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Marine Art November 15, 2018

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Terms

THE MARINE SALE

A buyer’s premium will be added to all purchases. The buyer’s premium is 20% of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, and 10% of the final bid price over $500,000.

AT AUCTION Thursday, November 15, 2018

Payment must be in the form of a check, money order or wire transfer. We accept all major credit cards for auction purchases provided the total bill is $5,000 or less and the credit card has a U.S. billing address. PayPal is not an accepted form of payment. Bidders holding a valid Massachusetts or out-of-state resale number must provide the certificate or a copy thereof when registering or otherwise will be required to pay 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax on purchases. Items picked up in our Mystic office or shipped to Connecticut are subject to 6.35% Connecticut sales tax.

beginning at 10:00 a.m. in East Dennis, Massachusetts

ON EXHIBIT All lots on exhibit at our Cape Cod Headquarters Wednesday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And the sale date starting at 8:45 a.m.

Absentee and Telephone Bidding

Please use the bid form found at the back of this catalog or visit our website to make arrangements for absentee and telephone bidding.

Online Bidding

This auction will be held simultaneously online at www.invaluable.com and www.eldreds.com. The buyer’s premium is 25% for purchases bought online via Invaluable or Eldred’s Infinite Bidding. Prospective bidders must register and be approved prior to bidding.

Important notices

Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves by personal inspection as to the condition of each lot.

ROBERT C. ELDRED CO., INC.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to obtain a condition report, by either visiting our website or contacting us. Although condition reports may be given on request, such reports are statements of opinion only. The absence of a condition report does not imply the property is in good condition. Regardless of whether or not a condition report is given, all property is sold subject to Item 1 of our Conditions of Sale, which provides that all property is sold as is. All dimensions and weights are approximate. Items made with whalebone, whale ivory or other protected species will not be shipped internationally without a CITES permit. Obtaining CITES and any other necessary permits is the obligation of the buyer.

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Eldred’s Staff Directory Antiques and Fine Art Specialists

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Joshua F. Eldred President Head of American and European Paintings josh@eldreds.com

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e are proud to feature three important private collections in this sale – a collection of scrimshaw from Falmouth, Massachusetts, the MacCormick Scrimshaw Collection, and a prominent New York Collection of maritime art. All three have been in the making for many years. The Falmouth collection was formed by friends of Bill Bourne’s grandparents and many of the pieces were purchased at the sale of the Bennett Collection, held at the Richard A. Bourne Company in 1965. Alexander MacCormick began his scrimshaw collection in the 1960s, as evidenced by the captivating and meticulous record he kept (see page 35). Of course, many pieces in the sale have provenance to the seminal Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, including the extraordinary illustrated whaling journal we are offering as Lot 1. It’s been in a private collection since it was purchased at the Sotheby’s auction in 1983. It’s possibly the best we have ever seen and we are truly honored to bring it, as well as these other collections, to market. We recognize building these collections takes time, financial investment and a driving passion, and we recognize the myriad complexities that arise when it becomes time to sell. If you are thinking about consigning, we would love to speak with you about your collection. If you can believe it, we are already building our July 2019 Marine Sale and have some unbelievable consignments already in-house. As always, we thank you for your interest and support of our marine art auction. We look forward to seeing you at the auction. Joshua Eldred President Bill Bourne Vice President

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Index of artists

Arnold, Jay

461

Dawson, Montague J.

Badger, Solon Francis Montecello

325

de Breanski, Gustave

464

Baker, Elisha Taylor (school of )

321

de Jongere, Marinus Johannes

401

Beal, Reynolds

Desoutter, Roger

396-398

Berkhout, Nicolaus

331

Dinsdale, John Bentham

399

Birch, Thomas

462

Drew, Clement

472

Blake, Anthony D.

400

Drew, Clement (school of )

315

Burns, Milton James

479

Dye, Charles

279

Buttersworth, Thomas, Sr.

333

Eldred, Lemuel D.

240-242

Cammillieri, Nicholas S.

326

Grant, Gordon Hope

386-389

Chambers, Thomas (school of )

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394, 395

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Green, Capt. Josiah

402

Coffin, William Henry

318

Griffith, Edward

380

Colson, W.S.

456

Halsall, William (school of )

317

Cooke, L.M.

455

Heard, Joseph

324

Coole, Brian

384, 385

Howes, Jerome

Cross, Roy

382, 383

Huggins, William John

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Index of artists

Jacobsen, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo

273, 306-308

Selby, Joe

381

Johnson, Marshall

379

Smith, Frank Vining

390

Lewis, Edmund Darch

471

Smith, Xanthus Russell

330

Loud, Richard K.

277

Snelling, J.

281

Macy, Wendell (attr.)

475

Spring, Robert

470

Miles, John Rose

314

Stobart, John

Nickerson, Reginald

467

Stubbs, William Pierce

334

Pansing, Fred (after)

356

Swinstead, George Hillyard

319

Petersen, Jacob

328

Thornley, Charles

332

Petersen, John Erik Christian

335

Thurber, Caroline

243

Picault, Emile Louis (after)

239

Vickery, Charles Bridgeman

Ponting, Herbert

228

Webber, Wesley Elbridge

473

Renault, Michele (attr.)

329

Whitehead, Michael

337

Rondel, Frederic, Sr.

316

Willis, Thomas

449-453

Roux I, Antoine

327

Wyllie, Harold

336

Schmidt, Eduard

463

Yorke, William Howard

322

Scott, Henry

391

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Featuring A Private Collection, Falmouth, Massachusetts Lots 2-60 The MacCormick Scrimshaw Collection Lots 82-104 A Prominent New York Collection Lots 259-283

And Includes Properties From A Martha’s Vineyard Estate the Collection of the late George Makris A Connecticut Estate A Private Connecticut Collection A New York Collection The Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection An Important Private Collection of Greenwich, Connecticut A Maryland Maritime Art Collection A New England Institution A Collection from the Greater Baltimore Area The Claflin Estate of Marion, Massachusetts A Private Collection from Sandwich, Massachusetts And numerous other estates and collections

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Index Exceptional Whaling Journal

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Scrimshaw

2-210

Whaling-related

211-249

Oceanic

218-222

Prisoner-of-War

250-258

Clocks

295-302

Instruments

338-354

Lighting

496-501

As well as paintings, models, woolworks, folk art and more

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LOT 1

Exceptional Illustrated Journal of a Whaling Voyage of the ship Charles Carroll of Nantucket

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EXCEPTIONAL ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF A WHALING VOYAGE OF THE SHIP CHARLES CARROLL OF NANTUCKET Extensively and lavishly illustrated journal, possibly the best we have ever seen, covering a whaling voyage from Nantucket to the Pacific beginning December 1, 1848 and ending December 29, 1852. Titled on first page of entries “A Journal of a Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in Ship Charles Carroll Josiah C. Long, Master” and noted on third page of entries “From Nantucket bound to the Pacific”. Illustrated on nearly every page with colored ink and pencil drawings, for a total of approx. 279 distinct images. Illustrations include ships at sea, American and other flags, individual or pods of whales, whale tails, landscapes, barrels, turtles and other sea life. Some of the ship illustrations depict vessels flying large American flags off the stern, while others depict groups of ships, vessels flying differing country or agent flags, ships in rough seas, etc. Most of the illustrations of whales depict them with blood emanating from their blow holes, and many are marked “S”, “L”, “W” or “B” (for “Starboard”, “Larboard”, “Waist” and “Bow” boats) and notated with barrels of oils.

Most pages note the location of the ship in the upper margin, primarily in the same script lettering used for entries but occasionally in a different decorative font or in a different colored ink. Entries typically include latitude and longitude, notes on the weather and a brief synopsis of the day’s events. Earlier pages note the number of days out in the lower margin. The December 22, 1848 entry notes “Birth Day to Day 42 years old”. The Charles Carroll was off Cape Horn in March of 1849, north of the Equator in June 1849 and west of the Galapagos Islands “Offshore” in July 1849. The ship sailed throughout the Pacific, making note of the Marquesas Islands, Archipelago and Society Islands, the Island of Huaheine and other locations, and occasionally put into port on an island or along the west coast of South America. Margin title announces “Coast of Chili: Homeward Voyage” on September 19, 1852. The last entry reads “... Made some Sail at 2 Am saw Block Island at day light Gay head in sight at 8 took a Pilot off Holmes[?] Hole at 11 Am anchored in Edgartown so ends the Voyage absent 48 Months & 24 days turned out all totd 1085 Sperm 300 cont. Whale Sold oil 120 cts”.

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LOT 1

Exeptional Illustrated Journal of a Whaling Voyage of the ship Charles Carroll of Nantucket cont.

Early and late pages with columns of figures totaling barrels of oil, lists of “Letters for the Following Ships”, latitudinal and longitudinal calculations, lists of “Number of Whales got by Each Boat” with columns for “Starboard”, “Larboard”, “Waist” and “Bow”, a list of “Number of Whales seen & by Whom seen”, a “List of Ship’s Spoken & Quantity of Oil onboard”, and a list of dates and notations about days before/after “Full”, “Quarter” or “Change”, probably phases of the moon. Also includes assorted ephemera, notably a pressed flower, a piece of Asian paper, a rudimentary plot plan, and the “Inward Foreign Manifest” for the ship Charles Carroll of Nantucket, Josiah C. Long, Master, owned by William C. Swain & others, granted at Nantucket November 29, 1848, listing barrels and collars onboard, their markings and owners. The Charles Carroll was built in 1832 for captain and 1/32 share owner Owen Chase, the first mate onboard the famed Essex. She went on two whaling voyages under the command of Chase from 1832 to 1840 and was under the command of Thomas S. Andrews for multiple voyages in the 1840s until Josiah C. Long became captain for the 1848 voyage covered in this journal. In 1844 W.C. Swain was listed as her owner. Journal is housed in contemporary blue boards. 50,000/100,000 Provenance: Olive Coffin Long Saunders. Edward Saunders. Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Sotheby’s, December 16-17, 1983 (Part IV), Lot #444. Private Collection.

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION from falmouth, massachusetts

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RARE WHALEMAN-MADE WHALE IVORY BODKIN WITH ENTWINED SNAKE FINIAL Mid-19th Century Eye and mouth of snake enhanced with red sealing wax. Length 4.38”. 400/600

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RARE WHALEMAN-MADE WHALE IVORY “NAUGHTY LEG” WHISTLE Mid-19th Century Finely detailed engraved garter and carved and engraved boot. Whistle hole at top of thigh. Contrasting band at knee in an unknown material. Length 4.25”. 600/900

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MINIATURE OR CHILD’S-SIZE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER 19th Century Beautifully turned handle and fluted wheel. Length 3”. 500/700

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WHALEMAN-MADE BASKET Mid-19th Century Constructed of pierced whalebone panels affixed to a wooden base with brass tacks. Height 1.5”. Diameter 3.5”. 600/900 Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Company, Bennett Collection, 1965.

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Boldly turned handle with incised banding. Nice patina. Length 4.5”. 400/600

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SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Octagonal handle with mushroom-form finial. Handle engraved “A * Wing”. Blade engraved “BM” and with a geometric design and other faint inscription. Nice patina. Length 4.75”. 400/600

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Research shared by Dr. Stuart M. Frank of the New Bedford Whaling Museum indicates “A Wing” was Andrew J. Wing, born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Wing served aboard numerous whaling vessels, most notably as captain of the Canton, which ran aground in the Gilbert Islands, forcing the men to sail for 45 days in open boats to Guam. 9

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Tapered cut-corner handle. Deep rich patina. Length 5.5”. 300/500

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WHALEBONE IMPLEMENT Length 5.75”.

19th Century 400/600

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PANBONE AND WOOD SHIP’S RATTLE ALARM Second Half of the 19th Century Whalebone frame with turned wooden handle and wooden noisemaker components. Height 4.75”. Length 7.75”. 300/500

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WHALEMAN-MADE WALNUT AND WHALE IVORY SCRIBE Mid-19th Century With whale ivory caps and mounts. Length 10”. 500/700

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WHALEMAN-MADE CHILD’S ROLLING PIN Mid-19th Century Nicely carved whale ivory handles with deeply incised lines and flattened knobs at ends. Handles attached to walnut roller with whale ivory pins. Nice patina. Length 10”. 350/500

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SET OF TWENTY-EIGHT WHALEBONE AND EBONY DOMINOES Last Half of the 19th Century All approx. 2” x 1”. 300/500

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UNUSUAL WHALEBONE YARN WINDER 19th Century Together with a whalebone spool, four bodkins and a crochet hook. Yarn winder length 11.75”. 250/350

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EIGHT ASSORTED WOOD, WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY ITEMS 19th Century A lady’s leg-form parasol handle, a small block, a pie crimper, a gavel, a miniature rolling pin, a small fid, a section of a polychrome scrimshaw corset busk and a reproduction whale stamp. Lengths from 2” to 8”. 400/600

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COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY BODKINS AND SEWING KNIVES 19th Century Lengths from 2.25” to 3.5”. 300/400

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RARE CARVED WHALEBONE MINIATURE HALF HULL MODEL 19th Century Length 2.5”. 300/500

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EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY BODKIN Mid-19th Century Four pillars form a cage at center. Finely carved ogee finial. Length 5.25”. 300/400

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CARVED WALNUT SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century End carved as a Turk’s-head knot. Sides of handle with geometric and pique carvings. Blade with anchor carving. Length 4.5”. 500/1,000

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SMALL SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PANEL Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a brig off a coast populated by a large building, possibly a fort, flying a large flag. Reverse depicts a stand of trees and six rows of buildings on a hillside. Approx. 2” x 6”. 500/1,000

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EXCEPTIONAL SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts hex signs, a sun, an eagle and a geometric design, all on a stippled ground. Images separated and surrounded by a half-circle design. Busk with lobed top. Length 12.5”. Includes stand. 3,000/5,000

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EIGHTEEN ASSORTED WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SEWING ITEMS 19th Century Includes spools, thread winders, bodkins, etc. Lengths from 1.5” to 7.5”. 200/250

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FOUR WOOD, WHALEBONE, HORN AND WHALE IVORY BODKINS 19th Century One with clenched fist finial, one with faceted finial, one with turned wood finial and one with geometric finial. Lengths from 3.25” to 5”. 300/400

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TWO SCRIMSHAW BALEEN DITTY BOXES Mid-19th Century One is circular and has landscape and building decoration. Height 2.75”. Diameter 5”. Other is oval and has tree, heart, anchor and hex sign decoration. Height 3.5”. Length 6”. Width 4.75”. 400/600

25. VOLUME SCRIMSHAW AND SCRIMSHANDERS, WHALES AND WHALEMEN By E. Norman Flayderman. New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972. Limited special edition containing three additional plates, numbered 287 of 1,000 copies. Signed “E. Norman Flayderman”. Q. Cream-colored cloth. Includes slipcase. 200/300

26. VOLUME SUSAN’S TEETH AND MUCH ABOUT SCRIMSHAW By Everett U. Crosby. Nantucket, Mass.: Tetaukimmo Press, 1955. Q. Boards with red cloth spine. 250/350

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PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH Second Half of the 19th Century Obverse of one depicts a spread-wing eagle grasping a “Homeward Bound” banner over a three-masted ship flying a red, white and blue American flag as well as agent’s and other flags. Reverse depicts an American flag flying from a flagpole over a three-masted whaleship in the act of cutting in. The flag has red stripes and inset silver dots for stars, and the flagpole is topped with a Liberty cap. Figures are visible on the whaleship and the sheet of blubber and the water surrounding it are colored red. Obverse of other tooth depicts a cornucopia filled with red and blue flowers above an active offshore whaling scene with mountains, a whaleship and a sperm whale in the distance, and two whaleboats capturing a sperm whale in the foreground. Reverse depicts a whaling scene with two whales surfacing near a three-masted whaleship in the act of trying down in the distance, and a right whale in the foreground. Lengths 5.5”. Permanently affixed to wooden block bases. 3,000/4,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century With pinpoint decoration. Obverse depicts a half-length profile portrait of a woman. Reverse depicts an urn. Length 3.75”. 400/600

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TWO SMALL SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH Second Half of the 19th Century One a whistle decorated with a pinpoint full-length portrait of a young girl. The other depicts a rose, a bust portrait of a man, a star, a sloop, a harp and a bird in flight. Lengths 2.25”. 200/300

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TWO-TIER SEWING BOX WITH TURNED WHALEBONE FINIALS Mid-19th Century Mahogany box with contrasting wood double line inlay. Upper tier with pincushion top, interior thread holders and dispensing holes at front. Lower tier with single drawer. Height 6”. Width 7.25”. Depth 5.5”. 200/300

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SIX SAILMAKER’S ITEMS 19th Century A knot-work needle case with needles, two sailor’s palms, two whalebone and leather needles, a thimble and an unusual wood and rope implement. Length of needle case 7.25”. 200/300

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WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER WITH SCRIMSHAW DECORATION 19th Century Geometric handle with scrimshaw decoration of a plant. Whale ivory fluted wheel. Two-tine fork at end of handle opposite wheel. Length 5.75”. 500/1,000

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WHALEMAN-MADE PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Turned and carved whalebone handle and fork, and fluted whale ivory wheel. Nice patina. Length 7”. 400/600

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WHALEMAN-MADE CARVED WHALEBONE PARASOL HANDLE Mid-19th Century End in the form of a clenched fist and shirt cuff. Shaft with ten narrow baleen bands with whale ivory dividers. Length 5.75”. 400/600

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Elongated teardrop handle with incised lines along the perimeter. Deeply fluted wheel and three-tined fork at one end of handle; the wheel support and fork resemble the profile of a swan. Length 5.5”. 500/800

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SCRIMSHAW CHILD’S FORK AND KNIFE SET Last Half of the 19th Century Both whalebone handles engraved “For A Good Girl” within an oval panel. Steel knife blade and fork. Knife length 6.75”. 200/300

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CARVED WHALEBONE LETTER OPENER Second Half of the 19th Century Flower blossom at end enhanced with red sealing wax. Length 4.75”. 400/600

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SAILOR-MADE MEASURE Mid-19th Century Exotic hardwood shaft with while ivory ends and inset whalebone hash marks. Length 36”. 300/500

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a three-masted sailing ship. Reverse with a three-quarter-length portrait of a young lady in Victorian dress holding a handkerchief in her left hand. Length 5”. 500/700

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PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS Second Half of the 19th Century Depict floral, foliate and shell designs, a bird dog and birds, a heart with an arrow, threemasted ships, an anchor, two gunning dogs, a bust portrait of a friar, a snake, a butterfly, etc. One signed on a scrolled ribband “J.H. Dempsey.” Lengths 21”. 1,000/1,500

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CARVED WHALEBONE LOGBOOK STAMP 19th Century Stamps an image of a sperm whale. Arched handle with pierced hole. Length 1.13”. Width 2”. 500/1,000

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RARE CASED ALPHABET SET Second Half of the 19th Century Complete set of whalebone tiles, with six tiles for each letter and additional vowel tiles and blanks. Tiles with scrimshaw uppercase letters on one face and lowercase letters on other face. Grained hardwood case. Interior of case with engraved whalebone panels to identify compartments for each letter. Case 5.5” x 8”. Tiles .75” x .5”. 1,200/1,800 Provenance: Purchased from Paul Madden Antiques, 1991.

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EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE DOUBLE SWIFT WITH THREAD HOLDER Mid-19th Century Whalebone shaft with whale ivory spire-form finial and metal collar. Shaft raised on a two-tier mount made to hold thread spools. Ebonized wooden base fitted with numerous differing whale ivory spire-form thread holders. Base further embellished with whalebone corner moldings and motherof-pearl star-form inlay. Height 20”. Cage diameter 17”. 6,000/9,000

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WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE DOUBLE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Yarn holder cup at top. Upper portion of shaft with baleen bands. Extensively turned collar and clamp. Clamp’s incised lines colored with sealing wax. Length 16”. Cage diameter 18.5”. 1,800/2,500

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Highly detailed pinpoint full-length portrait of an attractive woman wearing a red hat, a double-strand necklace, bracelets on each wrist, and a red and black dress with a red and green sash pinned to her shoulder. Length 4.5”. 600/900

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Per Federal regulation, lots marked with an asterisk (*) may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.

