September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This French and Indian War powder horn is featured on pages 54-55 of "Folk Art of Early America: The Engraved Powder Horn" by Jim Dresslar. Famed powder horn sketch artist Rufus Grider drew this powder horn in 1887 and noted that some think this horn formerly belonged to the fur trapper Nick Stoner. There is a book that was written about Stoner titled "Trappers of New York: Biography of Nicholas Stoner and Nathaniel Foster" by H.E. Schmidt. The horn measures 14-7/8" overall with a round two stage spout section with single relief ring and pierced pewter overlay at tip. The main body is inscribed "JOHN PEAMBARION/his horn made At fort Edward/ 30 1758/I Powder : with: my: brother ball: most hero: like doth: Concure : all". Other depictions on the horn include a two masted British warship and a single masted ship displaying 6 guns on one side. There is also a horse, four deer, British Coat of Arms, a winged head with crown, large floral designs, 12 crosshatched and overlaid arrows, a turtle and a decapitated figure. Three rectangular boxes are engraved and were added by Indians, representing Indian Campaigns, some representing deaths at the battles. The original wooden plug is flat with an iron staple in the center for strap attachment. A quick online search shows a Captain John Pemberton who served in the Revolutionary War in the Sullivan County Regiment of North Carolina and fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. CONDITION: Very good overall showing a dark honey patina with some lighter areas and minor carry wear. A very attractive and well engraved poetic powder horn. PROVENANCE: Jimmy Hart. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $19,200.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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