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 measures 10-1/2" across the bow. The spout section has vase and ring relief turnings and below is a portion of its original black leather carrying strap. The tapered body is professionally engraved with an "E PLURIBUS UNUM" banner above 13 stars and a detailed American eagle with a shield on its breast and clutching arrows. Below is a circular large cartouche with a portrait in the center, surrounded by the inscription "1853 EPHRAIM GRANT OHIO". On the right side there is a large depiction of a gentleman in a top hat holding a percussion tiger maple Kentucky rifle in one hand and a ramrod in the other. On the left side of the cartouche is a chicken on top of a ladder. The ladder is inscribed "F H G". On the back of the horn, there is a large stone arch with the initials "J A B". Within the arch is a crossed compass and scepter, the symbol for the Free Masons. The horn has a large convex wooden plug. CONDITION: Horn has some age cracks and minor chips at the opening, old black wrap was put on spout long ago to reinforce. Horn retains a pleasing honey patina with some darker areas. Plug shows some deterioration to one side. A very nice Ohio powder horn. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $700.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,560.00
Estimate: $1,400 - $3,000
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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