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Engraved Powder Horn Belonging to Jeremiah Eastman

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
322
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Engraved Powder Horn Belonging to Jeremiah Eastman, c. 1758, horn with light engraving, marked "IEREMIAH EASTMAN his Horn Sept/SEPTE yE 12 1758" with cross-hatched lines and foliate designs, wooden stopper, and pine plug marked "I E," overall lg. 17 in.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the preservation of the collections of the Danvers Historical Society.

Note: The horn also bears the inscription "fort AT West Morland." This was one of a string of forts located in Westmorland, New Hampshire, along the Connecticut River for the purpose of protecting New England from Indian raids.
Estimate $600-800

In good condition, but the engraving is light.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Jeremiah Eastman, Brass instruments, Containers, Eastman, Horn, Powder horn