1766 Carved Drinking Horn
Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000
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We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.
• Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000 (Unchanged)
According to Farmer: "This is still a great thing. We could find 100-plus powder horns and be lucky to find one drinking horn. ... The market for the top 5 percent of any category is still holding up."
Appraisal Video: (1:07)
Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Musical Instruments
Ken Farmer Auctions, LLC
GUEST: It was a gift to me from my father.
APPRAISER: Do you know what it is?
GUEST: It's a drinking gourd, I'm pretty sure. And I know that that little clip there is, I think, to hang it on your belt. That's about all I know. I just really love the sun, so...
APPRAISER: I've been doing the Roadshow for 12 years, and I've never seen a drinking horn. It's called a drinking horn.
9APPRAISER: Now, I think he could have hooked it to his belt, but if he would have had a rifle and had his powder horn down here, then he could have hooked it on there. I love this saying, "Drink ye thirst away." And when you get to the date, 1766, that's a pretty good mind-blower, too.
APPRAISER: And I think our favorite thing is the same thing here, right?
APPRAISER: The sun face.
GUEST: Yeah, definitely.
APPRAISER: I love the way they did the mouth to make it look like he had an open mouth. Little nostrils in there. We're all in agreement that this is a great thing, probably worth $3,000 to $5,000.
GUEST: That's great, that's great!
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