September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This carved and engraved coconut shell measures 6" in height by about 4" wide. A carved relic howling face is displayed on top. According to the description from on James Kochan's card, the 93rd Regiment of Foot, also known as the "Sutherland Highlanders", was was raised in 1799. In February 1803, they were sent to quell a brief rebellion in Dublin. They then moved around Ireland and became quite popular with the people of Ireland because of their Gaelic language, high discipline and polish. In June of 1805 they sailed to help recapture Cape Colony from the Dutch. There they wont on of many battle honors. They returned to Britain in 1814, only to be reembarked the following month as part off a three-pronged offensive designed to chastise the United States. The third-with the 93rd as a component, would attack through the Gulf of Mexico. Their final destination was New Orleans. Incised on a carved band is the owner's name "JOHN PATTERSON GR(Grenadiers) S. 93: REGT". The horn was likely made in either Africa or Jamaica before their ill-fated attack on the capital of Louisiana. CONDITION: Very good showing a few light storage marks. Complete with custom metal stand and accompanied by a description on James L. Kochan letterhead. PROVENANCE: Ex. James L. Kochan
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Minimum Bid: $450.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $900 - $1,400
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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