May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This is one of only three known Fort Pitt horns by the noted artist known as the "Pointed Tree Carver". Walter stated "this professionally engraved horn depicts that indomitable English stronghold, Fort Pitt, here labeled 'PITSBOURG' in a banner, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers where they form the great Ohio. Also shown is the British Great Seal, a blank cartouche for an owners name, a hunter and his hounds chasing a deer and a hare. Undated, but of the 1760's. There is an old indecipherable paper label covering the plug. The horn has a short extended lobe with two holes for a carrying strap and a modest vase shaped spout. It is also fitted with a flat, wooden plug. The plug is secured with three wooden pins. Overall, this horn measures 10 " overall. This horn is pictured on plate 83 of John DuMont's book "American Engraved Powder Horns". CONDITION: Very Good. Minor 1/4 inch hairline crack at plug. PROVENANCE: Ex. Walter O'Connor and John S. DuMont Collections.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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