* ENGRAVED PANBONE PLAQUE First Quarter of the 20th Century Depicts an active coastal whaling scene of two whaleships, four whales, one of which is waifed, and two whaleboats, one of which is being stoved. 3” x 5.75” sight. Framed 7.25” x 9.75”. 500/1,000

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* FOURTEEN UNENGRAVED WHALE’S TEETH Together with a small section of a whale’s tooth. Lengths from 1.75” to 4.25”. 250/350

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* TWENTY-FIVE ASSORTED WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY ITEMS 19th and 20th Century Including spoons, forks, letter openers, a marrow scoop, calendars, etc. Lengths from 2” to 7.5”. 300/500

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THREE TURNED WHALE IVORY ITEMS Mid-19th Century A pickwick, an egg cup and a small covered bowl. Bowl and cup with incised lines, some colored with sealing wax. Heights from 2.25” to 2.5”. 400/600

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COLLECTION OF SIX MINIATURE WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY ITEMS 19th and Early 20th Century A cleat, a gavel, a bootjack and three books. Lengths from 1” to 2.5”. 250/350

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* THIRTEEN MINATURE BONE, WHALE IVORY AND HORN ITEMS 19th and 20th Century Lengths from 1.25” to 5.75”. 200/300

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FIVE WHALEMAN-MADE WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS 19th Century Fine examples in varied forms. One with incised lines, the central line colored with red sealing wax. Lengths from 4” to 7”. 250/350

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COLLECTION OF TWELVE WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS 19th Century In varied shapes and sizes. Lengths from 2.5” to 5.5”. 200/300

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FIVE WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY BODKINS 19th Century In varied forms. One with inset mother-of-pearl disc at end. Lengths from 2.75” to 4.75”. 250/350

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THREE SEALING WAX STAMPS 19th Century Two whale ivory and one whalebone. Beautifully carved and turned examples. Lengths from 2.5” to 4.25”. 300/500

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INDIAN WOODEN BOX WITH IVORY, EBONY AND SILVER INLAY 19th Century Contains a baleen fish-form carving, possibly a “hei mataua”, a shell fluke-form hook and a bone disk, all possibly Pacific Islander, and an unidentified item. Box height 1.5”. Length 4.25”. Width 3.25”. 200/300

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CHILD’S-SIZE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Elongated teardrop handle with raised diamond design. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Three-tined fork. Length 4”. 400/700

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WHALEBONE TULIP-FORM NEEDLECASE 19th Century With circular designs and paper banding at center. Length 3.25”. 250/350

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER 19th Century Rope-carved handle missing its end. Fluted wheel with star interior. Length 5”. 300/500

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SIX WHALEMAN-MADE TOOLS 19th Century Two whalebone clamps, and a whalebone and wooden screwdriver, carpenter’s pencil, hook and tooth extractor. Tooth extractor missing its end. Lengths from 3” to 8.75”. 500/700

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HEAVILY CARVED WHALEMAN-MADE CANE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory handle in the form of a turk’s-head knot on a rope-carved stem. Whalebone shaft with multiple sections of varied carvings including rope, reeded, modified twist, pineapple, etc. Metal collar. Ferrule missing. Retains a dot of red sealing wax at center of shaft, probably from when a drop spilled on it as the cane rested on its owner’s desk. Length 37”. 5,000/7,000 Provenance: A Martha’s Vineyard estate.

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WHALEMAN-MADE CANE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory flattened ball handle with mother-of-pearl inlay at top. Upper portion of shaft with whale ivory and baleen banding; remainder of shaft is hardwood. Length 32.75”. 250/350

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WHALEMAN-MADE CANE Mid-19th Century Octagonal whale ivory handle. Upper 9.5” of shaft with whale ivory and baleen banding; remainder of shaft in oak. Ferrule missing. Length 34.5”. 400/600

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CARVED WHALEBONE-HANDLED CANE Mid-19th Century Handle in the form of a clenched fist holding a snake, with relief foliate carving below wrist. Wooden shaft with engraved sterling silver collar and a brass ferrule. Length 35”. 500/1,000

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CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE Third Quarter of the 19th Century Crook handle made from four sections of whale ivory with ebony banding between sections. Carved floral design at end of handle. Hardwood shaft. Length 34.5”. 350/500

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TWO CANES WITH OCTAGONAL WHALE IVORY HANDLES Mid-19th Century Both with hardwood shafts. One with whalebone ferrule. Other cane’s ferrule is missing. Lengths 36.25” and 38.25”. 300/500

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TWO CANES WITH OCTAGONAL WHALE IVORY HANDLES Third Quarter of the 19th Century Both with hardwood shafts. One with horn ferrule. Other cane’s ferrule is missing. Lengths 34.5” and 35.5”. 300/500

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THREE CANES WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLES Third Quarter of the 19th Century Two with teardrop-form handles and hardwood shafts. One with mushroom-form handle and hardwood shaft with ivory and baleen banding at upper portion and a brass ferrule. Lengths from 32.5” to 36.25”. 400/600

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THREE CANES WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLES Third Quarter of the 19th Century All with flattened ball handles and hardwood shafts. One with brass ferrule. Other ferrules missing. Lengths from 30.25” to 33”. 350/500

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FOUR CANES WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLES Third Quarter of the 19th Century Handle shapes vary. All with hardwood shafts. One with whalebone ferrule. Other ferrules missing. Lengths from 31” to 35.25”. 400/600

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LOT OF CANES AND CANE PARTS Mid-19th Century Seven total pieces including two whalebone shafts, a broken whalebone shaft and four canes with whale ivory mounts. Lengths from 25” to 35.25”. 300/500

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WHALEMAN-MADE CANE 19th Century Whalebone handle in the form a faceted die with inset exotic wood pips. Ebonized shaft with whale ivory and ebony banding at upper portion. Nickel-plated ferrule. Length 38.25”. 500/1,000

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TWO SHARK VERTEBRAE CANES 19th Century One with crook handle with ebony cap. Other with ebony knob handle. Both with baleen spacers and ferrules. Lengths 34.5” and 29”. 200/300

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BOXED SCRIMSHAW “SPELLING ALPHABET” 19th Century Probably commercially produced in London. Mahogany box with inset whalebone plaque marked “Spelling Alphabet” on beveled sliding top. Contains whalebone tiles with an uppercase letter on one face and the corresponding lowercase letter on the opposite face. Includes four tiles for each vowel, two tiles for letters B, C, Q and S, and three tiles for each other letter in the alphabet. Also includes a tile for numerals 0 through 9. Box height 1.5”. Length 4.125”. Width 2.625”. Tiles approx. .68” x .5”. 800/1,200 A similar example is illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 240.

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CASED ALPHABET SET 19th Century Probably commercially produced in London. Cylindrical ivory or bone tube with lift-off lid decorated with two concentric incised lines surrounding an engraved “ABC” entwined with a floral sprig. Includes a whalebone disk for each letter of the alphabet; each disk engraved with a black uppercase letter on one face. Case height 3.25”. Diameter 1.44”. 1,000/1,400 This piece, particularly the engraved design on the lid, is similar to an example illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 240. Another similar example, possibly the same piece illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen, was part of the Schmitt Collection sold at Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 19-20, 2018, Lot #123.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE HEART-SHAPED PIN New York, Circa 1860 Purportedly made for Sarah Dykeman. Depicts a red “SD” over a red, white and blue Liberty shield. Approx. 1” x 1”. 250/350

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY COAT RACK Last Half of the 19th Century Three small whale’s teeth mounted to a whalebone plaque. Teeth length from 2.75” to 3.25”. Panbone length 8.75”. 250/350

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SET OF FOURTEEN WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS Last Half of the 19th Century All with matching flattened faceted finials. Lengths 2.5”. 300/500

WALRUS IVORY FISH CLUB WITH PINPOINT SCRIMSHAW INSCRIPTION 18th Century Inscribed “Isaac Chapman Born in Salem In New England The year 1735 January the 27” and “Of Beverly”. Text interspersed with pinpoint diamonds. Length 10.5”. 1,000/2,000

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Per Dr. Stuart M. Frank of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, this piece is believed to have been made by John H. Dykeman, Jr. (1858-1914) for his aunt Sarah Dykeman of New York.

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SAILOR-MADE STRAIGHT EDGE WITH INLAY AND POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DECORATION 19th Century Mahogany rule with whale ivory caps at each end and assorted whale ivory, silver and exotic wood inlay in varied geometric, foliate and architectural designs. Caps engraved with a serrated border. At center, a monument-form whale ivory and dark wood inlay is engraved with black and red geometric designs surrounding “JCN”. Other inlay includes engraved globe-topped columns, square whale ivory panels engraved with red and black foliate designs, whale ivory columns engraved with red and black geometric designs, and hex signs made from various exotic woods and whale ivory. Length 17.25”. 1,500/2,500

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Dr. Stuart M. Frank of the New Bedford Whaling Museum indicates this piece was made by Charles H. Clark (1809-1870), a “sometime whaleman in his youth and a carpenter by trade”, for Lydia M. Coffin Clark, the first of his four wives.

CAMPHORWOOD, WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY TRUNK WITH NANTUCKET PROVENANCE 19th Century Lift-top trunk with a whale ivory diamond-form escutcheon at front and whalebone and whale ivory loose ring handles at sides. Inscribed in ink on underside “Lydia Clark Nantucket”. Height 11.75”. Width 25.75”. Depth 12.25”. 800/1,200

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The MaccorMick ScriMShaw collecTion

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Alexander M.C. MacCormick’s love of the ocean and of sailing began when he was growing up in Sydney, Australia. After emigrating to the United States at age 18, he spent some summers in the former whaling port of Westport Harbour, Massachusetts, where his interest in scrimshaw began. He began collecting in earnest in 1960, as can be seen in the meticulous records he kept (see previous page). His first purchases were made in the New Bedford area, but he also acquired pieces in Hyannis, Nantucket, San Francisco and London. Alex, born in 1930, was the grandson of Sir Alexander MacCormick, a highly regarded yachtsman and surgeon who served in the Boer and First World Wars. He spent much of his career as a director of SI Group, Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemicals, Inc.), a multinational chemical conglomerate started by his grandfather Howard Wright in 1906. He was also an avid sailor and croquet and tennis player. He passed away following a long battle with prostate cancer in 2014.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Dated 1838 Engraved on edge “At Sea Aug 26 1838 Lat 26 Long 51”. Both sides depict portraits of ships below a proscenium arch. Obverse depicts the bark “Lark of Philad” at sea, and the reverse depicts the topsail schooner “Dolphin” off a coastal lighthouse and flying a large American flag off the stern. Beautiful dark age patina. Length 4.75”. 7,000/10,000 Provenance: Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, January 26, 2005.

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PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH Mid-19th Century One tooth depicts a whaling scene with distant whaleship and two whaleboats, one of which is being stoved by a large spouting whale, sending whalemen and implements into the air. Other tooth depicts a brig with a British ensign flying off the stern and four whaleboats on davits. Lengths 6”. 4,000/6,000 Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London, August 18, 1966.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a brig at sea flying a large British ensign with red field and Union Jack in canton. Reverse depicts a whaling scene of two whaleboats attacking a sperm whale whose tail is visible. Six figures are visible in each boat, including helmsmen, rowers and harpooners. Length 5.25”. 2,500/3,500 Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London, May 6, 1970.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a three-masted ship flying a large red, white and blue American flag off the stern and a long red and blue pennant from the center mast. Reverse depicts a man wearing a tam-o’-shanter riding horseback with a red saddle blanket. Length 5.5”. 2,500/3,500

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts a finely rendered portrait of a three-masted ship under full sail, flying a long pennant from the central mast and with waves lapping against the hull. Deeply carved gunports. Length 6.25”. 2,000/3,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts two views of the same brig flying an American flag off the stern, a long pennant off the aft mast and an ensign off the foremast. In one view the ship’s sails are furled and in the other the sails are out. Unusual rope-like depiction of the water. Length 4.5”. 1,500/2,000

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RARE WHALE IVORY SNATCH BLOCK 19th Century Retains much of the shape of the tooth it was carved from. Length 4.25”. Width 1”. 1,000/1,500

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CARVED WHALEBONE BLOCK 19th Century Wonderful patina and verdigris commensurate with age and use. Length 3.75”. Width .875”. 400/600

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CARVED WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK 19th Century Length 2.75”. Width 1.25”. 300/400 Provenance: Karl F. Wede, Inc., Saugerties, New York, January 30, 1971.

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WHALEBONE SERVING MALLET Nice patina. Length 6.125”.

19th Century 500/800

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“SUSAN’S TOOTH” SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH BY FREDERICK MYRICK Dated 1829 Titled on edge “Ship Susan of Nantucket”. Obverse depicts “The Susan on the coast of Japan”, titled in banner above a scene of the whaleship trying down with three whaleboats off her bow. To the right above the ship is a foliate arch surrounding a spread-wing eagle grasping an “E. Pluribus Unum” banner in its beak, arrows and laurel leaves in its talons and with an American shield at its breast. Reverse depicts “The Susan on her homeward bound passage”, titled in banner above a scene of the whaleship with a coastal lighthouse and building off her bow. Band inscribed “Engraved by Fredk Myrick on board of the ship Susan September the 2nd 1829” wraps around the circumference of the tip. Tip engraved with an anchor on the obverse and crossed American flags on the reverse. A foliate vine encircles the base. Length 7”. 70,000/100,000 Includes a letter of authenticity issued by the New Bedford Whaling Museum signed by Stuart M. Frank and dated October 31, 2002. This tooth does not appear in the Frederick Myrick Catalogue Raisonné, as it was unknown to the editors at that time, but it will be added to the addenda. Provenance: Nina Hellman Marine Antiques, Nantucket, and Paul Madden Antiques, Sandwich, Massachusetts, December 2, 2002. Receipt indicates the piece was previously in the collection of Miles M. McClelland and Eugene Frehill, and was sold at Wechsler’s Auction Gallery, Washington, D.C., in the 1960s.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts a distant view of a brig at sail. Fitted with a metal collar at base. Length 6.25”. Includes wooden stand. 2,000/3,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a three-masted ship under sail in wavy seas. Reverse depicts a stern view of a ship running before the wind. On both sides there are deeply carved elements, particularly the gunports and the stern windows. Length 6”. 3,000/4,000 94, obverse and reverse

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH BY THE BRITANNIA ENGRAVER First Half of the 19th Century Titled on edge “Elizabeth of London”. Obverse depicts a whaling scene with whaleship, three whaleboats and four whales, some spouting red, colored with sealing wax. Ship is flying an agent’s flag with central red dot. Reverse depicts a detailed scene of the whaleship cutting in, including the whale carcass pulled alongside the hull of the ship and a manned whaleboat off the stern. The ship is flying a British naval ensign with red highlights, and some of the blubber and water surrounding the ship is colored red. Both sides of the tooth exhibit deeply carved hulls and whales and a unique geometric depiction of waves, all characteristic of the Britannia Engraver. Length 4.75”. 20,000/30,000 Provenance: Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, May 13, 2002.

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER 19th Century Handle with half-moon finial. Nice patina. Length 5.375”. 400/600

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CARVED WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER 19th Century Tapered polyhedral handle with faceted terminal. Length 5.25”. 400/600

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER 19th Century Handle with disk-form terminal. Length 4.25”. 400/500

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THREE CARVED WHALEBONE UTILITARIAN ITEMS 19th Century Two bodkins and a clothespin. One bodkin with bird-form shaft and incised geometric bands, length 4”. Other bodkin with pineapple carving at upper half of shaft, length 4.5”. Clothespin with two incised lines, length 3”. 200/300 Provenance: Mrs. Clark’s Shop Antiques, Little Compton, Rhode Island, August 2, 1965.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century A red and green border comprised of a floral vine, a diamond design and solid panels surrounds images of a urn of red flowers, a still life of a book, a horn, a harp and foliate branches, two doves carrying a floral wreath, two hearts nestled in foliage, two doves perched on a birdbath, sprigs of red flowers, and the verse “She would sit and weep At what a Sailor suffers”. Verse, a line from William Cowper’s “The Task”, is engraved in Gothic lettering and is backed by an arrow and surrounded by arabesque scrolls. Length 12.25”. 1,800/2,500

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WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century Elegantly curved snake with inset eyes. Square shaft supports a fluted whalebone wheel and has a band of baleen at joint between shaft and snake. Nice deep patina. Length 7.75”. 8,000/12,000 A similar example, probably by the same hand, is illustrated in 102. WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Bird-form handle, four-tine fork and bird-form wheel Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), fig. 10.38. support all carved from a single piece of ivory. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Excellent even patina. Length 6”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Mrs. Clark’s Shop Antiques, Little Compton, Rhode Island, Provenance: August 2, 1965. Mrs. Clark’s Shop Antiques, Little Compton, Rhode Island, August 2, 1965.

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EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH HINGED FORK Mid-19th Century Four-sided handle with ogee moldings, four central columns and an openwork portion with a pierced circle design on each face. Additional pierced designs on shaft near mounts for fork and wheel. Carved hanging loop at top of shaft is hinged, and depressing it extends a three-tined crimping fork. Wheel with pierced heart and tulip design and a Greek key-style tread. Pins to attach wheel and hanging loop have shell caps. Overall length with fork extended 7.25”. 8,000/12,000 A similar example by the same hand was in the Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection sold at Eldred’s Fall Americana Auction, November 16-18, 2017, Lot #18.

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ARTICULATED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL Mid-19th Century Double handle with heart, diamond and cross design. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Deep rich patina. Length 7.75”. 3,000/4,000 A similar example of this popular form is illustrated in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), fig. 10.27.

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CARVED WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Made in two parts that are pinned together to support a fluted wheel. End opposite wheel carved in the form of a dog’s head with finely rendered details and applied glass eyes. Shaft with relief leaf carvings. Length 5”. 2,000/3,000

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WHALEMAN-MADE JAGGING WHEEL Mid-19th Century Carved whale ivory handle with animalistic wheel mount, pierced heart, diamond and butterfly design, and shell spacers. Handle’s whale ivory components made in two parts that are pinned together with whale ivory pins. Wheel also attached with a whale ivory pin. Whalebone wheel with pierced teardrop design and grooved tread. Length 7”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEMAN-MADE JAGGING WHEEL Mid-19th Century Curved handle with whale ivory ends, ebony bands and central island wood portion. Both sides of handle with central diamond-shaped mother-of-pearl inlay. Whale ivory loose ring hanging loop at end of handle opposite fluted whale ivory wheel. Pearling throughout whale ivory components. Length with hanging loop extended 8.5”. 800/1,200

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WHALEMAN-MADE PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Unusual tapered ebony handle with whale ivory banding and whale ivory end. Whalebone mounts support a fluted ebony wheel. Length 7.5”. 500/1,000

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CARVED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Second Half of the 19th Century Simplistic handle with raised fleur-de-lis. Fluted wheel. Length 7”. 500/700

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WHALEMAN-MADE WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle with two island wood bands at center. Crimping fork and fluted wheel at one end of handle. Length 6”. 500/800

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a large brig entering a harbor with a curving tropical coastline. A large American flag flies off the stern of the vessel and several figures are visible on deck, one holding a spyglass and one who appears to be pulling in the sails as the ship readies to drop anchor. Two of the figures have black faces, exemplifying the diversity of the ship’s crew. The flag’s canton, the ocean and the dense landscape are colored blue. Reverse with a beautifully executed full-length portrait of a woman with pinpoint outline. Her face is turned away from the viewer and she holds a letter in her outstretched right hand. Her elaborate dress is accented with flower blossoms at the bust, sleeves and down the length of her skirt, and she has flowers in her hair. The flowers and the crosshatch design at the hem of her dress are colored red and green. Both sides with some deeply engraved elements including palm tree fronds on obverse and flowers on the reverse. Length 6.5”. 10,000/15,000 Provenance: Consigned by a descendant of Cyrus Munroe (1791-1872), who, according to Dr. Stuart M. Frank of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, was born in Halifax, Massachusetts and served in the War of 1812. Munroe also spelled Munro or Monroe.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts an American-flagged whaleship with nine whales off her bow. Reverse depicts numerous views of whaleboats and whales, including one waifed whale. Lower edge depicts a large sperm whale. Length 7.75”. 1,600/2,400

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Domestic scenes on both sides. Obverse depicts an interior view of a woman seated in a chair and reading the Bible, a dog at the feet of a young woman seated on a stool and holding a parrot in her right hand, and a baby crawling on the floor and holding a banner. Scene is abundantly detailed with furnishings and decor. Reverse depicts a pastoral scene of a woman in a cloak, a dog looking on as a young boy and girl read a book beneath a tree, and a distant building. Length 7.5”. 1,200/1,800

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Lot 117 is believed to be the hand of William H. Bunker of Nantucket. According to Dr. Stuart M. Frank of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Nantucket whalemen helped establish a short-lived whale fishery in Hudson, New York, the home port of the George Clinton. The ship sailed from Hudson in 1834 and was lost off the New Jersey coast as it was homeward bound in January 1838. It appears all hands and scrimshaw were saved from the wreck.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts an officer on horseback above a starboard view of a three-masted ship flying numerous flags from its masts and an American flag off the stern. Reverse depicts a rope-framed scene of a woman seated in a chair and holding a small child in her lap. Scrolling design below scene along base of tooth. Length 5.25”. 700/1,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Rectangular panel depicts a battle scene with soldiers bearing rifles and bayonets disembarking from rowboats to charge a fort at upper left. The fort is firing a cannon back at the soldiers and figures on the ramparts are taking aim at the soldiers. Probably based on a woodcut illustration. Nice patina. Length 7.5”. 1,200/1,800

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a band of stars over a perched spread-wing eagle clutching arrows in its talons. Below eagle is a scene of an American-flagged ship at sea and another sailing vessel off her bow, all contained within a thin proscenium arch. Reverse depicts a seated young lady and a dog below a banner inscribed “Ship Geo. Clinton”. Length 6.5”. 1,500/2,500

118.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Both sides with whaling scenes. Obverse depicts an American-flagged whaleship, three whaleboats in the water and a large sperm whale. Two of the whaleboats are under sail and two are positioned so that the crew members are visible, including harpooners poised with harpoons at the bow of the boats. Reverse depicts a harpooned whale, a whaleboat with six crew members and a bow view of a distant whaleship. Red ink used to color blood at the whale’s blowhole and around where the two harpoons have entered the whale’s side. Faint image of a whale’s tail and a harpoon on one edge. Length 5.5”. 1,200/1,800

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Last Quarter of the 19th Century Depicts a highly detailed farming scene of multiple figures surrounding a pig tied to a post. Captioned below scene “Great cry and little wool.” Length 7.5”. 600/900

118, obverse and reverse

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119.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH 19th Century Depicts a well-detailed half-length portrait of an attractive woman with curled hair. Length 6.5”. 800/1,200

119

120.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Second Quarter of the 19th Century Obverse depicts an American eagle with shield and an “E. Pluribus Unum” banner, all executed in reds and blues. Eagle and shield flanked by flags, a drum, a cannon and cannonballs. Flag staffs with harpoon tips. Reverse depicts two three-masted American warships facing each other. Length 7.25”. 3,000/4,000 The Kobacker Collection.

120, obverse and reverse

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121.

