September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Measures 19” overall in length. “Samuel Metcalf His Grand Magazine “. Below Samuel’s declaration is the Rhyme : “This Magazine Speaks Nought: But: Death/When: ever it: Blows: out: it: Breath”. At 1 1/2 “ above the plug is the inscription, “Made by John Vaughn/Octr the 5th 1764”. Above Vaughn's name a ship, fish and stylish waves are depicted. The engraved portion of the horn terminates in a nicely scalloped edge at the throat. The darker throat is faceted at its base, below a raised ring and round spout section. A series of multiple intersecting half circles decorate the plug end of this exceptionally large horn. A “Guthman Americana” advertisement from Antiques Magazine, November 1994, exclusively featuring this horn, accompanies this lot as well as a stylish custom black metal display stand. CONDITION: Excellent with expected minor marks from use, attractive mellow honey patina. A rare poetically engraved and maker marked powder horn. PROVENANCE: Ex. William Guthman; Guthman Americana; featured in Accoutrements IV, James Johnston, 2016, page 81. DRG
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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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