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 is featured on page 103 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. The curved tapered horn body measures about 13" across the bow, including the plug and turned ivory spout. The screw tip spout is ivory with many turnings followed by a suppressed ivory ball. Below the ball is a large relief carved alligator with brass pins for the eyes. On the main body, there are several relief carved professionally executed depictions, including a large patriotic American eagle with its head turned to the right and an "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" banner above. In the center is a large three masted war vessel with five cannons. There are also relief depictions of a dog, a deer, a bird and a fish. The turned convex wooden plug has an integral wooden knob and is retained by a series of wooden pins. On the underside of the alligator's bottom jaw is the inscription "R.P.V./1837". CONDITION: Very good overall with pleasing patina. Some light carry wear and marks from use on opposite side of carving. One brass tack for right eye of alligator is absent. Ivory has a pleasing patina and a couple small hairline age cracks. An appealing relief carved American folk art powder horn. DMG
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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