CANE WITH CARVED WALRUS IVORY HANDLE 19th Century Handle carved in the form of a polar bear bent over at the waist and with inset wood eyes. Collar comprised of ebony and walrus ivory bands. Fruitwood shaft fitted with whalebone ferrule. Length 36.25”. 3,000/4,000

122.

EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED WHALEMAN-MADE CANE 19th Century Whale ivory knob handle with delicate relief floral and foliate carving surrounding a vacant cartouche. Large flower blossom at top of handle and a band of acanthus leaves around circumference of stem. Elongated ebony and ivory collar with a thin fruitwood band and a relief-carved snake whose head and body wraps continuously around the circumference of both the wood and ivory components. Fruitwood shaft with sawtooth ebony inlay at upper portion and a thin whale ivory band. Whalebone ferrule. Length 36”. 3,500/4,000

123.

WHALE IVORY, BALEEN AND WHALEBONE CANE 19th Century Crook handle made from three segments of whale ivory with baleen banding. Whalebone shaft fitted with metal ferrule. Length 33.5”. 1,500/2,000 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection. (Retains collection label on shaft.)

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122

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124.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts the sailor’s return. Obverse with an Americanflagged ship approaching shore, with a potted plant and an architectural element in the foreground. Reverse with a beautiful woman raising her right arm in greeting. She is wearing a feathered hat, a long skirt and a dress with tiers of ruffles at the hem. Exhibits exquisite details and clever use of the naturally occurring indentations of the tooth to create shadow and depth to the woman’s outfit. Rich patina. Length 6”. 3,500/5,000

125.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH First Half of the 19th Century Obverse depicts a small but very finely rendered portrait of the warship “Lexington” flying an American flag off the stern. Reverse titled “Balsa of Peru” depicts a man paddling a double-pontoon canoe, known as a balsa, built from totora reeds that grow throughout South America. Title in script lettering that differs from other inscriptions on tooth. Tooth further inscribed “Lima Callao Mazatlan” on one edge, “Valparaiso” and “Joboga[?]” on other edge, and “Van Rensslaer Parlier Sherburne Wildon [?]” near tip. Length 4.5”. 2,000/3,000

126.

RARE PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAY 19th Century Both depict slender trees with engraved trunks, branches and leaves and inlaid mother-of-pearl blossoms. Lengths 4.75”. 4,000/6,000

124, obverse and reverse

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The ship depicted on this tooth is believed to be the U.S.S. Lexington, a U.S. Navy sloop commissioned in 1826 under the command of William B. Shubrick. Her service included protecting fishing vessels off Labrador and returning the body of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry after he died aboard ship in the Caribbean. Under the command of Benjamin W. Booth she cruised the Mediterranean from 1827 until 1830, and then was decommissioned when she returned to Virginia. She was recommissioned less than a year later under the command of Silas Duncan and served with the Brazil Squadron until 1836, notably raiding Luis Vernet’s settlement in the Falkland Islands, where three American ships had been captured. The Lexington took seven prisoners aboard, all of whom were charged with piracy. In later years she protected American commerce on the Pacific Coast, served as a store ship, sailed back to the Mediterranean, then served in the war with Mexico in 1846. Toward the end of her career she was part of Matthew C. Perry’s expedition to Japan in 1853. She was decommissioned in 1855 and sold in 1860. According to the consignor, the tooth descended in the Turner family, from which a member served aboard the ship.

127, obverse, edge and reverse

126, pair

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127

127.

WHISK BROOM WITH WHALEBONE HANDLE 19th Century Baluster-form handle with incised and relief-carved rings. Overall length approx. 8.5”. 500/700

128.

WHALEBONE FID 19th Century With flattened knob terminal and a pierced hole at top of shaft. Length 9”. 300/500

129.

SCREWDRIVER AND AWL WITH WHALEBONE HANDLES 19th Century Both handles in baluster form with incised bands. Lengths 6” and 9”. 300/400 Provenance: The Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection. Eldred’s Spring Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art Auction, April 6-8, 2018, Lot #1057.

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128

130.

SHELL AND WHALEBONE SPOON 19th Century Whalebone handle with modified pineapple-form terminal and medial pineapple carving flanked by incised bands. Shell bowl affixed to handle with metal pins. Length 10”. 250/350

131.

WHALEMAN-MADE FID 19th Century Whalebone shaft with mother-of-pearl panels wrapped around the circumference near the metal mushroom-form handle. Length 4.75”. 200/250

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129, above and below

130

131

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132.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSK Mid-19th Century Obverse with five vignettes: a monument with four red, white and blue American flags, a full-length portrait of a woman holding flowers and wearing a bonnet and long dress, a large building with courtyard and turrets, a large building with spire, and a portrait of a brig. Reverse also with five vignettes: a sprig of flowers, two children in elaborate dress, a New England house beside a willow tree, a palace, believed to be Buckingham Palace, and a threemasted full-rigged ship. Many images highlighted with red dots or trim. Length 16.75”. 3,000/5,000

132, obverse and reverse

133.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSK Third Quarter of the 19th Century Obverse depicts two children, a woman praying, and a young man and woman in conversation. Reverse depicts a young woman holding an umbrella and a woman seated at a telegraph station. Length 20.75”. Includes contemporary stand. 1,500/2,000

134.

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PAIR OF LARGE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS Mid-19th Century Depict an eagle, a family, flowers, a soldier standing beside a horse, a three-masted ship, sheep, a dog, a military figure on horseback, a snake, women in Victorian dress, a man holding a wineglass, a man and woman, Napoleon, the female pirate Alwilda, an American-flagged ship at anchor with dories coming ashore, and an island scene with natives. Lengths 26”. Include contemporary stand. 10,000/15,000

133, obverse and reverse

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134, obverse and reverse of pair

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135.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSK Second Half of the 19th Century Obverse depicts a sprig of flowers, a heart, a geometric band, a potted plant, a hex sign, an American-flagged whaleship, an oval cartouche inscribed “Walrus Tusk”, and a topsail schooner. Reverse depicts flowers, a schooner and sloop flying American flags, a hex sign and a palm tree. A band of flowers encircles base. Length 24.5”. Includes contemporary stand. 6,000/9,000

135, obverse and reverse

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136, obverse and reverse, with detail of tip below

136.

SCRIMSHAW ELEPHANT TUSK Mid-19th Century Tip engraved to resemble a wooly mythological creature, possibly a goat or mammoth. A sunburst and foliate band as well as a foliate garland containing “Edward J. Rutter” encircles tusk near tip. Two additional foliate bands encircle tusk at midpoints, and a sunburst band encircles the base. The remainder is abundantly engraved with varying images including an eagle grasping an American shield in its beak, a huntress, probably Diana, with stag, flower blossoms, three intersecting fish, probably symbolizing the Holy Trinity, a full-length portrait of Hope leaning against an anchor, a full-length portrait of a sailor presenting a pineapple to his lady, and a three-masted ship at sea flying a long pennant from the center mast and an American flag off the stern. Length 19.5”. 800/1,400

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137, obverse and reverse

137.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH BY C.G. TOUSEY Mid-19th Century Obverse titled “River Silwund in Persia” is signed lower right “C.G. Tousey”. Depicts a bridge over a river with palm trees and domed and other buildings on both shores and a rowboat and sailing vessel in the foreground. Image is similar to an illustration in The People’s Magazine published in 1834. The River Silwund is said to have flowed through the city of Khan-e-Keen, believed to be in what is now eastern Iraq. Reverse titled “Virginia Water” depicts the lake in Virginia Water, England, with the Chinese Fishing Temple on the far shore, two fishermen in a rowboat at right and a large three-masted sailing vessel at left, believed to be the ship built by the Royal Family, who frequented the lake. Pique border along lower edge of scene. Both sides exhibit skillful workmanship and the reflections of the bridge and the fishing temple in the water are particularly well executed. Length 6.25”. 8,000/12,000 A signed tooth by C.G. Tousey, depicting a differing scene of “Virginia Water” was sold at Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 19-20, 2018, Lot #148. Another signed tooth by Tousey, depicting Middle Eastern/Central Asian images, was part of the Kobacker Scrimshaw Collection and was sold at Eldred’s Fall Americana Auction, November 16-18, 2017, Lot #47.

According to the Biographical Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists by Stuart M. Frank (2018), Charles G. Tousey was born in Burlington, Vermont, but grew up primarily in Newtown, Connecticut. He was issued a Seaman’s Protection paper in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1836, at age 28, and his whaling voyages, currently unidentified, were probably in Rhode Island ships. Later on, he worked as a saddler in Connecticut and had six children. He died in 1880.

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138.

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH Mid-19th Century One depicts Lady Liberty and the other depicts Lady Justice. Both are seated on a plinth. Lady Liberty holds a staff topped with a “Liberty” cap in her left hand and a red, white and blue American shield in her right hand. Her dress has stars on the arms and a red, white and blue American flag is draped from her shoulder, across her bodice and down her skirt. Lady Justice holds a balance scale in her right hand and a sword against her arm in her left hand. She is wearing a crown of laurel leaves and a long robe. The bodice of her dress is colored blue and red. Lengths 5”. 3,500/5,000 A similar pair, possibly by the same hand, is illustrated in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine, 2012), fig. 7.26. Similar depictions of Lady Liberty can be seen in fig. 7.28.

138, pair

139.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Last Quarter of the 19th Century Obverse depicts Liberty seated on a rock and holding an American flag with an anchor at her side and a ship in the distance. Reverse with pinpoint figure of a sailor holding an oar. Length 6.25”. 500/800

139, obverse and reverse

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141, two

142 140, obverse and reverse

140.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Obverse with a Last Quarter of the 19th Century scrimshaw bust portrait of a woman with red and green flowers in her hair and on her dress. Reverse with First Half of the 20th Century engraving of a whaleship at sea, flying an “M” flag from the center mast and with a whaleboat on davits. Length 6”. 500/800

141.

TWO TURNED WHALE IVORY EGG CUPS 19th Century Heights 3.75”. 300/500

142.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH 19th Century Titled “Vulcan” below a scene of the god of fire dressed in a red loincloth standing at an anvil, probably making a weapon. He has a hammer raised above his head and has a shield and helmet at his feet. Length 4.5”. 300/500

143.

EIGHT WHALEBONE UTENSILS Last Half of the 19th Century Five knives and three spoons. Lengths from 4.5” to 9.25”. 300/400

144.

THREE BRANDY DIPPERS 19th Century Two in whalebone and one with whalebone handle and fruitwood bowl. Probably whaleman-made. Lengths from 3.75” to 6.75”. 500/800

145.

A RESTORER’S DREAM LOT 19th Century Consists of fifteen whale ivory parts, many from swifts and pie crimpers. Lengths from .5” to 4.25”. 500/1,000

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146, obverse and reverse

146.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH BY THE BANKNOTE ENGRAVER Mid-19th Century Obverse with an oval foliate design surrounding a threequarter-length portrait of a young man wearing a black jacket. Reverse depicts a long-stemmed rose. Differing geometric borders encircle tip and base. Length 6”. 1,500/2,500

147, obverse and reverse

147.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts Hope standing with an anchor at her left side and holding a caduceus in her right hand, with an exquisitely executed swag and foliate garland above her head. Reverse depicts an arch over a memorial with a heart and “In. Memory”. Length 6”. 700/1,000

148, obverse and reverse

149, obverse and reverse

148.

149. SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Late 19th Century POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Obverse depicts an eagle on the back of a lion. Edge and Last Half of the 19th Century reverse depict another eagle in flight. A vine of bellflowers Obverse with two vignettes. The upper vignette depicts a wraps around the tooth. Illegible signature near base of rondel with eagle at center, the head of Lady Liberty and a obverse. Length 6”. 500/800 Phrygian cap-topped staff at top, and draped American flags at sides. Lower vignette depicts a seated Lady Liberty with a shield on her right and an eagle perched on a rock on her left. Reverse depicts a five-pointed star, two hearts pierced by an arrow and an eagle clutching a quiver of arrows. Length 6.5”. 600/800 69 see photos of all lots and view condition reports at www.eldreds.com


150.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse with scene of a three-masted sailing ship at sea. Scene is framed within a foliate arch with a shield and two American flags at top. Reverse with scene of a Scotsman in a landscape with tree and structure. The traditionally attired Scotsman is dressed in a checkered hat and tunic and holds a shield and sword. Scene is framed within a pique banner with a thistle at top. Jagged sawtooth banner encircles base. Length 5.75”. 3,000/5,000

151.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Second Half of the 19th Century Obverse with bust portrait of a young woman wearing a red necklace and with red flowers and green leaves in her hair. Above the portrait is a red, green and black swag design with central floral element. Reverse with half-length portrait of a seated young woman with her right arm resting on a pillow and her left hand in her lap. She has a red flower in her hair and has red flowers on the bodice of her dress. Inscribed “Kate Hares” in banner below portrait. Length 7.5”. 1,000/1,500

152.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse with a half-length portrait of a woman holding a book. Reverse with three vignettes: a half-length portrait of a woman, a man seated on an Empire sofa and a lion attacking a snake. Length 5.5”. 1,000/1,500

150, obverse and reverse

152, obverse and reverse

151, obverse and reverse

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153.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Titled the “Young Wife” in a banner at base. Depicts a woman holding a child in a landscape. Geometric design below banner. Length 6”. 500/800

154.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts a full-length portrait of a woman flanked by foliate vines. Length 4.75”. 300/500

155.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a five-pointed star, a spread-wing eagle grasping a ribbon in its beak, and a brig at sea. Reverse depicts an urn of flowers, a foliate garland, and a rectangular bust portrait of a woman framed by drapery. Length 4.75”. 1,000/1,500

156.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a seated Lady Liberty holding an American shield by her left side and a staff topped with a cap marked “Liberty” in her right hand. She is wearing a crown with a star design and a cape held at her collar with a star-shaped pin. The monument on which she rests has star and foliate designs, and a small open book is visible next to the monument below the shield. Reverse with a half-length portrait of an attractive woman wearing a hat, a beaded necklace and a riding costume and holding a crop in her right hand. Length 4”. 800/1,200

153

156, obverse and reverse

155, obverse and reverse

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157

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157.

WHALEMAN-MADE SINGLE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Whalebone shaft and stays. Turned whale ivory yarn cup and adjustment slide, both with deep blue and red incised lines. Exquisitely carved whale ivory clamp in the form of a clenched fist, with a circular mother-of-pearl inset at top and a carved cuff at wrist. Whalebone post threaded specifically for this clamp, identifying it as the original. Height 24”. Cage diameter 18”. Includes stand. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: West Sea Co., August 26, 1989, Lot #54.

158

158.

FINE WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY DOUBLE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Whalebone shaft with turned and incised whale ivory yarn cup, collars, adjustment knob and clamp. Both adjustment knob and clamp with threaded screws. Swift cage stays with incised exterior moldings. Height 15.75”. Cage diameter 15.5”. 2,000/3,000

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159.

WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT Mid-19th Century Beautifully carved whale ivory basket-form pincushion at top of whalebone shaft. Whalebone barrel-form adjustment collar and clamp, both with incised banding and threaded screws. Whalebone stays. Height 23”. Cage diameter 21”. Includes contemporary painted wooden stand. 1,500/2,000

160.

WHALEMAN-MADE SINGLE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Turned whale ivory yarn cup and clamp with incised red bands. Whalebone shaft. Swift cage with whalebone stays. Height 23.75”. Cage diameter 20”. Includes stand. 1,500/2,500

159, with detail at right

160

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161.

WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT Mid-19th Century Clamp in the form of a clenched fist and sleeve cuff. Exceptionally detailed fist, particularly in the area of the fingers. Octagonal shell plaque marked “AHC” mounted to clamp. Shaft with a yarn cup at top and an acorn drop below fist. Red sealing wax banding used throughout. Height 19.5”. Cage diameter 9”. 3,000/5,000 The Kobacker Collection.

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162.

INLAID KNIFE AND SHEATH FROM THE FARROE ISLANDS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Ebony knife handle and sheath with metal and bone inlay in geometric and whale hunting designs. Handle with two metal whale-form inlay. Sheath with a metal boat-form inlay flanked by metal inlay in the shapes of various implements. Blade marked “P. Arge Thorshavn”. Length of knife in sheath 8.5”. 400/600

162

163.

WHALEMAN-MADE INLAID CRIBBAGE BOARD Mid-19th Century Fruitwood board with inlaid whale ivory track and mother-of-pearl floral vine. Raised on four carved whale ivory feet. Retains four carved whale ivory pegs. Underside of board with covered compartment for peg storage. Height 1.25”. Length 11.5”. Width 3.5”. 800/1,000 Provenance: J. Wells Henderson.

164.

CARVED BONE MODEL OF A PERPETUAL MOTOR, POSSIBLY WHALEMAN-MADE 19th Century Steam compression reservoir drives several arms that attach to a rod that turns a wheel. Bone plaque engraved “Perpetual Motion” affixed to wooden base. Includes glass case. Overall height 8.5”. Width 16”. Depth 9”. 2,000/3,000 163 The Kobacker Collection.

164

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165.

TILT-TOP CANDLESTAND WITH WHALEBONE INLAY Mid-19th Century In dense Cuban mahogany. Oval top with central whalebone pique inlay “HW” flanking a larger diamond design. Ebony and fruitwood line inlay around the perimeter. Baluster-turned pedestal raised on three spider legs. Retains label on underside of top with handwritten inscription indicating the table was part of the dowry Hope White brought when she married Dr. James H. Handy. Height when tipped 43”. Height for use as a table 27.5”. Top 26.25” x 18”. 4,000/6,000 The structure of this table is identical to an example illustrated in Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850 by Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan and Jack O’Brien, p. 162.

166.

CARVED WHALE IVORY PARASOL HANDLE 19th Century End in the form of a clenched fist holding a ring. Shaft with open rings where there was once ebony or baleen banding. Length 13”. 500/700

167.

TWO WHALEBONE RULERS 19th Century Together with an adjustable whalebone square, length 13.5”. Both rulers with inch markings. Lengths 12”. 250/350

168.

CARVED AND POLYCHROME WHALEBONE DAGGER Last Quarter of the 19th Century One side of handle with a relief-carved shield and two recessed stars colored with red sealing wax. Other side with a relief-carved flower blossom. Length 7.25”. 250/350

165

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169.

PAIR OF EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCKS 19th Century With iron eyes, swivel hooks and pins, and canvas-covered ropework. Length of whalebone cheeks 6.75”. Overall lengths 16” and 19.5”. 8,000/12,000 Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection.

169, pair

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170.

WHALEBONE MODIFIED DEADEYE Mid-19th Century Whaleman-made. 3” x 2.5”. 150/250

171.

THREE UTILITARIAN ITEMS 19th Century A whaleman-made hardwood cask measure with whalebone ends, a nickel and whalebone folding rule stamped “E.M. Chapin”, and a pair of ebony parallels. Lengths from 6.5” to 36”. 300/400 According to the Biographical Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists by Stuart M. Frank (2018) and the Wooden Clamp Journal, Edward M. Chapin worked at the wooden plane and ruler manufacturer started by his father in Pine Meadow, Connecticut in 1826. Edward became superintendent in 1851 and the company moved to Riverton in 1864, doing business as H. Chapin & Sons, H. Chapin’s Sons and H. Chapin’s Son.

172.

WHALEBONE LETTER OPENER AND NETTING NEEDLE 19th Century Letter opener with whalebone blade and collar, and turned exotic wood handle. Length 9”. Netting needle entirely whalebone. Length 11.5”. 180/250

173.

FOUR WHALEBONE ITEMS 19th Century Two whistles, a pie crimper and a fish lure. Lengths from 2.5” to 7”. 200/300

174.

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts an arch of stars, a foliate design, a key suspending two hearts backed by arrows, crossing British and American flags, a three-masted ship at sail, a building with twin clock towers, a ship running before the wind off a lighthouse, and a potted flowering plant. Images are separated by narrow bands, one in a serrated design, two in a crosshatch design, one in a harlequin design and two vacant. Five lower images are flanked by a barber’s-pole border. Lower edge of busk with rounded cut corners. Length 13”. 1,200/1,800

175.

174

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts a building flanked by two trees, a woman riding horseback sidesaddle, a mother holding her child’s hand, an urn of leafy branches and a laurel wreath. A vine border flanks and separates the images. Length 12.5”. 1,200/1,500

175

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176

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177

176.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Top of busk carved as a proscenium arch. Depicts a pot of red flowers, a full-length portrait of a man holding a sword at his side while standing beside a tree, “M + P” within a swagged cartouche, and two images of flowering plants. Images divided by bands of foliate tendrils. Double-line border along sides, and a crosshatch design at bottom. Length 12.75”. 500/1,000

177.

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts a star, a tall vase of flowers, a full-length portrait of a woman holding a rose in her right hand while standing on a checkered floor with a tree behind her left shoulder, and a large rose blossom over a ribband. Some of the images may have Masonic symbolism. Length 15”. 1,000/1,500

178.

* ENGRAVED WHALEBONE BUSK 20th Century Obverse depicts a profile bust portrait of a man, a crest comprised of an eagle, a unicorn, a horse and a vacant banner, a brig flying a long pennant and an American flag, an array of whales, seals and walruses, a monument with urn, and the whaleman’s coat of arms. Images contained within a double line border and are interspersed with assorted star designs. Reverse depicts “Caleb Strong Forever” in a banner above “1814” flanking a globe. Banner flanked by differing hex signs. Images contained within a single line border. Length 9.75”. Per Federal regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 250/350

179.

TWO PIE CRIMPERS Mid-19th Century Both with fluted whalebone wheels. One with whalebone handle, length 5”, and one with wooden handle, length 7.5”. 200/300

180.

TURNED WHALE IVORY CANE HANDLE 19th Century Knob handle with ring turning and incised lines on stem. Length 2.25”. 180/250

181.

