Friday, August 9, 2013

Fox Blowing Horn

A newly discovered fox horn found in Harrisonburg Virginia.  It is early 19th century, 18 1/2 inches long. It has one hole drilled at the base for a strap and a raised ring at the Spout. It has a really well defined running deer with 3 hounds chasing him. It has an 18th century style scroll 8 1/2 inches long with the owners name, W D SMITH. The letters are 1 1/2 inches tall. The deer on this horn resembles very closely the deer painted on the small cupboard door by Virginia master furniture make  Johannes Spitler of  Massunutten VA. The horn has a pleasing S-curve design. with original patina. The sound of it blowing is very deep and loud just as it had when made.  I am sure that the woodlands of Virginia heard this long ago.

Copy and photo supplied by Steve Boyleston.

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