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THE MARINE SALE noVembeR 21, 2019

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THE MARINE SALE Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. Headquarters 1483 Route 6A P.O. Box 796 East Dennis, MA 02641 (508) 385-3116 fax: (508) 385-7201 MA License #155 Connecticut Office 5 Roosevelt Avenue Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 912-8169 info@eldreds.com www.e ld red s.com

Auction

10 a.m. Eastern at our East Dennis Headquarters

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Terms

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. 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. Items shipped to New York are subject to 4% New York sales tax, plus any applicable local sales taxes.

Important notices

Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves by personal inspection as to the condition of each lot. It is the bidder’s responsibility to obtain a condition report, by either visiting our website or contacting us.

Exhibit Wednesday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And the sale day beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Absentee and Telephone Bidding

Please use the bid form found at the back of this catalog, visit our website, or phone 508-385-3116 to make arrangements for absentee and telephone bidding.

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.

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.

Per Federal and international regulations, items made with whale bone, ivory or other protected species will not be shipped internationally without a CITES and other necessary permits. Obtaining these permits is the exclusive obligation of the buyer. Items made with these materials and marked with an asterisk (*) may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state.

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thrilled to present our second annual Fall Marine Sale. We’re incredibly proud of the position we have established in the marine art market that allows us to have not one, but two dedicated marine auctions each year, and exciting material in the pipeline to keep this pace going for 2020 and beyond. We could not do this without you, however, so I must take a minute to thank our consignors, buyers and friends. We are grateful for your support and patronage, and we look forward to seeing you at the auction.

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index Auction Information Page 1 Index of Artists Page 5 Items from a Private Collection, New York Lots 41-124 Items from the Estate of Justin Cobb Lots 171-203 Items Sold to Benefit IYRS Lots 296-299 Bidder Information Page 201 Conditions of Sale Page 202 Absentee Bid Form Page 203 Illustrations Page 208

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Index of artists

Burns, Milton James

430

Buttersworth, James Edward

380-382

Kenney, Charles F. Lewis, Edmund Darch

429 67, 383, 384

Buttersworth, Thomas

379

Mazzinghi, Peter

Chapman, Carlton Theodore

433

Mecray, John

Conrad, Bruce

386

Mitchell, William of Maryport (attr.)

331

Coole, Brian

426

Mohrmann, John Henry

325

Cozzens, Frederic Schiller

111

Moran, Edward

396

Cross, Roy

431

Perkins, Granville

109

Curtis, George

378

Petersen, John Erik Christian

324

de Martino, Edoardo

385

Quartley, Arthur

395

Drew, Clement

389

Roux, Antoine, the younger

327

Drew, Clement (school of )

390

Salmon, Robert

Edgar, William

428

Scott, John

Eldred, Lemuel D.

275

Serres, John Thomas

Grant, Gordon Hope

392

Spencer, Richard Barnett

Hathaway, George

110

Stobart, John

258

Huggins, William John (attr.)

322

Stubbs, William Pierce

394

66, 374-376

Voorhees, Clark G., Jr.

268, 269

Jacobsen, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo

329 297-299, 432

104-106 64 391 65

Jacobsen, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo (attr.)

377

Walters, Miles & Samuel

330

Johnson, Eldred Clark

439

Whitcombe, Thomas (attr.)

107

Keane, Michael

438

Wood, Worden

192

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Featuring Items from a Private Collection, New York Items from the Estate of Justin Cobb Items sold to benefit IYRS School of Technology and Trade

And Properties From The Collection of Paul Vardeman The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell A Long Island Collection A Prominent New York Collection And numerous other estates and collections

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING FIGURES BY “THE ROYAL HOTEL” Mid-19th Century A well-detailed scene that wraps entirely around the circumference of the tooth. At center of obverse is a horse and carriage driving past the two-story brick “Royal Hotel”, which has curtains hanging in each window and smoke emanating from the two chimneys. To the left of the hotel is a towering cherry tree, with tiny red fruit and a canopy that wraps around the tooth. Beside the tree are two men in long coats. At center of reverse is a strolling couple, the man carrying a bird perched on a small branch and the woman wearing a large hat, a red beaded necklace and a dress with red trim. A flock of large birds flies in the sky above. Halfmoon and serrated border encircles tooth at base. Some elements, particularly the cherry fruit, the buttons on the man’s coat and trim on the building, are deeply stippled. Length 6.75”. 5,000/7,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING LADY JUSTICE Mid-19th Century Seated on a plinth, wearing a laurel leaf crown, and holding aloft the scales of justice in one hand and a sword in the other. Length 5”. 800/1,200