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts two circles enclosing stars as well as a basket of flowers, stylized flowers, a fan design, a vacant cartouche with foliate surround, a basket of flowers, and a star enclosing a circle. Length 13.5”. 200/300

182.

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK 19th Century Obverse depicts scenes of birds on vines, “E.B” and a sailing ship. Reverse depicts floral and foliate designs surrounding “Ship Coral” in a cartouche. Length 9.5”. 300/500

183.

RETICULATED PANBONE BASKET Mid-19th Century Constructed of seven arched panels joined with cylindrical staves affixed to a heptagonal base. Each panel with a pierced stylized butterfly design surrounding letters that spell out “Lauretta”, the name of a New Bedford whaleship. Old red ribbon threaded through panels. Height 2”. Diameter 7.75”. 3,500/5,000

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178, obverse at left and reverse above

180

179

183

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184.

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE Mid-19th Century Depicts a three-masted sailing ship at dock. Nicely detailed rigging. 8.5” x 8.25”. 2,500/4,000

184

185.

PAINTED WHALEBONE PLAQUE Late 19th Century Depicts a whaling scene. Housed in a carved whalebone frame. Overall 4” x 6”. 500/1,000

185

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Per Federal regulation, lots marked with an asterisk (*) may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.

186

186.

* UNPOLISHED WHALE’S TOOTH An old label affixed to one face inscribed in ink “From the Whale Ship Henry Morgan of New Bedford 1876 Jaw tooth”. Length 6”. 300/500

187.

* UNENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH Length 8”.

19th Century 800/1,000

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* UNENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH Length 9”.

19th Century 800/1,000

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* UNENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH Length 7”.

19th Century 800/1,000

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* UNENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH Length 7”.

19th Century 800/1,000

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* PAIR OF ENGRAVED WHALE’S TEETH 20th Century By William Perry of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mounted on fine walnut bases made by Albert M. Williams for use as bookends. Teeth depict bow views of the whaling bark Wanderer and the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Both signed within images “WP”. Length of teeth approx. 6”. Bookend heights 7.5”. 2,000/3,000

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William Perry, son of New Bedford whaleman Frank Antone Perry, was born in California in 1894, but the family returned to New Bedford shortly thereafter. He worked briefly as a glass cutter at the Pairpoint factory before spending most of his career doing odd jobs and working as a tattoo artist. His artistic talents were noticed when he was a child and he became interested in scrimshaw in his early 20s. He estimates he engraved more than 1,000 pieces in his lifetime, some of which are in the collections of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Mystic Seaport. Perry frequently collaborated with his friend Albert M. Williams, also of Azorean descent. Williams worked at his family’s large funeral parlor in New Bedford and carved bone and wood items in his spare time. He specialized in carving whales, but he routinely made bases for Perry’s teeth. Source: “A Former Curator Looks at the Preservers of the Scrimshaw Tradition” by Judith N. Lund, published in the July 18, 2000 issue of Antiques and the Arts Weekly.

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* ENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH BY FRANK BARCELOS Contemporary Titled “Resolution 1772”. Depicts the brig at sea. Reverse unpolished. Length 6”. 700/1,000

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* RELIEF-CARVED AND ENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH First Half of the 20th Century Oval cartouche with rope border contains an image of a standing sailor holding a harpoon, with waves, a whale and a bird behind him. Length 6”. 700/1,000 The Kobacker Collection.

Per Federal regulation, lots marked with an asterisk (*) may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.

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* WHALE’S TOOTH CARVED IN THE FORM OF AN EAGLE’S HEAD 20th Century Nicely executed relief carving. Eagle with inset glass eyes. Length 5.75”. 400/600

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* TWO POLYCHROME ENGRAVED WHALE’S TEETH 20th Century One tooth depicts a red and black compass rose on obverse and a three-masted ship at sail below an arch on reverse. Other tooth depicts a three-masted ship at sail under puffy clouds and flying birds. Lengths 3.5” and 4.25”. 200/300

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PAIR OF WHALE IVORY BLOCKS 19th Century One a single block and one a double block. Both with metal pins, strapping and hooks. Length of whale ivory component 2.5”. 900/1,200

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LARGE WHALEBONE FID Circa 1880 Engraved “IMH” near top. Length 17”. 500/800

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WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK Circa 1860 Retains its sailor-made woven leather and rope bridal. Block length 3.5”. Width 2.5”. Bridal length 38”. 600/800

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FOUR SMALL CARVED WHALEBONE FIDS Mid-19th Century With differing carved decoration. One with three incised lines filled with sealing wax. One with knob finial and crosshatch and ring carvings. Lengths from 4.75” to 6”. 250/350

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FOUR CARVED WHALEBONE BODKINS Mid-19th Century All with differing carved decoration and terminal designs. Lengths from 3.75” to 4.75”. 250/350

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EIGHTEEN TURNED WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY BODKINS 19th Century Together with a whalebone thread winder. Bodkins in varied forms. Lengths from 2” to 4.75”. 500/800

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THREE WHALEBONE FIDS 19th Century One in a simplistic form and one with four incised lines near top. Third with inset ebony dots on all four sides of square tapered shaft, which is shaped near top for easy handling and is pierced with a hole for hanging. Lengths from 7.5” to 10”. 500/800

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WHALEBONE FID With two incised lines. Length 11”.

COLLECTION OF SIX MOSTLY UTILITARIAN WHALEBONE AND IVORY ITEMS 19th Century A rolling pin with whale ivory handles and mahogany roller, a whalebone knitting needle, a whalebone knitting needle with whale ivory swan-form end and whale ivory, exotic wood and baleen banding, a whale’s tooth cane handle, an elephant ivory parasol handle with “Louise C. Howland” engraved on side, likely a member of the Howland family of New Bedford, and an elephant ivory African sculpture with relief-carved figures. Lengths from 2” to 16”. 400/600

Mid-19th Century 400/600

FOUR IVORY AND BONE ITEMS 19th Century An elephant ivory soap box, a whale ivory pipe, a whale ivory butter knife and a miniature whalebone dagger. Length of butter knife 6”. 600/900 The Kobacker Collection.

Provenance: David Place.

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205A. SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts an anchor within an olive leaf garland above a banner with “Our Rights” above a spread-wing eagle with an American shield at its breast and arrows and olive branches in its talons. Reverse depicts a sailor standing on a platform and holding an American flag on pole in his left hand and an anchor in his right hand. Scalloped border encircles base. Length 3.75”. Includes contemporary wooden stand. 2,500/3,500

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WHALEBONE MUDDLER AND TWO WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS Mid-19th Century All three items with nice patina and coloration. Muddler length 5.75”. Clothespin lengths 4.5” and 5.5”. 300/400

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CARVED WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Length 6”.

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ENGRAVED POWDER HORN First Half of the 19th Century Made from steer horn. Incredibly detailed engraving of numerous sailing vessels and buildings. Length 12”. 400/600 Provenance: Ryan Cooper, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

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ENGRAVED ANIMAL RIB BONE First Half of the 20th Century Depicts an American eagle with shield and flags, a garden cart with plants, two hearts with flowers, a church, a potted plant, a heart, and the apocryphal date “1866”. Length 11.5”. 400/600

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SCRIMSHAW POWDER HORN Dated 1838 Inscribed “James * Bates February. 1. 1838” in a rectangular cartouche above a vibrant coastal landscape and whaling scene that wraps around the circumference of the base. Base plate depicts a brig flying an American flag. Whaling scene includes a whaleship and two six-man whaleboats, one poised to harpoon a spouting surfaced whale. Coastline includes a tower, possibly a lighthouse or silo, with a quill weather vane, a large building, probably a tavern or inn, with a fenced-in yard and a signpost out front, and a man firing at a large bird perched atop the signpost. Further detailed with trees, birds, a woman in the yard, a figure in the doorway of the tower, a long pennant flying from the ship’s mast, etc. Cartouche with rope and crosshatch border. Crosshatch design near end of horn. Length 8”. 3,000/4,000

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CASED BONE MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP Mid-19th Century Exhibits a primitive charm. Elaborately carved trailboards and other details. Case height 9”. Length 10.75”. Width 5”. 1,500/2,500

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CASED MODEL OF A NANTUCKET WHALEBOAT Late 20th Century Hull painted white. Nicely detailed with oars and lines on the open deck. Case height 9.75”. Length 23.25”. Width 6”. 500/1,000 Provenance: A Connecticut Estate.

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SMALL BONE MODEL OF A WHALESHIP Hull carved from a solid piece of bone with scored planking. Deck detailed with windlass, hatches, try-works, deckhouses, etc. Fitted with a rudder and rigged with bowsprit (damaged), three masts, standing and running rigging, etc. Displayed on a single bone pedestal within a brass-trimmed mahogany and glass case. Case height 10”. Length 12”. Width 6.5”. 200/300

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SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A WHALESHIP Early 20th Century Hand-painted sky background. Shadow box height 13”. Width 19.5”. 300/500

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JOHN STOBART Massachusetts/Florida/England, b. 1929 “Nantucket Sleigh Ride”. Signed in plate and in pencil lower right “John Stobart”. Numbered in pencil lower right 361/750. Lithograph on paper, 17.5” x 22.5”. Framed 26.5” x 31.5”. 500/800

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JOHN STOBART Massachusetts/Florida/England, b. 1929 “Mystic Seaport The ‘Charles W. Morgan’ at Chubb’s Wharf by Moonlight”. Signed in pencil lower right “Stobart”. Numbered in pencil lower right 3613/6141. Lithograph on paper, 16.5” x 28”. Framed 28.5” x 38.5”. 400/700

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HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH “RIGHT WHALING IN BEHERING STRAITS & ARCTIC OCEAN WITH ITS VARIETIES” American, 19th Century By J.H. Buffords, Boston. From an original drawing by Benjamin Russell, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1871. 18.5” x 32.5” sight. Framed 28” x 42”. 600/900

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RARE HAWAIIAN “LEI NIHO PALAOA” WHALE IVORY PENDANT 19th Century Hook-shaped pendant carved from a whale tooth and worn by Hawaiian nobility of both sexes. Pierced so it can be strung on a necklace. Length 2.5”. 5,000/10,000

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HAWAIIAN “LEHO HE`E” OCTOPUS LURE 19th Century Wooden shaft with iron hook at one end and a cowrie shell and lava stone at opposite end. Components wrapped in white cordage, possibly olona fiber. Length 9.75”. 2,000/3,000 Primarily used in shallow waters, fishermen would shake the lure up and down to attract the octopus with the cowrie shell. The practice was done for the practical purpose of catching food but also for sport by the aristocracy.

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Worn as a mark of noble birth and status, these pendants were worn on important occasions by both men and women, and possibly by men in battle. They were typically the centerpiece of a necklace made from human hair that was braided and gathered into two large coils. The symbolism of the pendant’s shape is still unknown; theories posit it represents a stylized tongue for the word of the law or that it alludes to supernatural powers.

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THREE PACIFIC ISLAND FISH HOOKS 19th/20th Century 1) Carved bone fish hook in a graceful curved shape, possibly emulating a predatory fish or shark, with two barbs at one end, three at the opposite end and one on the shank. Pierced for possible use as a pendant. Possibly a Maori “hei mataua” or a similar symbolic carving. Length 3”. 2) Carved bone fish hook with three grooves on shank. Length 2.88”. 3) “Shark hook” made from a single V-shaped piece of hardwood bound in rope, possibly coconut fiber. One side of V with large barb; other side affixed to a length of rope supported by a wooden dowel. Although referred to as a shark hook, this style of hook was used in Micronesia to catch ruvettus fish in deep waters outside reefs. Overall length approx. 24”. 300/500

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CARVED COCONUT SHELL CUP Depicts a spread-wing eagle over a shield backed by arrows and drapery. Shield contains a foliate design, a Liberty cap and two brigs. Images topped with an arch of stars and flanked by foliate garlands. Incised triple line border along rim. Small hole at top of rim. Length 5”. 300/500

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SOUTH SEAS CARVED WOODEN TRENCHER 19th Century With carved figural handles. Height 4.5”. Length 29”. 300/400

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ILLUSTRATED WHALING LOGBOOK, POSSIBLY A SCHOOLWORK COPY “Remarks on board the Barque Autumn E.A. Perry Master”, sailing from Stonington [Connecticut] to the Pacific. Together with a life ring marked “53rd Anniversary Nov. 13th, 1898. B.F.A.” and “1845 ‘Autumn’ 1849 Stonington”, commemorating the anniversary of the voyage. Logbook entries dated November 13, 1845 through May 2, 1849, but not a daily account. Contains numerous pencil drawings of whales and whaling scenes. One scene of a stoved boat has some coloring to figures, and another whaling scene has whaleship with colored flag. Many passages pertain to the capture of whales. Last page with a short accounting ledger. Kept in a ruled notebook, covers missing. 1,400/1,800

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VOLUME THE YANKEE WHALER By Clifford W. Ashley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Q. Gilt cloth spine and pictorial boards. Copyright page with ink sketch of a breaching whale signed “Clifford W. Ashley Westport May 24th 1938”. 200/300

225.

TWO VOLUMES ON SCRIMSHAW AND WHALING 1) Flayderman, E. Norman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen. New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972. From the author’s personal edition, numbered 19 of 150. Signed by the author. Q. Designed exclusively for presentation, custom-bound with five additional plates of scrimshaw and authentic scrimshaw inscription on cover. In original slipcase. 2) Church, Albert Cook, Whale Ships and Whaling. (N.Y.: Norton, 1988). Q. Pictorial cover. 1,500/2,500

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Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Company, August 4, 1981, Lot #407. 224

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RARE DOCUMENT ON A SHIP’S LOSS 1863 “Case of the Ship Jiveh Swift of New Bedford J.P. Williams, Master”. Provides damage report and statement of loss for the company records and insurance claim. 1,500/2,500 Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Company Auctions. 225

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COLLECTION OF WHALING-RELATED EPHEMERA Mostly pertaining to the J. & W.R. Wing Company of New Bedford, the largest whaling firm in the U.S., and the Hussey family, also involved in the city’s whaling industry. Includes mortgage deeds, wills, building contracts, letters, receipts and postcards. Notable items include a receipt dated October 13, 1902 concerning a transaction of ambergris between Mary W. Swift and the owners of the bark Charles W. Morgan, postcards pertaining to the court case Wing, et al v. Bourne, et al, a receipt dated April 4, 1903 for a deposit William R. Wing put down on a cemetery plot in New Bedford, a September 6, 1909 receipt from “Harrys Bar” in Montevideo for the purchase of “Barrel Rhum” by Capt. Chace, and a newsy letter dated “Barbados Feb. 18/15” addressed to Mr. Hussey concerning the plight of a ship that just put into port, including hospitalization and desertion of crew, repairs needed to the ship, lack of a mate onboard, supplies needed, etc. 250/350

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HERBERT PONTING United States, 1870-1935 “The Ship Terra Nova at the Ice Foot, Cape Evans”. Together with an Early 20th Century photograph of the American whaleship Greyhound, not attributed to Ponting. 13.25” x 10.5” sight. Framed 15.25” x 12.5”. Ponting photograph of the Terra Nova shows the vessel at the ice foot, at the end of the Barue Glacier, 120 feet high, which flows from Mt. Evans, Antarctica. 29” x 22.5”. Framed 31.75” x 25”. 1,500/2,500 228

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CHART OF “PRIVATE SIGNALS OF THE WHALING VESSELS & C. BELONGING TO THE PORT OF NEW BEDFORD” 19th Century Published by Charles Taber & Co., 1857. 21” x 30.75” sight. Framed 28” x 36”. 1,500/2,000

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RARE ADVERTISEMENT FOR NEW BEDFORD WHALING IMPLEMENT MANUFACTURER FRANK E. BROWN Second Half of the 19th Century Together with a framed March 10, 1910 receipt from Frank E. Brown for twenty-five rubber lances. Framed advertisement depicts harpoons, spades and other implements and is notated with their costs. Ad verso depicts bomb harpoon guns and lances. Framed 7.5” x 9.25” and 13.5” x 6.5”. 800/1,000

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COLLAGE OF TWENTY-ONE MARINE MAMMAL POSTCARDS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Cards approx. 3.5” x 6”. Framed 32.25” x 24.25”. 300/400

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George Grant was the youngest son of Captain Charles Grant, considered by the island newspaper Inquirer and Mirror as “the most famous whaleman”. He went to sea in 1825, at age 11, and worked his way up the ranks, retiring as a captain in 1881. His wife and children often accompanied him on his voyages. George Grant was born in 1857 and sailed and served as a whaleman aboard his father’s ships until he was 17, at which time he signed on with the Mary Frazier. His career lasted thirty-three years, and after retirement, he worked at a lifesaving station and as a curator of the Nantucket Whaling Museum. He died in 1942.

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WHALE DISPLAY PLAQUE BY WHALEMAN GEORGE GRANT Early 20th Century Twelve carved and painted half-body whale silhouettes, six adult and six calves, mounted on a plywood board painted blue-green with a rope border. Whales are identified in pencil verso. Inscribed in pencil verso “Hand Made By: Captain George Grant Nantucket Island Mass”. Note affixed to reverse inscribed “Hand Carved by Capt. George Grant of Nantucket Island Mass. at age of 80 years. Harpooned his first whale at 19 yrs of age.” Plaque 8.5” x 10.75”. 800/1,200

UNUSED CAN OF NYE’S OIL Near-mint condition. Original label marked “38° F.C.T.B.W. Sperm” below a whaling scene in an oval cartouche. Height 6.25”. 500/800

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PAIR OF BRASS-FINISH WHALEMAN BOOKENDS Second Quarter of the 20th Century In the form of a harpooner at the bow of a whaleboat. Modeled after “The Whaleman” statue by Bela Lyon Pratt outside the New Bedford Public Library. Stamped “J.B 3139”. Heights 7”. Bases 4” x 5.25”. 500/800

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SHIP’S KNEE FROM THE CHARLES W. MORGAN 19th Century Remnants of a card from John K. Sylvia antiques indicates the piece came off the Charles W. Morgan. 400/800 Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection.

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MOUNTED WOOL HOOKED RUG DEPICTING THE WHALESHIP STEPHANIA UNDER SAIL Early 20th Century Ship’s hull with black, yellow and red stripes. A black whale is visible off the bow. Blue and gray water with scattered whitecaps. Marked in red at upper corners “New Bedford” and “1835”. A rare and possibly unique example of a hooked rug depicting an identified American whaleship. 31” x 41”. 800/1,000 The 315-ton Stephania of New Bedford was owned by Palmer and Coggeshall and captained by Stephen H. Hathaway. After launching in 1835 she made fifteen whaling voyages before putting into Sydney in distress in 1868. She was later refitted and renamed Onward and sailed under the British flag.

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REYNOLDS BEAL Massachusetts/Rhode Island/New York, 1866-1951 The whaler Sunbeam in Fairhaven. Signed lower right “Reynolds Beal Fairhaven Sept 5, 1920”. Watercolor on paper, 15.75” x 19.5” sight. Framed 21.5” x 25.5”. 1,800/2,200 Note: A larger oil version of this scene was sold at Hodgins Auction in Canada in 2015.

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REYNOLDS BEAL Massachusetts/Rhode Island/New York, 1866-1951 The whaler Andrew Hicks in New Bedford. Signed lower left “Whaler Andrew Hicks New Bedford Reynolds Beal”. Watercolor on paper, 19.75” x 15.75” sight. Framed 26” x 21”. 1,800/2,200 Exhibited: Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum: May 5-October 1, 1988 (label verso).

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AFTER EMILE LOUIS PICAULT France, 1833-1915 “The Whaler”. Signed on base “E. Picault”. Bronze, height 24”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Capo Auctions, New York. From a Nantucket Collection.

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LEMUEL D. ELDRED Massachusetts, 1848-1921 “Whaleships Rousseau and Desdemona at New Bedford Harbor”. Signed in plate. Signed in pencil lower right “L.D. Eldred First Proof of Plate”. Etching on paper, 22.25” x 33.75” sight. Framed 28” x 40”. 600/900

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LEMUEL D. ELDRED Massachusetts, 1848-1921 Whalers in New Bedford Harbor. Signed in plate lower left and in pencil lower right “L.D. Eldred”. Etching on paper, 14.5” x 23.5” sight. Framed 25.5” x 23.5”. 500/700

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LEMUEL D. ELDRED Massachusetts, 1848-1921 The U.S.S. Constitution in Boston Harbor. Signed in pencil lower right “L.D. Eldred”. Remarque lower left. Etching on paper, 23.5” x 35”. Framed 28” x 39”. 1,000/1,500

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CAROLINE THURBER Massachusetts/Washington, D.C./ Ohio/France, 1864-1950 “Cutting In The Whale -- From the Log Book of the Charles Phelps”. Signed lower left “C Thurber”. Titled on handwritten label verso. A rare example of a whaling scene painted by a female artist. Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”. Framed. 1,000/1,500 Caroline Thurber (Mrs. Dexter Thurber) is primarily known as a portrait artist, capturing children and well-known authors and academics. She was born in Ohio and studied throughout Europe, including at the Academie Julian in Paris. She was a member of the Copley Society and the Guild of Boston Artists, and she exhibited at the National Academy of Design.

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AMERICAN SCHOOL Mid-20th Century Lancing a whale. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30” x 35”. Framed 36” x 41”. 300/500

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HENRY’S PATENT HARPOON GUN Third Quarter of the 19th Century With harpoon. Gun with wood frame, steel barrel and brass breech engraved “Henrys Patent No. 1286 & 69”. Gun length 50”. Harpoon length 33.75”. 4,000/6,000

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ENGLISH PERCUSSION HARPOON GUN Early 20th Century With matching harpoon. Gun with rubber-ended burled walnut butt, steel barrel and brass trigger guard. Barrel stamped with numerous marks, one a crown with “BP” for black powder. Gun length 35.75”. Harpoon length 24.5”. 2,500/3,500

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CAST STEEL BLUBBER SPADE Mid-19th Century Mounted on wooden pole. Spade with fluke-shaped head. Spade length 18.75”. Overall length 58.75”. 300/500 Provenance: Chuck DeLuca Auction.

