The curved horn set on a carved wooden base (chips to horn and base). Height 25in
Capote claimed that he acquired this horn at Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West, FL. While touring the house with Tennessee Williams (Hemingway was not present), Capote playfully hid this horn under his coat and smiled at the housekeeper sheepishly; the housekeeper responded that if Capote was crafty enough to sneak something out of the house unseen, he could keep it. Later, Capote returned to this horn, threw it out of a window and retrieved it from a hedge as he was leaving, thus obtaining a "souvenir" from Papa's house. Included is a copy of a newspaper article showing Capote with this horn in situ inside his apartment.