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH, POSSIBLY BY THE BATTLE ENGRAVER Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a battle between two Americanflagged ships and two other ships, presumably British, one of which is almost entirely obscured by cannon smoke. The flags are colored red and dark blue, and the water is colored blue-green. Reverse depicts a whaling scene with whaleship, a waifed whale, and three whaleboats, two under sail and one being stoved, sending whalemen and implements into the air. The water is colored the same blue-green as the obverse. One of the whaleboats is sailing toward the viewer, closely resembling this characteristic trait of the Battle Engraver’s work. Length 6.25”. Includes wood stand. 2,000/3,000

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ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY AND WALRUS IVORY FOUR-POSTER DOLL’S BED Second Half of the 19th Century Height 9”. Length 12”. Width 7.5”. 500/1,000

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING A WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century Depicts a stoved whaleboat near a pod of whales and a broadside view of a bark hove-to and cutting in. Scene details include a house flag flying from the bark’s central mast and whalemen clinging to the capsized whaleboat. Engraved in the manner of Foster of Grimsby. Length 6.75”. 5,000/7,000

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The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH WHALING SCENE AND SOUTH SEAS FIGURE Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts four whaleboats under sail, towing a waifed sperm whale toward a whaleship, while a pod of five whales is visible nearby. Nicely detailed with multiple flags in the whale, visible teeth in its open jaw, six whalemen in each boat, and extensive rigging in the whaleship. One of the whales in the pod has its tail visible, while the others are surfaced. Reverse depicts an elaborately costumed and tattooed native, holding a bludgeon-type item in one hand and a netted bag of coconuts in the other. To the right is a palm tree and in the distant left is a small building surrounded by palm trees. Length 7”. Includes wood stand. 5,000/10,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH SEAFARING MOTIFS Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a three-masted ship at sea, flying an American flag from the foremast and a long pennant from the main mast. Above the ship is a spread-wing eagle with an American shield at its breast and arrows and olive branches in its talons. Reverse depicts a woman mourning at a memorial monument marked “Albert Gardner Lost at Sea 1840”. Monument flanked by a stylized weeping willow. Scenes on both obverse and reverse are surrounded by a barber pole and pique border, one in the form of a proscenium arch and the other in the form of an ogee arch. Scalloped, pique, serrated and crosshatch borders surround circumference of base. Nicely executed, particularly the water, the eagle’s feathering, the woman’s dress and the landscape surrounding the monument. Length 5”. 3,500/5,000

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A “terrific piece of scrimshaw 24-carat masterpiece�. --Dr. Stuart M. Frank, then curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, in a 2005 letter

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EXTRAORDINARY SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING THE WHALING “BARQUE FAWN CRUISING OFF NORTH ISLAND”

Lot 8

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EXTRAORDINARY SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING THE WHALING “BARQUE FAWN CRUISING OFF NORTH ISLAND”

