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 French and Indian War map horn is inscribed: "Thomas Cleaver His Horn Febeury 24"; "1843" (This date has been applied over the original date). Also engraved on this horn is the British Royal Coat of Arms. The map portion covers the distance between "ALBANy" and Fort "NIAGRA", which is pictured flying a British flag. Also included is Sir William Johnson's Fort, Fort "HARRMAN", Fort "STANIX" and Fort "AUGUSTA". Waterways include the Mohawk River, Lake "Oneda" and "LAKE ONTArI". There is a graduated, three stepped faceted ring just below the raised portion of the horn. A smaller, faceted ring is also located below the spout. This horn is fitted with two brass attachments with their escutcheons for a strap. They no longer have their rings. The horn measures 12 inches overall. This horn is attributed to engraver John Fox. His horns are all done in a similar fashion with the city or town names enclosed in boxes. He is best known for the mini Forbes Road engraved map horns and Fort Pitt map horns. This example is unusual as it depicts New York and Fort Niagara rather than the Forbes Road. For a signed example by John Fox, see the John Cox horn in this sale. Currently the Fort Pitt Museum is exhibiting another example of a 1764 dated map horn depicting the Forbes Road, also signed by Fox. According to the museum's research, the carver "may have been a soldier in the Royal American Regiment stationed at Fort Pitt". A Fox signed horn belonging to John Mifflin, dated March 23, 1764, can also be found in the collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. There is a Muster Roll record of a Lieutenant Thomas Cleaver from New York dated June 7, 1778. Condition is very good, as described. Good color. Missing butt plug.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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