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 Indain War powder horn is engraved: "November the 6 1760" "Christopher Flanders" "his horn Made at Crown point" "G R 2". The lettering engraved on this horn is tastefully executed in panels of dots and lines. The fort at Crown Point is pictured, along with a creative conception of the British Royal Crest, simplified to a "GR 2" contained in a panel. The crest is flanked by a unicorn and a whimsical lion. There are intertwined snakes near spout end. Large, shaded tulips and vines are also engraved. The domed, pine plug is secured with six wooden pegs. Scalloping decorates the horn where it meets the darker, recessed portion. The scalloping has a simple linear border and dots. There is a scalloped carved ring below the spout, in the faceted, recessed area. The spout tip mirrors the faceting on the rest of the spout. This horn measures 13 - 1/2 " overall. Records show a Revolutionary War veteran by the name of Christopher Flanders who was born at "Hawke or Kingston, New Hampshire". This horn is described by Stephen Grancsay in his 1946 book American Engraved Powder Horns on page number 52, number 331, as "Christopher Flanders his horn made at Crown Point November 6, 1760". At the time, it was in the collection of the Valley Forge Museum, Valley Forge Pa. Condition: Very Good. This horn has a nice warm patina. The plug finial is missing and there is minor chipping on the horn at the plug. The spout also has minor notches. Much of the ring carving has been smoothed with use.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $22,800.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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