Lot 673

Rare Ned Kelly Scrimshaw Horns

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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Rare Ned Kelly (attributed) pair of mounted scrimshaw cow horns. This set is one of several known examples believed to be created by George King. Ned Kelly's Step father. 19th century. Condition: Excellent condition. H 19-1/2" W 26". Ned Kelly, by name of Edward Kelly, (born June 1855, Beveridge, Victoria, AustraliaÑdied November 11, 1880, Melbourne), most famous of the bushrangers, Australian rural outlaws of the 19th century. In 1877 Kelly shot and injured a policeman who was trying to arrest his brother, Dan Kelly, for horse theft. The brothers fled to the bush, where two other men joined them to form the Kelly gang. The Kelly gangÕs perpetration of a series of daring robberies in the VictoriaÐNew South Wales borderland (1878Ð80) captured the imagination of the public. Some viewed Ned Kelly as a personification of the plight of workers set against large landowners in an economically depressed period. Copy and paste link for high-res images: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/snw0liomqijjh9a7nywgi/h?dl=0&rlkey=osi5h4krawl0xexw3kz1mjrgb