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EXTRAORDINARY SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING THE WHALING “BARQUE FAWN CRUISING OFF NORTH ISLAND” Circa 1840 An exceedingly large tooth with a detailed whaling scene covering nearly the entire obverse, described in a 2005 letter from Dr. Stuart M. Frank, then curator of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, as a “terrific piece of scrimshaw - 24-carat masterpiece”. Depicts the whaling barque Fawn under sail and four whaleboats in pursuit of a pod of fourteen visible whales, two of which are waifed with differing flags. Each whaleboat is manned by six distinctly rendered whalemen. In the background is a steeply sloping land mass, believed to be Little Barrier Island, located at the top of New Zealand’s North Island. Some elements are deeply engraved, particularly the ship’s hull. Titled below the scene in decorative serifed lettering. Scene is bordered at top with a foliate garland. The finely wrought ocean and the variation in engraving to delineate the land and sky are commensurate with the work of W.L. Roderick and other masters of the craft. Accompanied by substantial research material, two articles about record scrimshaw sales, and correspondence with Stuart M. Frank, Dr. Janet West of the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute, Arthur G. Credland, co-author with Janet West of Scrimshaw: the Art of the Whaler, Lynette Townsend of the Museum of New Zealand, and other librarians and museum staff. According to these materials, the waters around New Zealand’s North Island were a popular whaling ground for British whalers in the first half of the 19th Century. The Fawn, out of London, was built at Topsham in 1807 and made seven voyages to the South Sea whale fishery from 1820 to 1844 under Captains Thomas Allen and Charles Dale, as well as Captains Gardner and Dunn, whose first names are unknown. The 112-foot, 436-ton vessel was owned by John Lydecker until 1832; there’s no ownership records after 1832. Length 9”. 60,000/80,000 Provenance: Based on accompanying paperwork, the tooth was purchased at a sale of contents from the Ursuline Convent in Blackrock, Cork, Ireland, circa 2001. The tooth had been in a display case in the convent school’s art room, but there is no record of why or how long it had been in the convent’s possession.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE NAVAL MONUMENT ENGRAVER First Half of the 19th Century Depicts a naval engagement between six American and English ships, three of which are firing guns. Billowing smoke surrounds the two ships in the foreground, which are flying long red pennants from their central masts and their nation’s ensign off the stern. Based on the engraving “The President engaging the Endymion, while pursued by the British Squadron” by Abel Bowen after Michel Felice Corne, seen in Bowen’s Naval Monument. Length 8”. 12,000/18,000 Provenance: Ken Brown, Frank’s Fisherman, San Francisco. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Multiple vignettes around circumference of tooth, all with red and blue/green highlights. The upper half of the obverse depicts a spread-wing eagle with a ribband in its beak, a shield at its breast and arrows and olive branches in its talons. A cloud- and star-like banner arches above the eagle. Lower half with rectangular vignette titled “Lapland” and captioned “[?] Reindeer” depicts a figure in a sled being pulled by a reindeer through a landscape with trees, mountains, other reindeer and a teepee-like structure, probably a lavvu, a dwelling used by indigenous people of northern Scandinavia. Image probably inspired by one in a book, atlas or other publication. Upper half of reverse with a basket of flowers flanked by other floral and foliate elements. Lower half with starboard portrait of an American bark flying an agent’s flag from the foremast, a long pennant from the aft mast and an American flag off the stern. Interestingly, the flag’s stripes are colored red in the upper half and blue in the lower half. Three small floral and foliate designs around circumference of tip. Length 6”. 5,000/7,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING “NELSONS SHIP VICTORY”, ATTRIBUTED TO W. HILL Circa 1840s Titled in banner that loops around a crown. The Victory is flying a Union Jack, the Royal Standard and assorted ensigns. Hull and rigging deeply engraved. Length 5.75”. Includes custom wooden base. 3,500/5,000 Teeth with many of the same images are illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 13, as well as in The Handicrafts of the Sailor by Steven Banks (1974), p. 16. Others are in the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum (numbers 2001.200.1354 and 2001.100.1079). According to Dr. Stuart M. Frank in Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists, W. Hill was “one of the earliest known practitioners of pictorial scrimshaw”. From a Long Island Collection.

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SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING HOPE AND PROSPERITY Mid-19th Century Scene of the symbolic figure of Hope seated on a wharf wraps around the circumference of the tooth. She holds an anchor in her right hand and a caduceus in her left hand, and she is surrounded by casks and crates. A full-rigged ship underway is visible in the distance. Signed on one of the crates in the scene “CDB”. Length 6.5”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Laurence Langford, London, July 1996. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH WITH PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Second Half of the 19th Century One tooth signed on edge “E.A.G.” Obverse depicts a standing Columbia draped in an American flag, with another American flag on pole as well as an eagle and a shield behind her. To her right is a partial view of a ship. Reverse depicts Hope standing and leaning against an anchor, with an American flag on pole behind her and a partial view of a ship to her left. She is identified in a banner above her head. Obverse of other tooth depicts a sailor standing on deck, holding a sextant in his outstretched right arm and resting his left hand on a cannon. He is surrounded by an American flag on pole, an eagle, a shield, netting, cannonballs, etc. Inscribed “1877” above his head. Reverse depicts seated Liberty wearing a Liberty cap and holding a cornucopia and a scepter. She is surrounded by a bow, a quiver of arrows and an eagle perched upon a column. Work is monochromatic save for vibrant red highlights. Lengths 4.5”. 5,000/7,000 Provenance: West Sea Company, San Diego, July 2000. According to West Sea, the pair was purchased from Michael Nice, whose grandfather Joseph Browning and great uncle Jack Browning served aboard American whaleships. The connection between the Browning family and the initials “EAG” is not known. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH BY EDWARD BURDETT Circa 1830-1833 Inscribed on edge “William.Tell.”, the name of Burdett’s whaleship and signed on base “Engraved by Edward Burdett”, both in the same script lettering. Obverse depicts a whaling scene with the American whaleship William Tell flying a large American flag off her stern, three whaleboats in the water and another whaleship in the distance. The flag shows some remnants of red coloring. Reverse depicts a whaling scene with a large whaleship cutting in and two whaleboats in pursuit of a surfaced sperm whale. As typical of Burdett’s work, a berry vine wraps around the circumference of the base. The tooth exhibits exceptional details, particularly in the rigging of the whaleships, and the ships’ hulls and the whale are deeply carved. We presume this tooth was created while Edward Burdett was onboard the ship William Tell, which left New York in November 1829 and returned to port in February 1833.

