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Engraved Powder Horn

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2482
Lot:
468
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Engraved Powder Horn, Fort No. 4, located at what is now Charlestown, New Hampshire, dated October 14, 1757, the horn is inscribed "Zera Beebe's Horn Made at No. 4/Oct.br the 14 AD 1757," ornamented with figures including soldiers, Indians, and a bird, also a house, trees, and stylized floral designs, the recessed throat with scalloped border is worked into eight facets with two raised rings on the throat near the tip, the plug is pegged about 3 in. deep into the end, (cracks, losses on tip and butt), lg. approx. 14 1/2 in. Note: Zera Beebe was born July 2, 1740 at Lyme, Connecticut, and reportedly served in the French and Indian War campaigns of 1758 and 1759. He married Kezia Warner (1742-1813) on March 19, 1761. They resided in Waterbury, Connecticut and together had nine children. Zera died December 3, 1803 and is buried at the Pritchard farm in Solon, New York.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

The cracksand losses have been there for some time, one crack is about 4 1/2 in. another is 2 in.

Keywords

Zera Beebe, Connecticut, Fort No., Charlestown, New Hampshire, Horn Made, Lyme, Waterbury, Solon, Pritchard farm, Horn

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