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A finely carved Norwegian powder horn by Sven Nielssøn dated 1706.

Description

A finely carved Norwegian powder horn by Sven Nielssøn dated 1706 c 16 cm in height with the entire surface covered with carvings and text. The motifs are from the bible and from tales of heros like Rollo and Holger Danske. The bottom is in wood with a wooden screw. Along the rim the inscription SVEN NIELSSØN EGEN HAND? ANKELOLS. The other inscriptions are: ADAM BONDE EFVA HVSTR ROLLANFERAKON DREFTE DRAGEN OLLA STRANGESSØ?N HAABAAR KONGENSØN DAVED DALILA SAMSON DANIEL SOLDANB OLGER DAN.

Condition

The upper part of the horn dark.

Auction

Paintings, furniture and varia, 2 December 2019

Category

Weapons

Estimate

25,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

22,000 kr.

3 bids

When Bidder Bid
22,000 kr.
21,000 kr.
20,000 kr.