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WROUGHT IRON HARPOON Mid-19th Century Know as the “Swivel Barb Iron”. Length 30.5”. 400/600 Provenance: Chuck DeLuca Auction.

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IRON KILLING LANCE 19th Century Unmarked. Length 77.5”. 600/900

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED BONE SPINNING JENNY French/English, Early 19th Century Upper platform with a female figure in a bonnet standing at a spinning wheel. Lower platform with hand crank and wheels that activate the figure and the spinning wheel. Platforms joined by turned columns and are raised on four turned feet. Height 4.75”. Width 2.25”. 1,200/1,500

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW-WORK “LOVE TOKEN” BOX Early 19th Century Constructed in the form of a book and containing watercolors and love notes. Straw-work floral designs on covers, spine and throughout fitted interior. Interior is divided into fourteen sections: two removable oval boxes, eight lidded compartments, a bottle slot holding a small glass vial, a pincushion, a ring holder with two slots, and an open compartment. Some of the lidded compartments contain watercolor love notes under glass; the notes are written in French and the watercolors are in heart and flower motifs. An additional love note is written in French on the interior of the spine. Height 2”. Top 8” x 6”. 500/1,000 Illustrated in The Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisonerof-War Artifacts, presented by John F. Rinaldi Nautical Antiques, Kennebunkport, Maine, 1986, #198, and in The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War 1756-1816 by Clive L. Lloyd, p. 82-83.

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ELABORATELY CARVED NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE GAMES BOX Early 19th Century Carving on this example is of the highest caliber seen on prisoner-of-war material. Domed sliding lid with pierced and relief-carved portrait of a female warrior, with additional portraits of Napoleon and another female warrior in oval cartouches. Lid’s extended thumb tab carved in a leaf and flower blossom design. Overhanging top with cribbage board and fish scale and floral carvings. Sides with similar relief-carved leaf and flower blossom design. Box is surmounted by four leaf-form finials and raised on matching leaf-form feet, all with traces of red and green coloring in incised lines. Contains eleven bone dominoes. Height 3”. Length 8.25”. Width 3.5”. 1,200/1,500

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE GAMES BOX Early 19th Century Polychrome geometric engraving on edges of box. Sliding top with cribbage board and extended thumb tab. Contains twenty-six non-matching bone dominoes. Height 2.13”. Length 6.5”. Width 1.25”. 1,000/1,500

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PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE GAMES BOX WITH POLYCHROME DECORATION 19th Century Rectangular box with two sliding lids, both with thumb tabs. One lid with incised lines colored red and blue and is signed in ink on underside “J.W. Smallworth Oct. 26 1885”. Other lid with a finely detailed view of a French-flagged warship above an oval portrait of a girl wearing a hat. Box’s compartmented interior contains thirty-five dominoes with red and black pips, a pair of dice with black pips, three dice with blue pips, and a spinning game piece with black pips and red incised lines. Edges of box with red and blue incised lines. Box height 1”. Length 3”. Width 1.25”. 300/500

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE GAMES BOX Early 19th Century Box with sliding bone lid, bone sides and wooden base. Lid with scalloped extended thumb tab, pierced cribbage board and incised dot design. Sides with incised dot and concentric circle design. Incised designs colored red and green. Contains forty-five dominoes with black pips and red central lines. Box height 1”. Overall length 5.5”. Width 1.625”. 400/600

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PAIR OF BONE SERVING TONGS Possibly Nordic, 19th Century With relief ropework and foliate carvings. Length 11”. 200/300 The Kobacker Collection.

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE GAMES BOX Early 19th Century Sliding top with reticulated circle and diamond design. Similar design on sides executed in red and black sealing wax. Box raised on four turned legs. Contains thirty-five bone dominoes. Box height 2”. Length 5.75”. Width 1.75”. 600/900 258. EXCEPTIONAL NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CASED DOMINO SET Early 19th Century The Kobacker Collection. Hardwood case with sliding top. Top and sides mounted with relief-carved bone panels depicting lions. Top and sides also with inlaid bone and ebony banding and compass roses. Case contains fifty-five bone dominoes. Case height 2”. Length 8”. Width 2”. 1,800/2,500 The Kobacker Collection.

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A Prominent New York Collection

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CASED MODEL OF A BEETLE WHALEBOAT American, 20th Century By Colin Gray. Well detailed with oars, paddles, sails and line buckets. Case height 9.5”. Length 6”. Width 4.5”. 700/1,000

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CASED MODEL OF A HERRESHOFF 12-1/2 American, 20th Century Plank on frame construction. Hull with green painted bottom. Veneered sails. Cased height 11”. Length 11”. Width 7”. 800/1,200

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MODEL OF A LONGBOAT 19th Century Well-detailed with rudder, floorboard, deck grating, oar locks and more. Length 13.5”. 1,000/1,500 Provenance: Langford Gallery, London. 261

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263

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262.

BRASS DOLPHIN-FORM RUDDER HEAD Recessed pulley to accommodate steering lines. Width 19.5”. 1,000/1,500

263.

BRASS SNAKE-FORM RUDDER HEAD Width 23.5”.

264.

CARVED WOODEN TILLER English, 19th Century With dog’s-head end and a rope-bound shaft. Length 24.25”. 700/1,000

265.

SMALL CARVED WOODEN TILLER English, 19th Century With monkey’s-fist end. Upper portion of shaft with rope carving; lower portion with beaded edge. Length 22.75”. 1,200/1,800

266.

SMALL CARVED MAHOGANY TILLER English, 19th Century With faceted end. Length 29.25”. 400/600

267.

SIMPLE CARVED WOODEN TILLER English, 19th Century With bird’s-head end. Length 44.5”. 1,000/1,500

268.

CARVED WOODEN TILLER English, 19th Century With fish decoration and rope-carved shaft. Length 56”. 1,500/2,500

800/1,200

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265

266

267 268

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269.

SUNDERLAND PITCHER AND BOWL English, 19th Century Decorated with maritime scenes and the Iron Bridge. Pitcher height 5.5”. Diameter 13”. Bowl height 4.75”. Diameter 13.25”. 600/800

270.

FOUR PIECES OF SUNDERLAND English, 19th Century Includes a mug titled “The Sailor’s Return” mug, a cup titled “The Sailor’s Farewell”, a small pitcher and a plate. Pitcher height 4.75”. 250/350

271.

MARTIN’S BRASS PATENT MODEL OF AN ANCHOR Inscribed along shaft with details of testing and construction. Length 13.5”. 1,000/1,500

272.

BOXED FOGHORN American, Late 19th Century Bears brass plaque for L.D. Lothrop, Gloucester, Massachusetts. External horn and pump handle. Box height 17”. Length 21”. Width 9.5”. 300/500

269

271

272

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273

273.

ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921 The ship County of Edinburgh stranded on a beach. Signed and dated lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1902”. Oil on canvas, 18” x 30”. Framed 24.5” x 36.6”. 12,000/18,000 For a listing of this painting and other versions see Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist by Harold S. Sniffen (Smith Gallery, 1994), p. 84-85, #13 and 14, and Addenda List Number 2, p. 18-19, #1, 2, 3 and 4. Jacobsen painted no less than six different versions of this historic grounding of the County of Edinburgh. This painting is certainly one of the four listed in the Sniffen’s Addenda. The two listed in the original Checklist are known and accounted for. This painting is based on a photograph, the copy of which is in the collection of the Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, Virginia.

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CASED EXHIBITION STANDARD MINIATURE MODEL OF THE YACHT SCHEMER American, 20th Century By Ken Thomsen. Detailed with drop centerboard, black topsides, planked deck cabin, standing and running rigging, etc. Mounted on raised pins. Case height 12”. Length 12”. Width 3.5”. 3,000/5,000

274

275.

TWO WELL-DETAILED MINIATURE MODELS English, 20th Century The British steam launch Revenge and the African Queen. Largest length 6”. 1,000/1,500

275, two

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276

276.

MINIATURE MODEL OF THE H.M.S. BOUNTY’S LAUNCH By Lloyd McCaffery. Plank on frame construction. Detailed with standing and running rigging. Housed in a domed case. Height including case 5.5”. Diameter of base 3.5”. 5,000/7,000

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RICHARD K. LOUD Massachusetts, b. 1942 1886 America’s Cup, Mayflower v. Galatea. Signed lower right “R. Loud”. Oil on canvas, 14.5” x 22.5”. Framed 22.75” x 30.75”. 6,000/8,000

The 1886 America’s Cup was accepted a few months after the 1885 match. The challenge pitted Lt. William Henn’s BeavorWebb designed cutter Galatea against Charles J. Paine’s Genesta. Because Galatea was six feet longer than the previous defender Genesta, Edward Burgess was commissioned to design a new defense candidate for Paine. Paine named the new boat Mayflower, inspired by colonial history. The 1886 match was interesting because of the startlingly contrasting styles of the two principles: William Henn, who with his wife pursued a life of pleasure sailing, and Col. Charles J. Paine, a firm and brilliant military leader and avid yachtsman.

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278.

DIORAMA OF THE ENDEAVOR IN THE CHANDLERY American, 20th Century Depicts the J-class yacht in the workshop surrounded by timbers, spars, tools, etc. Case height 12”. Length 29.5”. Width 6”. 1,200/1,800

278

279.

CHARLES DYE United States, 1906-1973 Moonlight sail. Signed lower right “Charles Dye”. Gouache on paper, 12” x 14.25” sight. Framed 20.75” x 23”. 2,500/3,500

279

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280.

THREE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS After Frederic S. Cozzens (American, 1846-1928). From The American Yacht Series. Includes plate IV, “Off Brenton’s Reef ”, plate VII, “In the Narrows, a Black Squall”, and plate XVII, “A Breezy Day Outside”. All framed approx. 23” x 28”. 1,500/2,500

280, three

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281

281.

J. SNELLING Early 20th Century R.M.S. Princess Irene of the Canadian Pacific Line. Signed lower left and identified lower center. Oil on canvas, 16” x 28”. Framed 23” x 35”. 700/1,000

283

282

283.

282.

U.S. NAVY 2.75” SPYGLASS Circa 1940 Length of scope 31”. Includes original box. 400/600

BOXED WEMPE CHRONOMETER Germany, 1982 Battery-operated with electric quartz works. Serial #15182. Dial diameter 4”. Box height 7.5”. Width 7.5”. Depth 7.5”. 700/1,000

conclusion of this collection

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284.

285.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL Late 19th/Early 20th Century With seven lifts. Hull painted white with copper-colored bottom. Attached prow, skeg and rudder. Mahogany backboard stenciled on reverse “G.W. Burroughs, Charlestown, Mass.” Backboard 10” x 48”. 2,000/3,000

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A SLOOP Late 19th Century Made by B.B. Crowninshield of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Painted model with green bottom and cream-colored hull. Mahogany backboard 11.5” x 41”. 2,500/3,500

287.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL, PROBABLY A SCHOONER 19th Century Hardwood model with seven lifts. Hardwood backboard 12.75” x 43”. 500/800

288.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL 19th Century Hardwood model with fourteen lifts. Pine backboard 11.5” x 56.25”. 1,500/2,000

289.

BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A SAILING VESSEL Mid-19th Century Hardwood model with twelve lifts. 10.75” x 51.5”. 1,200/1,800

290.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL Mid-19th Century With ten lifts in alternating colored hardwoods. Contemporary mahogany backboard 10” x 48.5”. 1,000/1,500

Provenance: From the Crowninshield estate. Had hung in the family home. Kaminski Auction, Winter 2008.

286.

MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF THE SLOOP JOLLY ROGER American, 19th Century In 2-block construction. Bottom with keel, skeg and rudder painted green. Topsides finished bright. Brass plaque attached to the backboard indicates the yacht name. Backboard 12” x 40”. 2,000/3,000 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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290A. MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF A CENTERBOARD DINGHY 19th Century Built up with lifts. Backboard length 12.5”. 250/350

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287

288

289

290

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291.

292.

293.

EXCEPTIONAL MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL 19th Century Model made from varied hardwoods with eight lifts. Mounted skeg, prow and bowprit, and applied brass eagle billethead. Bird’s-eye maple backboard housed in a Victorian frame with gilt liner. Pencil inscription on reverse mostly illegible. Overall height 17.25”. Width 39”. 3,000/4,000

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL Early 20th Century Pine model with six lifts. Numerous markings and notations. Pine backboard 7” x 39”. 400/600

BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A CRUISER Early 20th Century Length 45.75”. 400/600

294.

MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL American, 19th Century With ten lifts. Painted green backboard with notched corners and yellow trim on edges. Backboard 11.5” x 44”. 500/800

294A. SHIPYARD HALF HULL MODEL OF AN AMERICAN DESTROYER Built-up and carved from solid pine. Painted deep red bottom, white waterline and gray topsides. Affixed label details construction and specs for the U.S.S. Gridley and U.S.S. Craven. Length 34”. 400/600 The U.S.S. Gridley was the lead ship of her class of destroyers. She was launched in 1936 and struck in 1947. At the time the U.S.S. Gridley and U.S.S. Craven were the fastest U.S. Naval vessels, with speeds in excess of 40 knots.

292

294A

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295.

CHELSEA SHIP’S CLOCK

296.

CASED WALTHAM DECK WATCH First Half of the 20th Century Watch with burnished chrome case. Double mahogany case with lightstained exterior case and dark-stained interior case. Diameter of watch 2.75”. Exterior case height 5.75”. Width 8.5”. Depth 8.25”. 400/600

Circa 1987 Commemorative limited edition produced from the 200 year anniversary of the U.S.S. Constitution. Brass case engraved on base ““1787 – Constitution of the United States – 1987”. Engraved on reverse “Limited Edition #283”. Face diameter 5.5”. Case height 9”. 600/900

297.

CHELSEA SHIP’S BELL CLOCK AND BAROMETER SET 20th Century Brass cases mounted to a mahogany shield-form plaque with an inclinometer. Plaque marked “Wellcraft Marine Corp.” with the company logo. Plaque 12” x 12.25”. Crystal diameters 3.5”. Bezel diameters 4.75”. 400/600

298.

CHARLES W. KENNARD & CO. TROPHY WALL CLOCK Dated 1878 Brass case inscribed at top “Beverly Yacht Club Regatta Won By ‘Mirage’ Sept. 9 1878.”. Enameled Roman numeral dial signed “Chas. W. Kennard & Co. Boston”. Overall diameter 5.5”. 600/800

299.

CHELSEA SHIP’S BELL CLOCK First Quarter of the 20th Century Brass case with brushed metal face marked “Chelsea Clock Co. Boston, U.S.A., Ship’s Bell”. Serial number 47372. Partial label on base dated October 24, 1906. Case height 8.75”. Face diameter 5”. 500/700

300.

SETH THOMAS EIGHT-DAY SHIP’S BELL CLOCK 20th Century Inscribed on base “Edwina W. Dimock”. Mounted on a teak stand. Height 11”. Width 11”. Depth 6”. 500/800

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297

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301.

U.S. LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT WALL REGULATOR CLOCK BY SETH THOMAS Late 19th Century Mahogany case. Roman numeral dial with second sweep. Face marked “U.S.L.H. Estab.” and “Seth Thomas”. Height 38”. 1,500/2,000

301

302.

CHELSEA U.S. LIGHT-HOUSE SERVICE CLOCK Circa 1900 Nickel plated case. Roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds dial. Stamped on face “U.S.L.H. Service” and “Chelsea Boston”. Stamped on back of case “Chelsea Clock Co.” and with serial number 198659. Bezel diameter 5.25”. 600/900

302

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303.

304

U.S. LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT BRASS LIGHTKEEPER’S BASKET Late 19th/Early 20th Century With central stationary handle, two stationary carrying loops at side, a two-part hinged lid and compartmented interior. Believed to be used by lightkeepers to transport cleaning supplies, wick trimmers and oil. Stamped “U.S. Light-House Establishment” and “U.S.L.H. Depot 3 Dist Lamp Shop Staten Island N.Y.”. Height 7.75”. Length 12.5”. Width 11.5”. 800/1,200

305.

304.

U.S. LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT BRASS DRIP PAN AND LINER Late 19th/Early 20th Century Together with a United States Life-Saving Service hat badge with “U.S L.S.S” and the service’s emblem in gilt trim on a black ground. Drip pan with bail handles. Pierced liner with loose handles. Liner stamped “U.S. Light-House Establishment” and “U.S.L.H. Depot 3 Dist Lamp Shop Staten Island N.Y.”. Overall height 2”. Length 16.25”. Width 12.25”. 500/800

LIFE SAVING SERVICE BOAT MODEL American, Circa 1920 Model of a style of lifeboat designed in the 1920s by George F. Hall, a prominent Rhode Island architect. Model under original gray paint. Wheels with brass rims and brass geared retracting posts. Mechanical retracting system for wheel is activated by a lever. Includes original cradle painted gray and with “B” and “S” stippled into the uprights. Height on cradle 9”. Length 29”. Width 8”. 800/1,000

305

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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921 Lots 306-308 and 273

306

307

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308

306.

A steam-sail vessel with a pilot boat approaching. Signed, dated and inscribed lower right “Antonio Jacobsen N.Y. 1886 257 8th Av.” Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 27.25” x 41.25”. 7,000/10,000

307.

The steamer Moro Castle. Signed and dated lower right “Antonio Jacobsen 1910”. Oil on board, 22” x 35.5”. Framed 27.5” x 41.5”. 4,000/6,000

308.

The steam/sail ship United States. Signed lower left “Antonio Jacobsen 257 8th Ave. NY”. Oil on canvas, 22.25” x 36.25”. Framed 27.5” x 41.5”. 8,000/12,000

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128

WILLIAM JOHN HUGGINS United Kingdom, 1781-1845 “The Frigate H.M.S. Curagos Under the Command of Captain Tower off Toulon, 1812 in a Squall”. Signed lower right “Wm Huggins”. Handwritten label affixed to stretcher describes the scene. Oil on canvas, 45.75” x 69”. Framed 56” x 78.5”. 8,000/12,000 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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311

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BRITISH SCHOOL 19th Century Yacht racing scene depicting a full-rigged yacht crossing the finish line. Buoy in foreground and a distant port off her bow. Oil on canvas, 22” x 33.25”. Framed. 3,000/5,000

311.

BRITISH SCHOOL 19th Century Yacht racing scene depicting a yacht at anchor with a British warship off her stern and another racing yacht under full sail off her bow. Oil on canvas, 22” x 33.25”. Framed. 3,000/5,000

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314

312.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century “U.S.S. Juniata in the Gulf of Tonquin, China Sea September 29 and 30, 1888”. Unsigned. Titled lower left. Aaron Draper Shattuck stretcher keys. Oil on canvas, 27” x 27”. Framed 31.5” x 31.5”. 800/1,200

314.

JOHN ROSE MILES 19th Century “Reaching the Fishing-ground”. Signed lower left “J.R. Miles”. Titled verso. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 33” x 41”. 1,000/1,500

313.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century “China of Salem off Cape Good Hope”. Unsigned. Titled lower center. Watercolor on paper, 15” x 20 sight. Framed 23.25” x 29.25”. 1,500/2,000

315.

SCHOOL OF CLEMENT DREW American, 19th Century An American ship in a storm. Unsigned. Contemporary handwritten note verso: “From estate of Captain Sears -- His home and grave is on 6A just beyond Brewster line on Cape Cod -- he was shunned by his family for his drinking and buried across the street from family home!”. Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”. Framed 21” x 28”. 500/700

Provenance: Quester Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut.

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315

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316.

FREDERIC RONDEL, SR. New York/California/France, 1826-1892 A busy shipping channel. Signed lower left “F. Rondel”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 40”. Framed 28” x 44”. 3,000/5,000

316

317.

SCHOOL OF WILLIAM HALSALL American, 19th Century Shipping under moonlight. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 12” x 19.75”. Framed 17” x 26”. 800/1,200

317

318.

WILLIAM HENRY COFFIN Massachusetts, 1812-1898 “The Deer Isle Granite Schooner Mabel Gross”. Signed and dated lower right “W.H. Coffin 91”. Oil on board, 14” x 20”. Framed 19” x 25”. 2,000/3,000

318

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132

GEORGE HILLYARD SWINSTEAD United Kingdom, 1860-1926 Portrait of Major R. Sloan Stanley. Signed lower left “G. Hillyard Swinstead 1916”. Oil on canvas, 57” x 37.5”. Framed 67” x 46”. 2,000/4,000

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320

321

320.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 321. SCHOOL OF ELISHA TAYLOR BAKER 19th Century American, 19th Century Portrait of the ship A.B. Thompson of Brunswick, Maine. The two-master schooner “G. Carman”. Unsigned. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 26” x 36”. Accompanied by a letter from William Avery Baker, naval 5,000/7,000 architect and historian, who attributes the work to Elisha Taylor Baker. Oil on canvas, 24” x 32”. Framed 28” x 36”. 5,000/7,000 The A.B. Thompson was captured by the Confederacy off Savannah, Georgia in 1861. She was later “condemned as a prize” and sold.

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WILLIAM HOWARD YORKE United Kingdom/Canada, 1847-1921 The Swedish ship Saturnes inward bound for Liverpool with the familiar landmark South Stack, Anglesey, just under the tip of her bowsprit. Signed and dated 1881 and inscribed “Lpool”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed. 3,000/4,000

Built in 1855 in Hamburg by Reiherstieg Shipyard for J.C. Godeffroy & Son, the Saturnes was later purchased by C.A. Banck of Helsingborg, Sweden, in 1881. She was a good-sized ship for the time and her principal dimensions were 177 x 33 x 21.1 feet. Banck didn’t have her for long as she is recorded as “abandoned” in the 1887 Lloyd’s Register.

