Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Morphy Auctions 5.27.2020: RARE FORT PITT POWDER HORN ATTRIBUTED TO POINTED TREE CARVER

This is one of only three known Fort Pitt horns by the noted artist known as the "Pointed Tree Carver". Walter stated "this professionally engraved horn depicts that indomitable English stronghold, Fort Pitt, here labeled 'PITSBOURG' in a banner, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers where they form the great Ohio. Also shown is the British Great Seal, a blank cartouche for an owners name, a hunter and his hounds chasing a deer and a hare. Undated, but of the 1760's. There is an old indecipherable paper label covering the plug. The horn has a short extended lobe with two holes for a carrying strap and a modest vase shaped spout. It is also fitted with a flat, wooden plug. The plug is secured with three wooden pins. Overall, this horn measures 10 " overall. This horn is pictured on plate 83 of John DuMont's book "American Engraved Powder Horns". 

CONDITION: Very Good. Minor 1/4 inch hairline crack at plug. 

PROVENANCE: Ex. Walter O'Connor and John S. DuMont Collections.

Minimum Bid: $10,000.00

Current Bid: $10,000.00

Estimate: $20,000.00

Number of Bids: 1














May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots Auction

Absentee portion of this auction is open for bidding

Copy and photos from Morphy Auctions here.

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