October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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Daniel Kinne (or Kinney), of Partridgefield (now Peru), Massachusetts, enlisted on May 5, 1775 in Captain Nathan Watkin’s Company (Berkshire County), of Colonel John Patterson’s Regiment, later known as the 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. His enlistment was for three months and three days. After mustering the regiment marched to the defense of Boston and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Later in the war Kinne served in two other Berkshire County regiments, Colonel John Simond’s regiment and Colonel Asa Bane’s regiment. See pages 303-04 of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 9, Boston, 1902. The 17" curved and tapered horn features a 4-1/2" single-ring spout of round section. Body finely inscribed "Daniel/ kinne: Deakon (sic)/in ye Church At/ Partridgefield/ His horn charlston Sept. Ye 1775/1775 on bunkor(sic)/ hill June Ye/17 was The Fight" and decorated with naively rendered motifs including a mermaid with a comb in hand, two tree forms, and two geese in flight. Flat wooden plug secured by two wooden pegs and long wire staple extending across plug. Complete with a detailed letter from David R. Geiger Antiques regarding this horn and Daniel Kinne. CONDITION: Excellent with soft yellow honey patina. Showing scattered minor blemishes. PROVENANCE: This powder horn was sold on June 8, 2015 as lot 5373 at Bonhams in San Fransico, California. It was from the Property of Joseph A. Murphy. ex. Herbert and Raymond Green Collection, David R. Geiger Collection. Bunker Hill items identified to traceable individuals rarely come to the market. Esteemed powder horn collector Walter O'Connor only knew of five other powder horns that he has seen inscribed to individuals who were actually at the Battle of Bunker Hill. This horn would also be the third surviving horn with the name of a "Minute Man" who was actually at the battle. This is an extremely historic powder horn that details the battle, possibly the only one.
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Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $217,600.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 30
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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