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323

The Manteo was one of the last great cotton freighters built by Ezra Weston II, also known as “King Caesar”, and the ship was the last vessel launched from the Weston Ten Acre Shipyard in 1843. Ezra Weston II, like his father before him, was a prominent shipbuilder and merchant based primarily in Duxbury, Massachusetts. At its height, Weston’s fleet was possibly the largest in the United States and included the largest merchant vessels in New England. Weston’s 1809 Federal mansion is preserved as part of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society.

323.

ENGLISH SCHOOL 19th Century The ship Manteo. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 31” x 44”. 6,000/9,000 Illustrated: King Caesar of Duxbury by Patrick T.J. Browne (Duxbury, Mass: Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, Inc., 2006), p. 101. Provenance: Descended in the family from Ezra Weston II.

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324

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JOSEPH HEARD England, 1799–1859 The Owen Potter in two positions. Circa 1850. Signed faintly lower right. Oil on canvas, 26” x 36”. Framed 33” x 43”. 12,000/18,000 Provenance: Christie’s, February 17, 1998, Lot #236. From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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325

325.

SOLON FRANCIS MONTECELLO BADGER Massachusetts, 1873-1919 Portrait of the Harvard. Signed lower left “S.F.M. Badger Charlestown, Mass”. Also signed verso. Oil on canvas, 26” x 42”. Framed 35” x 50”. 8,000/12,000

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326.

NICHOLAS S. CAMMILLIERI France/Italy, 1762-1860 “Schoner Lidia of Newburi Port Entering the Port of Marseilles 10 November 1807 [sic et al]”. Signed lower right “Nicholas Cammillieri”. Titled lower center. Watercolor on paper, 16” x 22” sight. Framed 26” x 32”. 3,500/4,500

328.

JACOB PETERSEN Denmark, 1774-1855 The brig Charlotte of Boston off Kronborg Castle. Signed lower right “Drawn by J. Petersen 1838”. Inscribed lower left “Charlotte of Boston ... passing the Sound”. Housed in a frame with a contemporary reverse-painted glass mat. Watercolor and gouache, 19.5” x 25.5”. Framed 31” x 36”. 1,500/2,500

327.

ANTOINE ROUX I France, 1765-1835 Ship entering a port. Signed lower right “Antoine Roux”. Inscribed in title bar “Martiniquais Nantes”. Watercolor on paper, 17” x 22” sight. Framed 20” x 26”. 4,000/6,000

329.

ATTRIBUTED TO MICHELE RENAULT Italy, 19th Century “Bark Morgan Dix C.W. Hamilton Commander Leaving Leghorn Jan, 7 1848”. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache, 11.5” x 17” sight. Framed 19” x 24.5”. 700/1,000

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330.

XANTHUS RUSSELL SMITH Pennsylvania/Maine, 1839-1929 “’Great Republic’ Built by Donald McKay”. Signed lower left “Xanthus Smith”. Titled on frame plaque. Artist also identified on frame plaque, but misspelled “Xandus”. Oil on canvas, 14” x 22”. Framed, 22” x 29.5”. 4,000/6,000

330

331.

NICOLAUS BERKHOUT The Netherlands, 1813-1892 An American ship battling surging seas. Signed and dated lower right “Berkhout 1852”. Oil on canvas, 18.25” x 25.5”. Framed 24” x 31”. 800/1,200

331

332.

CHARLES THORNLEY, RBA United Kingdom, 1833-1918 A view of Scarborough. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas, 16” x 24”. Framed. 1,000/1,500

332

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THOMAS BUTTERSWORTH, SR. United Kingdom, 1768-1842 Shipping off Eddystone Light. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”. Framed. 6,000/8,000

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334.

WILLIAM PIERCE STUBBS Massachusetts, 1842-1909 The ship Sally Ion. Signed lower left “W.P. Stubbs”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 26” x 39”. 2,000/3,000 The 550-ton Sally Ion was built in Searsport, Maine in 1884 and had a home port of New York. Her captain was Captain Henry West.

335.

334

JOHN ERIK CHRISTIAN PETERSEN Massachusetts/Denmark, 1839-1874 The bark Verena in Asian Waters, 1873. Signed lower left “John E. C. Petersen”. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 15.5” x 23.5”. Framed 26” x 34”. 2,500/3,500

335

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335A. WILLIAM JOHN HUGGINS United Kingdom, 1781-1845 Portrait of the H.M.S. Hotspur. Signed lower left “W. Huggins”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 34”. Framed 28” x 41”. 1,000/1,500

335B. SCHOOL OF THOMAS CHAMBERS 19th Century Ships off a rocky coast. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”. Framed 22” x 28”. 500/1,000

335B

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HAROLD WYLLIE Great Britain, 1880-1973 The 1930 America’s Cup off Newport - Shamrock V and Enterprise. Circa 1930. Signed lower left. Oil on canvas, 28” x 36”. Framed 34” x 42.25”. 10,000/15,000 Provenance: Ulster Museum, National Museums of Northern Ireland, Ulster, Ireland. N.R. Omell Gallery, London. The current owner.

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The 1930 America’s Cup was the first to be held off Newport, Rhode Island, and was the first to be raced in J-Class yachts. Sir Thomas Lipton offered his fifth and final challenge on behalf of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club with Shamrock V, built by Camper Nicholson. The defender Enterprise was built by Nathaniel Herreshoff, with the first duraluminum mast, which was significantly lighter than Shamrock V’s wooden mast. Shamrock V had an outstanding racing season during the summer of 1930, winning 15 races and coming in second in four more, and she crossed the Atlantic with a great deal of expectation. The races began in hazy conditions off Newport and Enterprise, skippered by Harold Vanderbilt, won the first two races easily, but in the third race Shamrock V was leading until she lost her main halyard and had to be towed back to port. In the fourth race Enterprise won by nearly six minutes and retained the America’s Cup.

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337.

MICHAEL WHITEHEAD United Kingdom, b. 1941 “Shamrock, Westward, Britannia off the Needles”. Signed and dated lower left “M. Whitehead 94”. Titled lower left. Oil on canvas, 38” x 59”. Framed 48” x 69”. 4,000/6,000 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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SPENCER BROWNING & CO. GIMBALED STICK BAROMETER Mid-19th Century Mahogany case with brass mounts. Upper door encloses a thermometer with engraved gauge. Additional engraved plates with barometer measurements. Bone adjustment knob. Height 37.5”. 1,000/1,500

339.

CASED OCTANT 19th Century Ebonized wood frame with ivory degree scale and ivory plaque for maker H. Whemann Vecesack. Paper label for retailer S. Thaxter & Son, Boston affixed to interior of wedge-shaped oak case. Case height 4”. Length 13”. Width 12”. 500/700

340.

CASED PLATH SEXTANT Early 20th Century Brass frame. Includes additional lenses. C. Plath label on interior lid of case. Case height 5.5”. Length 11.25”. Width 11.5”. 300/500

341.

CASED BRASS PANTOGRAPH Length 30.5”. Together with a later wood pantograph.

338

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342.

CASED GERMAN SILVER ALLOY ROLLING RULE Marked “Stanley, Great Turnstile, Holborn, London.” Walnut case stamped “Max Ott”. Case height 1.75”. Length 19.75”. Width 3.75”. 500/800

343.

MARINE CHRONOMETER BY WILLIAM WEICHERT Last Quarter of the 19th Century Dial marked “William Weichert Maker to the Admiralty 115 Bale Locks Cardiff 2451”. Retains retailers label for “Dobbie, Button & Gebbie”. Diameter to edge 5.5”. Face diameter 4.25”. Fine case with brass accents and inset brass handles. Mother-of-pearl plaque for Weichert attached to front of case. Case height 8.5”. Width 7.25”. Depth 7.5”. 1,500/2,500 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

344.

CASED SCHICK STADIMETER First Half of the 20th Century Ebonized metal frame with brass and copper fittings. Mahogany case height 5.5”. Width 11.5”. Depth 11.5”. 200/300

345.

CASED PAIR OF NAVAL BINOCULARS First Quarter of the 20th Century Binoculars with ebonized textured frames. Optics in working order. Leather case stamped on interior “U.S. Naval Gun Factory Optical Shop Rochester, N.Y.”. Case length 9”. Width 7”. 200/300 343

346.

BOXED U.S. NAVAL COMPASS MARK II Third Quarter of the 20th Century By Lionel Corporation. Fitted box painted gray. Box height 6”. Width 11.5”. Depth 11.5”. 300/500

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347.

BRASS AND WOOD SHIP’S BINNACLE BY HENRY BROWNE & SON Early 20th Century Conical brass hood with three varying apertures for viewing compass. Wooden base with brass support for iron compensating balls. Brass chart tube also attached to base. Gimbaled compass marked “Henry Brown & Son Ltd. Baring & London”. Brass plaque affixed to front of base marked “Compass No. 4607 N ‘Sestrel’ Trade Mark Henry Browne & Son Station Works - Barking - Essex Type No 88991/A.”. Height 56”. Width 30”. 1,500/2,000

347

348.

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BRASS AND NICKEL-PLATED TELESCOPE ON TRIPOD First Half of the 20th Century With threaded adjustment knob. Unmarked. Optics in working order. Length extended 41”. 600/900

348

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349.

VERNIER “HEART PATTERN” SEXTANT BY HEATH & CO., LTD. London, Circa 1912 Black oxidized brass heart-shaped frame with brass arc. Fitted with automatic clamp, telescope support, two mirrors, seven shades and wooden handle. Signed on arch. Vernier with “Hezzanith” trade label. Includes original mahogany box fitted with complete set of accessories. Box height 5.25”. Width 10.5”. Depth 9.5”. 600/800 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

349

350.

THREE-RING BRASS “HUSUN” SEXTANT BY HENRY HUGHES & SON, LTD. London, Circa 1925 No. 46980. Blackened brass frame with 6” radius arc and inlaid steel scale. Complete with additional lenses and filters. Signed on arc. Includes original wooden box with original paper label on interior and Husun certificate. Box height 6”. Width 10.5”. Depth 11”. 600/800 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut. 350

351.

CASED MARINE CHRONOMETER BY THOMAS MERCER English, Mid-20th Century Dial marked “Thomas Mercer”. Also marked “Centenary 18581958”. Diameter 5.5”. Case height 6.75”. Width 7.25”. Depth 7.5”. 600/900

351

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352.

ENGLISH “ROYAL POLYTECHNIC” BAROMETER 19th Century Oak case. Height 42.5”. Width 10”. Depth 2.5”. 500/700

353.

SPERRY GYRO-COMPASS REPEATER 20th Century Brass case. Includes contemporary wooden stand. Overall height 22.5”. Compass diameter 9.75”. 500/1,000

352

353

354. 354

148

SHIP’S COMPASS ON BRASS STAND 20th Century Dial marked “Mark IV”. Brass stand marked “Steering Stand L2284”. Height 26.75”. Compass diameter 9.75”. 500/1,000

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355.

TWO-PART DROP-LEAF TABLE FROM THE S.S. GOVERNOR COBB OF THE EASTERN STEAMSHIP LINE Early 19th Century In mahogany. Rectangular molded-edge top fitted with recessed covered pen and ink holders and a pair of double brass and glass candleholders. Shaped apron. Ring-turned legs joined by cross stretchers. Ornate brass key-form locking floor bolts at center of stretchers. Height 30”. Length fully extended 101”. Width 40”. 2,000/3,000

355

The Governor Cobb was America’s first turbine-powered steamboat. Named for Maine governor William T. Cobb, the 289-foot ship launched in 1906. From her homeport of Bath, Maine, she sailed the New England coast until 1937, when she was recruited for naval service during World War II. In June 1944 she was converted to the first helicopter launching ship. She was scrapped in 1947.

Provenance: Originally owned by Eastern Steamship employee Edward Waldron, who acquired the table in the late 1930s during an overhaul of the Governor Cobb. By descent in the Waldron family.

357 356

356.

AFTER FRED PANSING American, 19th Century “Fall River Line. Mammoth Palace Steamer Bristol ...”. Published by Endicott & Co., New York. After the original work by Pansing. Chromolithograph, 25.5” x 37.5”. Unframed. 600/900

357.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE GREAT EASTERN Late 19th Century Depicts the famous steam/sailer flying various flags from each mast and with steam emanating from each of the ship’s five smokestacks. “The Great-Eastern Steamship” with crown at center of wheel cover. Two small sailing vessels off her side. 8” x 12.5” sight. Framed 13.5” x 18.25”. 900/1,200

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358, two views

150

The oceanliner S.S. Saale is perhaps most well known for the damage she sustained in the Hoboken Docks Fire on June 30, 1900. She was owned by the North German Lloyd Company of Bremen and was built in Glasgow in 1886. She primarily sailed between Bremen and New York until she sank in the infamous docks fire, in which 99 of her passengers and crew were killed. She was later raised and rebuilt and sold multiple times before she was broken up permanently in 1924. The Hoboken Docks Fire damaged three vessels, multiple buildings and took more than 300 lives. Following the tragedy, regulations were revised to require portholes be large enough to allow a person to escape.

358.

PRESENTATION AXE COMMEMORATING THE LAUNCH OF THE S.S. SAALE Dated 1886 With silver blade and an ivory handle with silver collar. Blade engraved “Presented to Miss Ethel Frost by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Limd. On the Occasion of the Launch of the S.S. ‘Saale’, 21st April, 1886” on one side and with the emblem of the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company on the other side. Blade and collar also engraved with bands of stylized garlands. Silver with hallmarks for Charles Edwards, London, 1885. Length 11.5”. 1,000/1,500

359.

FOLDING CHAIR OFF A YACHT Circa 1900 By J. Herbert McNair. Mahogany frame with brass mounts and tufted black leather upholstery. Height when folded 52.5”. 500/1,000

360.

BRONZE PLAQUE ENGRAVED “NOTICE - CONSERVE AMERICAN WATER DRINK SCOTCH WHISKEY” Also marked “Property of Ben Line Steamers - Glasgow -” and “Ship’s Barkeep”. Copper plaque affixed to a wooden backboard with copper mounting brackets. Overall 9” x 12.5”. 200/300

361.

“SPAR VARNISH” BOTTLE Early 20th Century Amber glass bottle with sterling silver overlay lettering and decoration of a sloop. Silver marked “Sterling”. Height 5.75”. 250/350

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362.

GROUP OF PERIOD AMERICA’S CUP YACHT PHOTOGRAPHS Circa 1901 Attributed to James Burton (American, fl. 1893-1903). Includes a total of six images, including views of Constitution (1901), Resolute (1903), the schooner Gitana, Columbia (1901), Columbia (1901), and another of a one-design yacht Tunipo from about the same period. Each matted and contained within an archival box. Box 13.25” x 16.25”. 800/1,200

362, six

363.

CASED MODEL OF THE PILOT BOAT MARY TAYLOR 19th Century Plaque on base engraved “Pilot Boat Mary Taylor 1842”. Case height 18.5”. Length 19.5”. Width 4.5”. 400/800

363

364.

FINE SCALE MODEL OF A SLOOP YACHT Circa 1995 Made by Castello Ship Models, Queens, New York. Yacht possibly a Swan design. Painted bottom and top sides. Deck and deckhouse painted white. Rigged with standing and running rigging, brass mast and boom, ventilators, winches, etc. Displayed on an oak base. Height on base 28”. Length 26.25”. Width 10.5”. 600/800 364

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365.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A TUG Second Half of the 19th Century Detailed vessel with black hull and cotton smoke emanating from the stack. Painted background includes forts off her bow and stern, both flying American flags. Overall 21” x 32.5”. 1,200/1,500

365

366.

EXCEPTIONAL SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A TWO-MASTED STEAM-SAIL VESSEL Second Half of the 19th Century Vessel with black hull and red bottom and painted trailboard details. Painted background with a lightship and lettering. Overall 22.75” x 34”. 1,000/1,500

366

367.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF AN AMERICAN-FLAGGED SAILING SHIP Last Quarter of the 19th Century Vessel with black hull with a white line showing gunports, and a beautifully carved figurehead under the bowsprit. Painted background includes three sailing vessels off her stern, and a lighthouse and a steam/sail vessel off her bow. Overall 24” x 38”. 1,200/1,500

367

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368.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SAILING SHIP Contemporary Vessel with black hull and red rub rail is flying the American flag off a mast. Painted land, sea and sky background. Signed on backboard lower right with conjoined monogram “AWE” and “[?] Eaton”, and dated 2000. Overall 18” x 22.5”. 500/800

368

369.

SHADOW BOX DIORAMA OF A THREE-MASTED CLIPPER SHIP, LIGHTHOUSE AND DISMASTED SHIP Last Quarter of the 19th Century Clipper ship with black hull and red rub rail is flying the American flag off her stern. Painted ocean and sky background. Overall 30.25” x 35.25”. 700/1,000

369

370.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF AN AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP HEADED TO NORWAY American, Early 20th Century Ship under full sail detailed with masts, rigging and sails. Set in a molded and painted sea. Painted sky background. Oak frame with gold liner. Overall 26.5” x 40”. 1,000/1,500

370

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371

371.

372.

LARGE SHADOW BOX MARITIME DIORAMA Late 19th/Early 20th Century A three-masted ship at center has a lighthouse off her stern and a sidewheel steamship off her bow. Vessels set into a composition sea. Background painted blue. Overall 27.75” x 48.75”. 1,500/2,500

373.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A TOPSAIL SCHOONER First Quarter of the 20th Century Vessel flying a U.S. naval ensign off the stern. Housed in a carved oak frame. Overall 13” x 17.5”. 400/600

374.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP Late 19th Century Ship with black hull and blue bottom. Set in a plaster sea. Background painted white. Overall 17” x 17.5”. 500/700 Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction. Private Connecticut Collection.

CASED RIVA AQUARAMA RUNABOUT MODEL Late 20th Century Purportedly made by Riva Motorsports. Case height 12.5”. Length 41”. Width 14”. 800/1,200 Provenance: George Masterson, owner of Seaport Marine, Mystic, Connecticut.

154

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375.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP American, Early 20th Century Ship painted white and rigged with sails and rigging. Set into a paper sea. Painted background. Overall 17” x 12.5”. 400/600

375

376.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SAILING VESSEL Late 19th Century Overall 16.5” x 24.5”. 400/600

376

377.

SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP Late 19th Century Positioned off a lighthouse with a tugboat off her bow. Overall 14” x 23.5”. 400/700

377

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378.

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF THE EAGLE Circa 1858 “Eagle of Liverpool, John Evans Master Entering Naples, January 31, 1858”. Provides a side view of the ship with Naples and an erupting Mount Etna in the background. Possibly the work of Michele Funno (Italian, fl. 1840-1858). Watercolor on paper, 19” x 25”. Framed 28” x 34”. 400/600 Provenance: K.R. Martin Collection.

378

379.

MARSHALL JOHNSON Massachusetts, 1850-1921 A ship in the fog with two men in a small boat approaching and another ship in the distance. Signed lower left “Marshall Johnson”. Oil on canvas, 10” x 14”. Framed 13.5” x 17.5”. 3,000/5,000

379

380.

EDWARD GRIFFITH United States, b. 1937 “Backing Off”. Depicts the Tug Charles D. McAllister. Signed lower left “Griffith”. Titled verso. Acrylic on board, 12” x 15”. Framed 18.5” x 21.5”. 800/1,200

380

Provenance: Maritime Arts Gallery at Mystic Seaport. A Mystic, Connecticut estate.

381.

JOE SELBY Florida, 1893-1960 “U.S.C.G.C. ‘Comanchee’”. Signed lower right “J. Selby”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil, 13” x 21”. Framed 15.5” x 22.5”. 1,200/1,800

381

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382

383

382.

Roy Cross United Kingdom, b. 1924

“The Lexington off Old Philadelphia”. Signed and dated lower right “Roy Cross 1994”. Titled verso. Watercolor and gouache, 22” x 30”. Framed 30” x 38.5”. 6,000/9,000 The Lexington was one of the first ships in the fledgling U.S. Navy. While her career was brief she saw extensive action at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. She traveled to France in 1777 and was eventually captured by the British.

383.

The Peter Burlington. Signed and dated lower left “Roy Cross 1979”. Watercolor and gouache, 22” x 30”. Framed 30” x 38.5”. 6,000/9,000

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384

384.

BRIAN COOLE United States/United Kingdom, b. 1939 Boston Harbor. Signed lower right “Brian Coole”. Oil on board, 16” x 20”. Framed 22” x 26”. 1,500/2,500

385.

BRIAN COOLE United States/United Kingdom, b. 1939 Clipper ship Commodore. Signed lower left “Brian Coole”. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 23” x 33”. 1,500/2,500

385

386.

GORDON HOPE GRANT New York/California/United Kingdom, 1875-1962 “On the Cod Banks”. Signed lower left “Gordon Grant”. Titled verso. Oil on masonite, 12” x 16”. Framed 17” x 21”. 800/1,200

387.

GORDON HOPE GRANT New York/California/United Kingdom, 1875-1962 “Bon Voyage”. Depicts a tug escorting a three-masted schooner. Signed and dated lower right “Gordon Grant 1950”. Titled on frame plaque. Watercolor and gouache, 20” x 27” sight. Framed 31” x 37”. 2,000/3,000

386

387

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388

389

388.

GORDON HOPE GRANT 389. GORDON HOPE GRANT New York/California/United Kingdom, 1875-1962 New York/California/United Kingdom, 1875-1962 “The King’s Ship”. Signed lower left “Gordon Grant”. Titled “Outer China ‘Crost the Bay”. Signed lower left. Titled on verso. Oil on canvas, 50” x 60”. Framed 57.5” x 67.5”. stretcher and plaque. Oil on canvas, 40.5” x 50”. Framed 6,000/8,000 44.5” x 54”. 4,000/6,000 Provenance: Christie’s, New York, January 31, 2007, Lot #321.