Edward Burdett was a pioneer of American scrimshaw, and in his short but prolific career he produced what are widely considered masterpieces of the genre. He was born on Nantucket in October 1805, the son of a merchant sea captain. His first whaling voyage was aboard the Foster from 1822 to 1824. In successive voyages he sailed aboard the William Tell and the Montano. In November 1833, while serving as first mate onboard the Montano, Burdett was entangled in line, dragged by a whale overboard, and drowned.

This tooth bears a number of similarities to a signed Edward Burdett tooth sold at Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 20, 2017, Lot #1, for the world-record price of $456,000. Both teeth mention the William Tell and the depiction and placement of the ships on the teeth is nearly identical. Length 8”. 200,000/300,000

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Two-part handle separated by a baleen spacer. Upper half with hanging loop, an openwork heart and star, and stepped architectural carvings. Lower half carved in the form of a lady’s leg wearing a boot. Offset lyre-form yoke supports an openwork fluted wheel. Stepped carving mounted on yoke; practical use unknown and possibly just decorative. Length 8”. 3,000/5,000

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INLAID WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle with knob terminal, stepped carvings, tapered shaft and relief-carved wheel mount. Knob with contrasting dot inlay, possibly baleen or ebony, though one dot is motherof-pearl. Whalebone fluted wheel. Deep rich patina. Length 4.25”. 900/1,200 From a Long Island Collection.

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Hefty pistol grip-style handle with two medial baleen bands 18. WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH LOOPED HANDLE and a four-tine fork. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Length 7”. Mid-19th Century 1,200/1,800 Carved from a single piece of ivory, with stepped carvings near three-tined fork and wheel mount. Whale ivory fluted Provenance: wheel. Length 6”. 1,000/1,500 A Private Collection. The Collection of Paul Vardeman. From a Long Island Collection.

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SCRIMSHAW PANBONE SECTION WITH WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century Panoramic scene with a full-rigged ship flying an American flag at center, surrounded by three whaleboats in varying pursuit of the six visible whales. Another whaleship is in the distance. The whaleboats are each manned by six whalemen. Carved scalloped design along left and right edges. Approx. 8” x 14.25”. 4,000/6,000 Provenance: Richard “Sam” Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PORTRAIT OF A CAPTAIN Circa 1860 Oval slice of panbone with a red and green zigzag border surrounding a three-quarter-length portrait of “Captn. Vine. Hall” dressed in a cap, neckerchief, a red and green patterned vest and a black jacket with red cuffs. John Vine Hall (1813-1892) was captain of the Great Eastern, with his name appearing on advertisements for the famed steamship. The portrait is based on an engraving published in the Illustrated London News after a photograph by Maull & Polyblank. He is identified in script lettering in a rectangular cartouche below the portrait. 7.25” x 7”. 3,500/5,000 Provenance: Mylert Armstrong Collection. Parke-Bernet, New York, October 5, 1963, Lot #250. John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine, October 2004. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE WITH STOVED BOAT SCENE Circa 1840 After a painting by James Stewart. Depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship, a harpooned whale and three whaleboats, one of which is stoved. Nicely detailed to include six whalemen in each upright whaleboat, whalemen in the water surrounding the overturned boat, waves lapping against the whale, teeth visible in the whale’s jaw, a British flag flying off the stern of the whaleship, and another surfaced whale in the distance. Plaque with canted top corners and pierced with two holes for mounting. 4.75” x 10.5”. 2,000/3,000 Provenance: West Sea Company, 2000/2001. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE DITTY BOX Mid-19th Century Lid with a mahogany top and a whalebone lip engraved with vine swags interrupted by pique and double line bands. Box with a pine base and whalebone sides engraved with two tendril bands, a flower-filled cornucopias flanking a pineapple, a cherry bough, a potted flowering plant, and a memorial scene of a woman resting against an urn-topped monument, with a weeping willow and a domed building at her side. Lid and box secured with metal-pinned scalloped fingers. Height 4�. Length 9.5�. 10,000/15,000

