September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
This very rare map horn is inscribed with the following distances "FROM FORT GEORGE" "IN NEW YORK.": "To ALBANY . 166 . MILES" "To SARATOGA . 36 . M." "To F EDWARD . 20 M" "To LAKE GEORGE . 14M" "To TICONDEROGA . 30M" "To CROWN BOINT . 15M" "To FORT CHANPLY. 120M." "To LE PRAIR 15 . M." "To MONTEAL 6" "IN AL . 422 . MILES" This example of The Pointed Tree Carver's work is the only known extant powder horn which includes a listing of distances from a fort to other forts and towns. New York Harbor is engraved with several masted ships traversing the Hudson River. Numerous towns and forts are illustrated on the map portion of the horn, along with their placenames. The Pointed Tree Carver's customary hunter, stag and pointed trees are also engraved. A vacant cartouche for a name is present on this horn. This horn is fitted with a flat, pine butt cap and a three-holed extended lobe. There are two large rings on the darker, recessed area near the throat, which ends with a pronounced, protruding lip. This horn measures 13 - 3/4 inches overall. Condition: Excellent. Mionor wear to one ring below spout.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $27,000.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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