Provenance: Comenos Fine Arts, Boston.

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390.

FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Cutty Sark. Titled and signed verso “Cutty Sark Frank Vining Smith”. Oil on masonite, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 36”. 3,000/5,000

390

391.

HENRY SCOTT United Kingdom, 1911-2005 “Sunset off of Land’s End - The Cutty Sark”. Signed lower left “Henry Scott”. Oil on canvas, 20” x 24”. Framed 26.5” x 30.5”. 2,500/3,500

391

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Charles Bridgeman Vickery Illinois, 1913-1998

392.

“Off Shore”, a two-masted sailing vessel off the coast. Signed lower right “Charles Vickery”. Titled on 1996 Rockport Art Association exhibition label verso. Oil on canvas board, 8.5” x 11.5” sight. Framed 14.5” x 17.5”. 1,000/1,500 392

393.

“In the Blue Pacific Clipper ‘Lightning’”. Signed lower right “Vickery”. Titled verso. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 24.5” x 34.5”. 1,500/2,500 393

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394

394.

“The Eyes of the Fleet”. Signed lower right “Montague Dawson”. Titled in a later hand verso. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 26” x 36”. 12,000/18,000 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

This painting is from Dawson’s WWI series “The War at Sea 1914-1918”. Dawson spent these years as an officer in the Royal Navy, mostly on freighters and minesweepers, and continued to draw and paint during this period. It was during this time he started to produce works for The Sphere magazine documenting the war at sea.

Montague Dawson United Kingdom, 1890-1973 Lots 394-395

162

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395

395.

The Cutty Sark. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 32” x 44”. 40,000/60,000

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163


Roger Desoutter United Kingdom, b. 1923 396

396.

“The Good Samaritan”. Signed lower left “Roger Desoutter”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 29” x 42”. 800/1,200 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

397.

“The Queen Margaret Preparing for Departure”. Signed lower right “Roger Desoutter”. Titled on label verso. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 29” x 41”. 800/1,200 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

397

398.

The Normandie being escorted out of New York Harbor. Signed lower right “Roger Desoutter”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 29” x 41”. 1,000/2,000 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

398

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399, pair

400

401

402

399.

JOHN BENTHAM DINSDALE United Kingdom, 1927-2008 Pair of pirate scenes. Signed lower left and right “John Bentham Dinsdale”. Oils on board, 8” x 10”. Framed 13 x 15”. 2,000/3,000

401.

Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

400.

ANTHONY D. BLAKE New Zealand, b. 1951 “Fast Running”. Signed lower right “A.D. Blake ‘83”. Titled verso. Acrylic on board, 18” x 24”. Framed 19” x 25”. 1,500/2,500

MARINUS JOHANNES DE JONGERE The Netherlands, 1912-1978 A ship under sunset skies. Signed lower right “M. de Jongere”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 39.25”. Framed 29” x 44.5”. 500/1,000 Provenance: The Collection of the late George Makris.

402.

CAPTAIN JOSIAH GREEN United States, 20th Century “A Cape Horn Passage in ‘Lighting’ August 28th, 1854 Captain Bully Forbes”. Signed lower right “Green ‘87”. Titled lower center. Watercolor, 12” x 19” sight. Framed 23” x 29”. 300/500

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404 403

405 406

166

403.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE “BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES” Late 19th Century Depicts a coastal scene with Britannia on a chariot drawn by a lion at right and a ship and lighthouse at left. 21.25” x 27.25” sight. Framed 25” x 31”. 1,500/2,500

405.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH THREE-MASTED MAN-OF-WAR Late 19th Century Flying colorful flags throughout the rigging and a large British flag off the stern. Ship flanked by two small sailing vessels and has forts off the stern and bow. 11.5” x 15.5” sight. Framed 15.5” x 20”. 1,000/1,500

404.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE WITH BRITISH PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Late 19th Century Depicts a circular portrait of a British three-masted ship. Portrait is flanked by three flags on each side and has a crown and crossed swords above and a thistle design below. 14” x 19.5” sight. Framed 19.25” x 24.75”. 1,200/1,500

406.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A FIVE-MASTED SHIP 19th Century A British steam/sail topsail schooner with puffy sails. 13.5” x 21.5” sight. Framed 18.25” x 26.25”. 1,000/1,500

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407 408

410 409

407.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A THREE-MASTED BRITISH SHIP Late 19th Century Tugboat and lighthouse in foreground. Paper flags and pennants. 9.25” x 10.75” sight. Framed 12.75” x 14.25”. 500/800

409.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH THREE-MASTED SHIP Late 19th Century With a lighthouse off her bow. Beautifully executed bowsprit and figurehead. 17.5” x 24.25” sight. Framed 22.75” x 29.5”. 1,200/1,800

408.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF AN ACTIVE MARITIME SCENE Late 19th Century Depicts three British three-masted ships and a British topsail schooner. 15” x 19.5” sight. Framed 18” x 22.5”. 1,200/1,800

410.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH THREE-MASTED STEAM/SAILER Late 19th Century Two British flags and a long red pennant fly from the masts. Lighthouse off her stern. 9.75” x 14.5” sight. Framed 14.25” x 19.25”. 600/900

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411.

PAIR OF ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURES Early 20th Century One depicts a French three-masted sailing ship with a lighthouse off her bow and a steamship off her stern. Other depicts a British warship with a lighthouse off her stern and a sloop off her bow. Both 5.5” x 10.5” sight. Framed 7.75” x 12.75”. 500/800

412.

WOOLWORK TAPESTRY OF ENGLISH MILITARY INTEREST Late 19th Century In an unusual ‘T’ shape. Titled “North Devon Semper Fidelis” and “Burma 1892”. Black and white photograph of a gentleman and his dog inset at center. 20” x 15.5”. Framed 23” x 30”. 800/1,200

413.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP Late 19th/Early 20th Century With a fort off her bow and a coastline with houses off her stern. 8.5” x 10.5” sight. Framed 13.25” x 15.25”. 400/700

414.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A RIVER SCENE Late 19th Century Depicts a tender towing a ship, a hilly coastline and a lighthouse, all executed in muted colors. 9.25” x 15.75” sight. Framed 12.75” x 18.75”. 300/400

415.

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH THREE-MASTED WARSHIP 19th Century Ship with olive green hull is flying the British flag and a long red pennant. 11.5” x 14.25” sight. Framed 15.25” x 18”. 500/700

411, pair

412

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416.

WALNUT CHART CHEST American, 19th Century Dovetail construction. Lift-top with molded edge. Rope beckets. Height 12.75”. Width 51.5”. Depth 13.75”. 500/800

417.

SHIP CAPTAIN’S BURLED WALNUT CHART WEIGHT 19th Century Stamped on top “J.C. Wilson”. Thought to have been owned by Captain John Wilson of the brig Minnie Schiffer, famous for rescuing passengers off the steamship Connaught when it burned October 1860. Height 3”. Width 4”. 200/400

418.

419.

BLUEBACK CHART “GREAT BRITAIN, IRELAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL ...” BY J.S. HOBBS Dated 1851 with additions to 1856. Approx. 39.25” x 73”. 300/500

420.

BLUEBACK CHART “BAY OF BENGAL” BY JAMES IMRAY & SON, LONDON Dated 1864 40.5” x 52”. 300/400

421.

TWO BLUEBACK CHARTS 1) “Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean” by E. & G.W. Blunt. Dated 1857. Torn and in poor condition. Approx. 38” x 50”. 2) “The North Sea” by J.S. Hobbs. Dated 1858. Some foxing and staining. Approx. 39.25” x 51”. 250/350

BLUEBACK CHART “WESTERN PORTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA” BY IMRAY & SON, LONDON 41.25” x 75.25”. 300/500

416

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422

423

422.

CASED MODEL OF THE AMERICAN TOPSAIL SCHOONER THE EAGLE Built by William Hitchcock many years ago. Plank on frame construction, with exposed ribs and mahogany planking. Planked deck with fine cabin details. Case height 26.5”. Length 36.25”. Width 16.5”. 1,000/1,500

423.

CASED MODEL OF THE CLIPPER SHIP LIGHTNING 20th Century Hull built up from the solid. Painted green bottom, gold waterline, black topsides, and white and natural deck. Marked on underside of case “Case 1968 Wm D. Knott Barnstable Mass”. Case height 26.5”. Length 38.75”. Width 12”. 700/1,000

424.

MODEL OF A MOTOR LAUNCH Early 20th Century White hull with red bottom. Nicely detailed pilot house and awning covering the stern. Fitted into a cradle. Overall height 9.5”. Length 17”. 300/500

425.

CASED SAILOR-MADE MODEL OF A GAFF-RIGGED SLOOP Dated 1926 Sloop with black hull, deep blue deck and scrolled billethead. Housed in its original black case with crusty finish. Retains handwritten note on reverse of case dated Dec. 26, 1926 mentioning 1910, Long Island and the catboat “Rainbow”. Note written on stationery from the “Flagship Gypsy” with image of two crossed burgees. Case height 22”. Width 22.5”. Depth 8.5”. 500/800

426.

CASED MODEL OF THE FOUR-MASTED SHIP FORT JACKSON First Half of the 20th Century Vessel with black hull and a full set of sails. Set in a molded rough sea. Case height 13”. Length 25.5”. Width 8”. 300/500

425

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427.

CASED MODEL OF THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION Plank on frame construction. Planked deck with cannon, grating, stove pipe, helm, skylights, etc. Fully rigged with standing and running cords. Mounted into a free-standing mahogany display case. Case height 63”. Length 46”. Width 19”. 3,000/5,000

427

428.

WELL-DETAILED MODEL OF THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION WITH ALL BUILDING DOCUMENTATION 20th Century Hull with copper painted bottom, black topsides and scored veneer deck. Deck detailed with headrails, pin and fife rails, stovepipe, capstan, ship’s boats stacked amidships, cannons, double ship’s wheel, etc. Rigged with a bowsprit, masts, spars, standing and running rigging, etc. Displayed on a brass cradle within a mahogany and glass case. Includes a box of plans and additional documentation. Case height 30”. Length 43.5”. Width 17.5”. 4,000/6,000 428

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430, two views

429.

SIX ITEMS PERTAINING TO THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION 19th and 20th Century A papier-mâché snuff box depicting Isaac Hull, two framed prints of the Constitution, a framed period newspaper article about the Constitution’s victory over the Guerriere, and two books, Papers of Commodore Hull and Captain of Old Ironsides. Snuff box diameter 3.5”. Newspaper frame 17.75” x 14”. 300/500

430.

INLAID AND VENEERED WALNUT BOX, PROBABLY SAILOR-MADE Second Half of the 19th Century Dovetail construction. Lid depicts a three-masted ship flying pennants from each mast. Interior fitted with a tray that pulls out to reveal an open compartment with three small drawers at one side. Pull-out tray with six open compartments and six lidded compartments. The four lidded compartments at each corner have a checkerboard design, and the central compartment is marked “Wilma”. Height 5.5”. Width 15.25”. Depth 11.25”. 1,000/1,500

431.

SEA CAPTAIN’S LIQUOR CHEST First Half of the 19th Century Oak chest with iron lock, handles and hinges. Contains twelve gilt-decorated blown glass liquor bottles in two sizes. Chest height 10”. Width 16”. Depth 10.5”. Includes contemporary stand. 700/1,000

431

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PAIR OF BECKETS FOR A SEA CHEST Late 19th Century Made from twine and thin rope. Painted red, white and blue. Lengths 7.5”. Widths 5.5”. 250/350

433.

SAILOR’S KNOT BOARD First Half of the 20th Century More than thirty knots on a plywood plaque. Each knot is identified with a Roman numeral; a large triangular board with key is included. Signed on plaque lower right “Made by Guy D. Cockburn Garrison, NY for the good ship Commander”. 300/500

434.

WOODEN PATENT SWIVEL-EYE BLOCK 19th Century With wooden cheeks, sheave and eye, and metal collar. Signed by maker on interior. Length 10”. 200/300 435

435. CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN SHIP’S CHANDLER FIGURE American or English, 19th Century A captain holding a quadrant and wearing a naval hat, blue coat and white pants. Height 35.5”. 5,000/7,000

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436

436.

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CARVED GILDED WOODEN SPREAD-WING EAGLE Second Half of the 19th Century Perched upon a carved wooden base with “4” carved into front. Nicely detailed feather carvings, particularly on body, underside of wings and tail. Retains original iron supports for wings and body. Sizable hole drilled through wing support, body and base, possibly so it could be mounted on a pilot house. Height 33.5”. Wingspan 63.5”. Approx. depth 30”. 5,000/10,000

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LARGE SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD Mid-19th Century An attractive lady with long hair and veil cascading down her back and a beautifully carved flowing gown with an oval clasp on the sash at her waist. Foliate scroll design at base, where figurehead would attach to ship. Mounted so she stands in an upright position. Height approx. 91.5”. Width approx. 29.5”. Depth of figurehead approx. 31”. 10,000/15,000

437

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438.

BRASS-BOUND OAK GROG BARREL First Half of the 20th Century Removable top with inlaid brass six-pointed star and a brass acorn-form finial. “The Queen God Bless Her” in brass lettering on side. Height 21.5”. Diameter 18”. 500/1,000

438

439.

TWO SHIP’S DOCUMENT BOXES American, Mid-19th Century Together with John Alden yacht blueprints. Both boxes under deep blue paint. One with “S.D.D. 1850” in yellow lettering. The other with “S.D.D. & Son 1853” in yellow lettering. Heights 10”. Widths 22”. Depths 12”. 400/600 From the Claflin Estate, Marion, Massachusetts.

439

440.

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CARVED WOODEN BILLETHEAD Third Quarter of the 19th Century With deeply carved foliate design. Under old paint. Retains old label marked “Billethead from the schooner ‘Ann Edmonds’ 1874”. Also marked “MDCCCLXXIV”. Height 6.5”. Length 19.5”. Width 4.25”. 700/1,000 Provenance: West Sea Co., May 2, 1993, Addenda Lot. Antique Depot, Nantucket Massachusetts.

440

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441.

ROYAL NAVY SAILING AND FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS ... 18th Century The Sailing And Fighting Instructions or Signals As they are Observed in the Royal Navy of Great Britain by Jonathan Greenwood. Contains partially colored illustrations of various warships flying different arrangements of flags, all notated with what the flags signify. Includes a section for “Signalls In a Fogg”, with illustrations and notes on cannon firing, and “Signalls by Night”, with illustrations of both ships and cannons. Introduction dedicates the volume to the six Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty and notes “My Publishing this Performance is not with any design of derogating from the Value and Usefullness of ye Printed Instructions; this being an Exact Coppy of them. But what I have Endeavore’d at, is the putting them in such a Method, as may make them more Easily and Readily found out and likewise to supply the Inferiour Officers ...”. 12 mo. Newer calf binding with red spine band with title “Signals at Sea”. 2,000/3,000

442

441

442.

TERRESTRIAL POCKET GLOBE BY NICHOLAS LANE Dated 1776 Includes its original shagreen case with interior celestial paper lining. Globe marked “A New Globe of the Earth by N. Lane” in a cartouche and “1776 Prockter fc” just outside cartouche. Depicts the tracks of Captain Cook and Commodore Anson. Diameter approx. 2.75”. 1,800/2,500

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443

444

443.

TWO-PART BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD CAMPAIGN CHEST 19th Century Upper case with two half drawers over a full-width drawer. Lower case with two full-width drawers and turned feet. Drawers fitted with period recessed brass hardware. Height 48”. Width 41.5”. Depth 19.5”. 1,200/1,800

444.

TWO-PART BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN CHEST English, 19th Century Upper case with two half drawers over a full-width drawer. Lower case with two full-width drawers and turned feet. Drawers fitted with recessed brass hardware. Height 47.5”. Width 45”. Depth 21.25”. 1,200/1,500

445.

BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD LIFT-TOP CHEST 19th Century Brass bail handles at sides and recessed handles at front. Height 15”. Width 33.75”. Depth 13”. 300/500 Provenance: Lincoln Colcord.

446.

446, pair

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PAIR OF FRENCH NAVAL ENGRAVINGS 19th Century “Combats Navals” and “Representation De Toute Sorte De Batimens De Guerre”. On paper, 23” x 28.5” sight. Framed 28” x 33.5”. 1,500/2,500 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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447

447.

ILLUSTRATED SHIP’S JOURNAL Circa 1810 Journal of Seth Barlow “for his own Amusement” kept onboard the brig Nancy, one part covering a “Voyage from New York Towards Gottenbourg, Began Monday March 26th AD 1810”, then later “a passage from Christien Sound in Norway to Newry in Ireland”, all under captain Nathan Briggs. Written in a flourished calligraphy with ink drawings of ships, fish, whales, porpoises, birds and other sealife throughout. Barlow, from Rochester, Massachusetts, also included a list of items he purchased and brought onboard, including shoes, paper, knife, tobacco, cigars, etc., with the price he paid for each item. Other crew members include Timothy Hillar, Allen Dexter, Silas Briggs, Silvanus Briggs, Thomas Hendrick, Joseph Smith and two boys. Other locales mentioned include Mull of Cantire, Isle of Man, Carlingford and Warren’s Point. The last entry is dated May 20, 1811. Retains what appears to be its original handstitched canvas cover, approx. 13.75” x 8.75”. Pages approx. 12.5” x 8”. 3,000/5,000

448.

SHIP’S WARRANT FOR THE SLOOP LOIS OF SANTO DOMINGO Dated August 1685. 700/1,000 Provenance: Louis Joseph Auction Galleries, Boston, May 1975, Lot #325A. 448

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448

449.

Thomas Willis New York, 1850-1925 Lots 449-453

Provenance: Gordon Titcomb Fine American Antiques & Art, Woodbury, Connecticut, October 2000. Private Connecticut Collection.

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Portrait of the New York Yacht Club steam/sail yacht Avenel. Flying the American flag off her stern and the New York Yacht Club burgee off her foremast. Sandy Hook lightship off her bow. Nicely executed deckworks, trailboards and figures on deck. No visible signature. Housed in a period frame with plaque marked “Ship “’Avenel’ Thomas Willis 1850-1912”. Includes a copy of a photograph of the ship from the Mystic Seaport Museum archives. Oil on canvas with applied silkwork, 20” x 36”. Framed 30” x 45.75”. 3,000/4,000

The Avenel was a wood screw schooner steamer yacht designed by Philip Elsworth and built by Theo. Durant (or Durand), New York, in 1888. She was owned by H. Raymond.

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451.

Portrait of the New York Yacht Club steam/sail yacht Elsa. Exceptionally executed water and finely detailed yacht with numerous figures on deck and a cabin parlor complete with tie-back drapes. A New York Yacht club burgee flies from the foremost, an owner’s swallowtail flies from the aft mast, and a brightly rendered American flag flies off her stern. Signed lower right “T Willis”. Oil on canvas with applied silkwork, 19” x 34.75”. Framed 25.75” x 41.75”. 2,500/3,500

450

Two America’s Cup yachts beating to windward. Sandy Hook Lightship off their bows. The yachts are believed to be the Shamrock and the Endeavor. Signed lower right “T. Willis”. Oil on canvas with applied silkwork, 17.5” x 31.5” sight. Framed 21.5” x 35.5”. 4,000/6,000 Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, December 2002, Lot #76B. Private Connecticut Collection.

451

452.

American three-masted sailing ship Forward with pilot boat #15 off her bow. The Forward is flying an American flag and a house flag from the center mast and has multiple figures on deck. Beautifully painted water and distant landscape. Signed lower right “T. Willis. 1907”. Titled lower center “Forward”. Housed in a gilt frame within a shadow box. Oil on canvas with applied silkwork, 18” x 32”. Framed 25.5” x 39.25”. 5,000/7,000 Provenance: Descended in the same family from at least 1935, possibly the original owners. Southport Antiques, Southport, North Carolina. Private Connecticut Collection.

453.

452

An American steam/sail yacht. Monogrammed lower right “TW”. Oil on canvas with applied silkwork, 16.5” x 28”. Framed 19” x 31”. 800/1,200

453

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454.

ENGLISH SCHOOL 19th Century The ship Amity off the coast of Dover. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 25” x 40.5”. Framed 28” x 43”. 1,500/2,500

454

455.

L.M. COOKE Probably British, Last Quarter of the 19th Century A three-masted sailing ship with a sloop off her bow. Signed and dated lower left “L.M. Cooke 1881”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 28” x 41.5”. 800/1,200

455

456.

W.S. COLSON Early 20th Century “Ship S.F. Hersey Built Oct 1865 ...”. Signed lower right “W.S. Colson”. Titled lower center. Oil on canvas, 27” x 33”. Framed 31” x 38”. 1,200/1,800

456

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457

458

457.

CHINESE SCHOOL 19th Century China Trade portrait of an English steam/sail vessel. Unsigned. Copy of an old label verso marked “Foo Heng Up Stairs Ship Portrait Painter ... Hong Kong”. Oil on canvas, 26” x 36”. Framed 32” x 42”. 2,500/3,500

458.

CHINESE SCHOOL 19th Century The clipper Commodore T.H. Allen off Hong Kong. Unsigned. Identified on label verso. Oil on canvas, 26” x 35”. Framed 30” x 39”. 2,000/3,000

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459

459.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century Portrait of a ship’s captain holding a telescope. Inscribed lower left. Mixed media on paper, 27” x 18.5” sight. Framed 33.5” x 25.5”. 400/600

460.

