September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This historic horn measures 11-1/4" in length. The horn is featured on page 91 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. It is neatly engraved "MoSes Blake : X/his horn Made at Llenox/October the 12: 1760". Fort Lennox or lie aux Noix, was located on an island in the middle of the Richelieu River in Saint Paul de lily aux noir in Quebec near the Canada/United States border. It was surrendered to British control in August of 1760 and renamed Fort Augustus. The tapered spout section is wrapped with a band of tin at the opening followed by a thin relief ring. The main body has a scalloped edge at the top and is engraved with a series of large intertwined tulips above the inscription. There are also pine trees, a running buck and a large "GR/2" with a British crown above and surrounded by the British crest. The wooden plug is flat and has an early screw in the center for sling attachment. The horn is complete with a portfolio of extensive research, service records for Moses Blake, history of Moses Blake, research done by Steve Rogers, and information regarding Fort Lennox. CONDITION: Retains a very dark pleasing patina with some minor chipping and flaking around butt. A couple small areas of insect damage have been professionally restored and are nearly impossible to detect. Complete with what appears to be its original carved pierced wooden spout plug. Two other horns by this hand are known. One sold September 26, 2018 as lot 42 in the Walter O'Connor sale at Morphy Auctions for $22,800. The other is possibly by the same hand and inscribed "Made at "Oyleunox", meaning for Lennox, in French "Il aux Noix" shown on page 66 "Powder Horns: Documents of History" by Tom Grinslade. HISTORY: Moses Blake served as a private in Captain Jeremiah Marston's Company of Colonel John Goffe's Regiment of New Hampshire Provincials in 1760. He entered service on March 10, 1760 and was discharged November 27, 1760. His regiment and company fought at Ile aux Niox(Lennox) in August 1760. A very well documented and historic French and Indian War horn. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $18,000.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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