" in length. The spout has a relief ring followed by a faceted scalloped section. The main body has a scalloped top edge. The inscription in the center in large block letters reads "A WAK AWAK AMERICA PUT CHEAR FUL/COURAGE ON WHEN TYRANTS They/DO YOU OPRESS ARISE AND SAY/BEGONE". Just below the scalloped edge is another patriotic inscription "AMIRIKIN LIBERTY/DEFENDED BY/SWORD & GUN". On the back there is a patriotic eagle with wings spread, a shield on its breast and clutching in its beak a banner which reads "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Other depictions include a large 4-1/2" Continental officer with a spyglass and another Continental soldier loaded a flintlock musket with bayonet attached. There is also a depiction of a tiger labeled "TYGER" and one of two wolves labeled "WOLVES". The wooden plug is flat and has an early iron screw in the center for strap attachment. CONDITION: There is a small chip on ring at spout opening and a 1-3/4" by 3/4" piece missing at the base with an age crack extending from the area of loss. Retains a pleasing honey patina and shows some carry wear. It would be very difficult to find a more patriotic American powder horn. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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