TWO WORKS ON PAPER DEPICTING SHIPS 19th Century 1) Double-sided watercolor. Obverse depicts a British 120-gun ship. Upper left corner with index pertaining to the ship’s rigging. Dated “6 Jan. 1866” upper right corner. Reverse depicts a clipper ship with similar index at upper left corner. Framed 10.75” x 13.25”. 2) Pencil drawing of a Royal Navy Man-of-War. Ship’s rigging is numbered, with a key affixed verso. Framed 10” x 12.5”. 500/700

461.

JAY ARNOLD Massachusetts, 1890“Down Channel”, a portrait of the clipper ship Georg Stage. Signed lower right “J. Arnold”. Inscribed lower left “Down Channel”. Watercolor on paper, 15.5” x 24” sight. Framed 35” x 40”. 1,000/1,500

461

460, two

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462

462.

THOMAS BIRCH Pennsylvania, 1779-1851 “A Treacherous Cove”. Circa 1830. Signed and dated indistinctly lower right “T. Birch 18...”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, oval 31” x 36”. Framed 37” x 43”. 30,000/40,000 Provenance: Collection of Mrs. George Arden, New York. Christie’s, Sale 1257, July 29, 2003, Lot #153. From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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463 464

463.

EDUARD SCHMIDT German, 1806-1862 Ship at a pier. Signed lower left “E. Schmidt”. Oil on canvas laid down on board, 12.75” x 10.5”. Framed 19” x 17”. 800/1,200

464.

GUSTAVE DE BREANSKI United Kingdom, 1856-1898 Fishing boats returning to harbor. Signed lower right “Gustave de Breanski”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 42”. 1,200/1,800 Provenance: A Connecticut Estate.

465. 465

ITALIAN SCHOOL 19th Century A British ram bow paddlewheeler off the coast of Naples. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 9.5” x 13”. Framed 12” x 15.25”. 1,200/1,800 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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466.

AMERICAN OR FRENCH SCHOOL Mid-20th Century Portrait of a captain holding a spyglass, with a lighthouse and vessels in the background. Signed and dated center right “V. Poriet f. 1855”. Oil on canvas, 30” x 24”. Framed 35” x 29”. 2,000/3,000

467.

REGINALD NICKERSON Massachusetts, 1915-1999 The maiden voyage of the Sir Thomas J. Lipton, a fourmasted schooner. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas, 24” x 38.5”. Framed 28.25” x 43.25”. 2,000/3,000 Reginald Nickerson painted as William C. Trenholm and Thaddeus Bannister before he began signing his paintings Reginald Nickerson. 466

467

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468.

MIXED MEDIA DRAWING “H.M.S. EMERALD. 51-GUNS” “In a gale of wind in the north Atlantic Oct 1867”. Signed lower right “Drawn by J Tucker H.M.S. Emerald”. Housed in fine inlaid frame with foliate design. On paper, 16” x 20” sight. Framed 19” x 23”. 1,000/1,500 The H.M.S. Emerald launched in 1856 and was decommissioned on November 7, 1863. The ship’s muster provides record of a John Tucker serving aboard the ship as a seaman from the spring of 1861 until it was decommissioned. The ship notably encountered a severe gale off Newfoundland in October 1861, and this drawing is perhaps Tucker’s recollection of the event on its six-year anniversary.

468

469.

PAIR OF REVERSE-PAINTED PORTRAITS OF THE SHANNON AND THE CHESAPEAKE 19th Century Both with pastel seascape backgrounds. Signed illegibly lower left and right. 11.25” x 15” sight. Framed 15.25” x 19.25”. 800/1,200

470.

ROBERT SPRING Maine, 20th Century A brig in rough seas. In the manner of J.M.W. Turner. Signed lower left “Spring”. Oil on artist panel, 7” x 9” sight. Framed 12” x 14”. 200/300 Provenance: Silva Antiques, Nantucket. Private Collection, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

469, pair

471.

EDMUND DARCH LEWIS Pennsylvania, 1835-1910 Newport, Rhode Island. Signed and dated lower right “Edmund D. Lewis 1887”. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9” x 20” sight. Framed 16” x 27.25”. 800/1,200

471

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472

473

474

475

472.

CLEMENT DREW 474. ITALIAN SCHOOL Mid-19th Century Massachusetts, 1806-1889 The British ship Dexterous entering Naples. Unsigned. “Long Island, Boston Harbor”. Signed lower right “C. Drew”. Inscribed verso “Long Island, Boston Harbor. By C. Mixed media on paper, 19” x 28.25”. Framed 23.5” x 33”. Drew 1885”. Oil on canvas, 18” x 30”. Framed 22” x 34”. 800/1,200 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Provenance: 1828 House, Chester, Vermont, 2001. Private Collection, Wisconsin. Private Connecticut Collection. Eldred’s, July 17, 2008. Private Collection, New York.

473.

WESLEY ELBRIDGE WEBBER Massachusetts, 1841-1914 Racing scene. Signed lower right “Wesley Webber”. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Unframed. 1,200/1,800

475.

ATTRIBUTED TO WENDELL MACY Massachusetts, 1845-1913 Portrait of the sidewheel steamship Island Home, a blackhulled ship flying a bold American flag off the stern. Whimsically rendered pilot house resembles a human head wearing a hat. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 10” x 16.25” sight. Framed 15” x 21.5”. 1,000/1,500 Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket.

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Jerome Howes New York/Massachusetts/Vermont, b. 1955

476

477

476.

Racing off the Sandy Hook Lightship. Signed lower right “Jerome Howes”. Oil on masonite, 12” x 24”. Framed 16” x 28”. 1,000/1,500

477.

The paddlewheeler Falcon. Signed lower right “Jerome Howes”. Oil on masonite, 15” x 24”. Framed 19” x 28”. 500/800

478.

The sidewheel steamship Islander. Signed lower right “Jerome Howes”. Oil on masonite, 24” x 36”. Framed 32” x 44”. 2,000/3,000

478

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479.

MILTON JAMES BURNS New York/Ohio, 1853-1933 “A School of Sharks”. Signed lower left “Burns ‘96”. Titled lower margin. Watercolor and gouache, 15” x 18.5” sight. Framed 22” x 26”. 500/700

478

480. PERIOD SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH OF THE U.S.S. AYLWIN Circa 1914 Depicts her in New York Harbor with other naval ships. The U.S.S. Aylwin (DD-47) was the lead ship of her class of destroyers, commissioned in 1914, served in World War I, and decommissioned in 1922. 8.25” x 23.25” sight. Framed 12.25” x 27.25”. 400/600

480

481.

TWO VOLUMES ON SHIPS 1) Culver, Henry B., The Book of Old Ships. Garden City Publishing, 1926(?). 2) Culver, Henry B., Contemporary Scale Models of the Vessels of the 17th Century. N.Y.: Payson & Clarke, 1926. From an edition limited to 1,000. 250/350

482.

TWO MARITIME PRINTS 1) “The ‘America’ Schooner Yacht ...”. Drawn by Oswald Walters Brierly and lithographed by T.G. Dutton. Published by Ackerman & Company, September 5, 1851. 14.25” x 18.75” sight. Framed 21.25” x 25.75”. 2) Lithograph after Frederick Cozzens depicting three Great White Fleet battleships. 7.5” x 12” sight. Framed 17.5” x 22”. 500/700

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483.

LARGE CLASS A POND MODEL American, Early 20th Century Hull built up in plank-on-frame construction. Deadwood keel fitted with lead ballast, keg and brass rudder. Veneer deck with king plank and incised planking. Fitted with jib tack adjuster, jib traveler, mast partners, chain plates, deck hatch, deck blocks, main traveler, and race pennant, all in brass. Rigged as a Marconi sloop, with later main and jib, standing and running rigging, etc. Displayed on a mahogany raised yoke cradle. Height on cradle 110.5”. Length 74.5”. Width 14.5”. 3,000/5,000 From an Important Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.

484.

POND MODEL OF A SLOOP Mid-20th Century Hull painted black with white bootstripe and green bottom. Nicely detailed interior and deckworks. Includes an ebonized wood cradle. Height on cradle 69”. Length 48.5”. Width 14”. 800/1,200

485.

WOODEN OPEN BOAT POND MODEL 19th Century Some damage to interior. Height 13”. Length 41”. Depth 17.25”. 400/600

483

485

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486.

DOCKYARD-STYLE MODEL OF A BRITISH FRIGATE Plank on frame construction. Detail painting in yellow, black and red. Rigged with fifty-three guns, along with two mall boxes of blocks, deadeyes and rigging. Displayed on a mahogany board on two brass pedestals and support struts. Height 13”. Width 46”. Depth 10”. 1,000/1,500

487.

RIGGED MODEL OF THE FRENCH SHIP-OF-THE-LINE LA NEPTUNE 20th Century Hull with painted copper bottom, black waist and two decks of gun ports. Rigged with three masts, standing and running rigging, etc. Displayed on a wooden board. Height 55”. Length 69”. Width 13”. 600/800

488.

MODEL OF THE 18TH CENTURY BRIG CABOT First Half of the 20th Century Hull with natural plank bottom and black and white upper stripes. Fitted with ten deck guns. Mounted on a wooden platform to fit in a case; case not present. Model height 27.5”. Length 32.5”. 1,000/1,500

486

487

488

489

489.

SCRATCH-BUILT MODEL OF A SHIP-OF-THE-LINE Built up in solid construction to the waist. Hull with painted copper bottom, black waist and two gun decks. Deck well-detailed. Rigged with three masts, and standing and running rigging. Displayed on a simple base. Height 48”. Length 35.5”. Width 12”. 800/1,200

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490

491

490.

DOUBLE SAILOR’S VALENTINE 19th Century Composed of multicolored shells. Left side with star and flower design. Right side with “Thinking of You” and a heart and flower design. Octagonal hinged wooden case. Each side 11.75” x 11.75”. 2,000/2,500

491.

SHELLWORK GEOMETRIC DESIGN Late 19th or Early 20th Century Offset triangular pattern composed of various types and colors of shells. Housed in a veneered octagonal hinged covered box with inlaid geometric border. Box height 3.5”. Width 11”. Depth 9”. 500/800

492.

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MOUNTED HOOKED RUG DEPICTING THE FAMOUS SCHOONER BLUENOSE Early 20th Century In shades of brown, tan, black and cream. 32.5” x 43.5”. 500/1,000

493.

LARGE SUNDERLAND ORANGE LUSTRE BOWL English, 19th Century Depicts “The Great Australian Clipper Ship”. Stamped “Scott”. Height 3.5”. Diameter 11.75”. 200/400

494.

HAPPYJACK WHIRLIGIG Early 20th Century With blue cap, white shirt and blue pants. Height 12.5”. Width 12”. 300/500

495.

BRASS SAILOR INKWELL Late 19th/Early 20th Century In the form of a sailor leaning against a capstan near a coil of rope, all on a base that simulates the decking of a ship. Base raised on four anchor-form feet entwined with rope. Capstan with three holes at top, probably to hold pens, and coil of rope contains a glass reservoir for ink. Height 6.5”. Length 7”. 200/300

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496.

497.

498.

FOUR COPPER AND BRASS SHIP’S LANTERNS Early to Mid-20th Century Includes a pair of port and starboard lanterns with marks for Eli Griffiths & Sons Ltd., Birmingham, heights 19”, and two bow lights, one with applied label “Bow Port Patt 23”, heights 14”. 500/1,000

499.

COPPER AND BRASS COMBINATION YACHT LANTERN Last Quarter of the 19th Century Combined port, starboard and masthead light. Retains original three-part interior burner. Height 13.5”. Width 11.5”. Depth 7”. 400/600

500.

BRASS MASTHEAD LIGHT BY PERKO Last Quarter of the 19th Century With Fresnel lens. Retains original interior reservoir and burner, and a period chimney. Original maker’s nameplate on front. Height 20”. 350/500

501.

SEAHORSE COPPER ANCHOR LIGHT Late 19th/Early 20th Century With clear Fresnel lens. Maker’s label on front and anchor tab at top. Period reservoir and burner. Height of lantern 19”. 250/350

BRASS SHIP’S DECK LIGHT Last Quarter of the 19th Century With flat glass lens. Retains original reservoir and burner, and a period chimney. Height 17”. 300/400

BRASS ONION-FORM LAMP Late 19th Century Retains original reservoir and burner. Maker’s label marked “Perkins 10”. Height 18.5”. 300/500

499

500

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CONDITIONS OF SALE 1. CORRECTNESS OF DESCRIPTION: Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Eldred’s) has exercised reasonable care to catalog and describe correctly the property to be sold, but neither Eldred’s nor its consignors warrant the correctness of description, attribution, authenticity, or condition of said property. No statements shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability with respect thereto, but are to be construed as opinions only. Bidders are encouraged to personally examine all property to be sold prior to the beginning of the auction. 2. Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of sale, all bids are per lot as numbered. 3. Eldred’s reserves the right to withdraw any property before the sale. 4. DETERMINATION OF HIGHEST BIDDER: The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer may determine who is the successful bidder or the auctioneer may re-offer the article in dispute and his decision shall be final. 5. REJECTION OF BIDS: The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any nominal raise or any bid or raise which, in his opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the article being offered. At his discretion, he may also reject any nominal raise or any bid that he may determine as having a detrimental effect on the item in question or the sale as a whole. Eldred’s may refuse to issue bidding privileges to any person not in good credit standing with Eldred’s, or to any person who is deemed by Eldred’s in its sole discretion, to be disruptive of or harmful to established auction practices, either before or after the acceptance of bids or the fall of the hammer. 6. TITLE: Except as herein otherwise provided, title will pass to the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer, and the property is thereafter at the purchaser’s sole risk and responsibility. 7. PAYMENT: On title passing to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, and subject to all the conditions set forth herein, such bidder will thereupon pay the full purchase price. Payment in full is due at the time of sale. Any bills not paid in full within 25 days of the date of the sale will accrue interest at a rate of 1.5% per month. In addition, the purchaser may be subject to one or more of the following actions: a) Any and all legal remedies available to Eldred’s and its consignors by law including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price; b) Immediate cancellation of the sale, with Eldred’s retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser; c) Resale of the property at public auction, wherein the original purchaser shall be liable for any deficiency, costs, and Eldred’s commission on both sales. At Eldred’s option, payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until Eldred’s has collected funds represented by checks, or in the case of bank or cashier’s checks, their authenticity has been confirmed. A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 8. ORDER BIDS: Subject to these Conditions of Sale and to such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, but at no charge to the customer, Eldred’s will undertake to execute all order bids submitted to it by a customer who has established credit with said company. Requests for such bidding must be given in writing with such clearness as to leave no room for misunderstanding as to the amount to be bid and must state the catalog number and the name or title of the article to be bid on. Telephone bids must be confirmed in writing or by cable. All bids are kept in strict confidence. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received by Eldred’s will take precedence. Eldred’s shall not be held responsible for errors or failure to execute bids. A deposit of 10% of the total amount bid is required. TELEPHONE BIDS: While the sale is in progress,

bidding by telephone may be allowed by the auctioneer at his discretion. A deposit of 10% of the anticipated top bid is required. Eldred’s shall not be held responsible for any failure to properly execute such a bid whether it be due to equipment failure, loss of connection, or failure to hear or understand the bidder’s directions. Any advice or opinions provided by Eldred’s or its employees are given strictly as a courtesy and are not a warrant of condition, attribution, authenticity, or description of said property. All bidding by telephone is solely at the risk of the bidder. 9. CONDITION: If for any cause whatsoever any article sold cannot be delivered, or cannot be delivered in as good condition as the same may have been at the time of sale, due to a failure or damage on the company’s part, the sale will be cancelled, and any amount that may have been paid on account of the sale will be returned to the purchaser. EXCEPTION: Eldred’s will not be held responsible for damage to picture frames or lampshades. 10. SALES TAX: All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts sales tax (currently 6.25%) unless the purchaser: a) possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption or resale number and registers that number with the company; b) is an out‑of‑state vendor who meets all the requirements of Massachusetts Department of Revenue GLC 64H 1(5) and Directive 89‑10 and registers with the company prior to each purchase; or c) has purchases shipped out of state directly from Eldred’s by a bona fide shipping agent. Dealers, museums, etc. can apply for a Massachusetts number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02204. 11. RESERVES: Unless advertised as an “Unreserved Auction”, all sales may have items subject to reserve (an agreed upon price between the auctioneer and the consignor, below which the article will not be sold). 12. COLLECTION OF PURCHASES: Delivery or shipping arrangements must be made within seven (7) days from the close of the auction for all purchases. All items must be removed from Eldred’s facilities within fourteen (14) days of the end of the auction. All items remaining after fourteen days may be subject to a $5/per item/perday storage fee. No items will be released unless storage fees are paid in full. Items remaining over thirty (30) days from the close of the auction may be sold for the buyer’s account minus auction and storage fees. Items made with whalebone, whale ivory or other protected species will not be shipped internationally without necessary permits. Obtaining said permits is the obligation of the buyer. 13. PACKING: Purchasers are advised that packing and/or handling by Eldred’s employees is undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of customers. In the case of fragile articles, it will be undertaken at the sole discretion of the company. Handling and packing by Eldred’s is at the risk of the purchaser. SHIPPING: When requested, Eldred’s may arrange shipment of paid purchases. Eldred’s will not be responsible for damage or loss once the item has been received by the shipper. In the case of fragile articles, shipping will be undertaken at the sole discretion of the shipper. Please refer to our Advice to Bidders for details. 14. These Conditions of Sale cannot be altered except in writing by Eldred’s or by public announcement by the auctioneer at the time of the sale. 15. Bidding on any article(s) indicates acceptance of the terms set forth above. 16. These Conditions of Sale and any suits arising thereunder shall be construed and governed by the laws of Massachusetts. Revised 1/08/15

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BIDDER PRE-REGISTRATION Thank you for your interest in bidding in our auction. If you have not been a successful bidder with Eldred’s in the past, please help us establish your bidding credentials by completing this form and selecting one of the options that follow. CLIENT INFORMATION Name:

Phone:

Company:

Alternate Phone:

Address:

Email:

City:

All bidders holding a valid Massachusetts or out-of-state resale number must provide their certificate or a copy thereof when registering. Failure to do so will subject the bidder to paying 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax on purchases.

MA Resale #: State:

ZIP:

FINANCIAL REFERENCES Please select one of the following options: 1. DEPOSIT Submit a deposit representing 10% of the total order, either by mailing a check to the address below or providing a credit card number. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover with domestic billing addresses in amounts up to $5,000.00. 2. LETTER OF CREDIT FROM YOUR BANK Please have your bank fax us at 508-385-7201. Letter must be on bank letterhead. 3. AUCTION HOUSE REFERENCE Complete the information requested below. Advance notice is required for this option as it is often difficult to reach the appropriate contact. You may have to authorize release of information. Please be aware Christie’s and Sotheby’s will not divulge any credit information. Auction House:

Auction House Phone:

Contact:

Account #:

Auction House:

Auction House Phone:

Contact:

Account #:

Auction House:

Auction House Phone:

Contact:

Account #:

SIGNATURE (required):

Date:

Bids will not be accepted without your signature on this form. By signing you agree to place the above bids in the auction listed, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale put forth by The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc.

Please send form and deposit to The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. P.O. Box 796, E. Dennis MA 02641 198

www.eldreds.com

info@eldreds.com

Phone: 508-385-3116

Fax: 508-385-7201

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ABSENTEE BID FORM Please clearly print the lot number, the item description and the highest amount you are willing to pay. Please follow the bidding increments outlined in this catalog. Carefully check your bid form. Although we attempt to confirm the description against the lot number, bids are posted by lot number. All bids should be received prior to the day of the sale. Submitting your bids in a timely manner avoids the chance of a posting error. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received by Eldred’s will take precedence. All bids are kept in strict confidence. On the day of the auction, a member of our staff will act as your agent and bid for you, attempting to obtain the lot(s) for you for the lowest possible amount. If you have indicated the highest amount you are willing to pay, you should not be disappointed if you lose an item. Many times you will actually buy it for less than your bid.

Are you a new bidder with Eldred’s? Yes:

No:

If so, please also complete our Buyer Pre-Registration form.

4.

A 10% deposit is required. If you are successful, the amount of your deposit will be applied toward your invoice. If you are not successful, the full amount of your deposit will be returned promptly to you.

5.

A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot, to be paid as part of the purchase price. The buyer’s premium is 20% of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, and 10% of the final bid price over $500,000. All invoices must be paid in full within seven (7) business days of the close of the auction. All sales subject to sales tax unless the item is shipped outside of Massachusetts or Connecticut by a licensed carrier, or if we have a copy of your valid re-sale certificate on file. All sales are subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in this catalog.

6.

The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. offers this service as a convenience to its clients and will not be held responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

SALE TITLE: SALE DATE:

NAME: Lot #

Item Description

Maximum Bid

or “phone” for Telephone Bid

ADDRESS: check if change in address

PHONE: ALTERNATE PHONE: EMAIL: Signature (required): By signing you agree to place the above bids in the auction listed, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale put forth by The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc.

Date: SHIPPING Do you have a tax resale #? Yes: Will pick up:

No:

Ship to address above:

20% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price. See Item 5 above.

or Ship to:

Total 10% Deposit

Have you examined the items listed above? Yes:

No:

All property must be removed from our facility within 28 days of the close of the auction or be subject to a $5 per item/per day storage fee.

Please send form and deposit to The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. P.O. Box 796, E. Dennis MA 02641 www.eldreds.com

info@eldreds.com

Phone: 508-385-3116

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Fax: 508-385-7201

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WORLD RECORDS 

Most expensive piece of scrimshaw ever sold Eldred’s, The Marine Sale, 2017 $456,000

Second most expensive piece of scrimshaw ever sold Eldred’s, The Marine Sale, 2018 $396,000

Is the next record breaker in your collection?

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Ilustrations

202

Front Cover

273

Rear Cover

77, 11, 205A, 405, 441

Artist Index

333

Properties

80

Index

240

This Page

382

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