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 rare North Carolina horn is inscribed: "Cap:t CHA:s FortNIN" "RiCHArdDEs. OF. Ye. 95th REGT" The locations depicted and labeled on the map portion include: "Asshley Ri.", "STICKhoe", "BroAD RIVer", "ST. TEE River", "NorTH CAroLAINA", "ForT jOHNSTON", "TuckoriTCh", "ForT PIiNC. GeorGe", "NewTOWN", "BurNiNe TOWN", "AllEjoy", and "TESsANRTee". All of the polychrome engraving on this attractive horn displays excellent knowledge of perspective and detail. The most imposing, premier image on this horn is a wonderfully executed view of Charlestown, South Carolina, sporting weathervanes, cannons and numerous buildings. It is pictured beside a depiction of Fort Johnston, flying a beautiful, well executed British Union Jack flag. Among the many images engraved on this horn there are extensive carvings of towns, forts, stags, fish, birds, an aggressive dog, a chained bear eyeing up a bird, a tulip, and a compass. This horn is fitted with a flat, wooden plug, which is surrounded by a diamond and dot decorated band on the horn. This band continues onto the two holed extended lobe. There is a wonderful banded, sawtooth border that decorates the horn at the beginning of the darker, recessed portion. Below this border is a raised ring with diagonal fluting that leads into four other carved rings. The two inch faceted spout is tipped with two carved bands. This horn measures 12 inches overall. There is a red collection number printed on the inside of the extended lobe, which reads "42 36A". A fitted, velvet lined, burgundy case is also included. This display box is inscribed with a matching collection number, "42 36B" This horn is mentioned and described in Stephen V. Grancsay's book "American Engraved Powder Horns on page 28 and 29, number 712. The author notes "this horn was offered for sale in London in 1926 by a Charles J. Sawyer (cf. his catalogue, no. 86, item 22, ill.)". This horn was once the property of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. Condition: Excellent. This horn shows limited wear and usage with a few minor chips at the spout and on the four carved rings.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $84,000.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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