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SAILOR-MADE CUTLERY BOX 19th Century In walnut with whalebone inlay. Height 6”. Length 13.5”. Width 8.5”. 500/800

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COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH WHALE IVORY MOUNTS 19th Century Island wood handle with a carved whale ivory “ring-in-hand” terminal and a whale ivory collar. Terminal detailed with a large free-moving metal ring and finely carved fingers and shirt cuff. Cuff and collar with contrasting bands, probably island wood. Handle attached to bowl with a whale ivory shield-form mount. Length with ring extended 15”. 500/1,000

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COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH WHALE IVORY MOUNTS Dated 1878 Turned island wood handle with whale ivory terminal and bowl mount. Mount engraved “H.I.V. 1878”. Length 14.5”. 700/1,000 From a Long Island Collection.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Central panel depicts a flower blossom set on a stepped base. Panel flanked by verses in script lettering: “Accept dear girl the best from me Carved by my humble hand I took it form a sperm whales jaw One thousand miles from land” and “In many a gale has been the whale In which this bone did rest His time is past his bone at last Must now support thy brest [sic]”. Panels separated by fine geometric bands. Foliate elements at each end and below text in left panel. Engraved “MA” on reverse. Busk lobed at one end and curved at other. Length 14”. 2,000/4,000

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED BUSK Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a potted plant, a house, four hex signs, a large tree and two small trees. Images separated by differing geometric and foliate bands. Sawtooth border around perimeter. Reverse depicts eleven identical and evenly spaced row-houses with central chimneys. Busk lobed at one end and curved at other. Length 12.13”. 2,000/3,000

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SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Mid-19th Century Crisp and vivid engraving. Obverse with three hearts pierced by arrows, an evergreen, a tree and an American flag on pole, a potted flowering plant, a flowering tree, a weeping willow and a monument marked “ ... the body of one that ...”, and a hex sign. Reverse with hex designs, potted plants, foliate designs and entwined hearts. Both sides with a vine border. Busk is lobed at one end and curved at the other. Length 13”. 400/600

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SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Depicts an anchor wrapped in a length of rope, a shield and an olive branch, a potted plant, a three-masted ship, a tower with a large American flag flying from the top and figures on a balcony, and crossed foliate branches. Images separated by geometric designs. Thin line border along perimeter. Reverse with matching border but is otherwise undecorated. Length 13.75”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT 19th Century Together with an ivory multi-compartment needle case with red and blue incised banding. Swift with turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment collars and clamp, all with extensive red and blue incised banding. Two whale ivory components at the lower end of shaft, one shaped like a bowl and the other like a disk, spin freely on the shaft but have an unknown purpose and are possibly just decorative. Whalebone shaft with matching red and blue banding. Nicely waisted cage with whalebone staves. Metal adjustment screws and pins. Swift height 22.25”. Cage diameter approx. 17.5”. Needle case length 5.75”. 1,200/1,800

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WOODEN SEWING BOX SURMOUNTED BY A DOUBLE SWIFT ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN JAMES ARCHER Mid-19th Century Two-tier box with wooden spikes at the corners, inlaid polychrome scrimshaw whalebone or mother-of pearl panels, and polychrome engraved trim along the perimeter of both tiers. Trim is of an unknown substance, possibly baleen, shell or wood, and is engraved with a red flowering vine design. Lower tier’s single drawer with central diamond panel engraved “MA” in black script lettering surrounded by a red border. Front legs with rectangular panels engraved with a red and green flowering vine design. Semicircular upper tier’s lift top with seven diamond panels engraved with a red and green floral sprig. Tier fitted with nine interior spikes for holding thread, which is dispensed through nozzle-style apertures mounted to exterior. Swift’s whalebone shaft is mounted to the interior of the upper tier, penetrates through the box top, and is topped with a turned whale ivory yarn cup. Whalebone cage with unusual adjustment mechanism utilizing a turned whale ivory and steel post that is inserted into a series of holes on the shaft. Swift’s whale ivory components, including yard cup, post and adjustment rings, all with red sealing wax inlay. Inscribed on underside of box “James Archer Captain, Ship Afton For my wife Mary. 1854”. Retains slip of paper with handwritten inscription “Captain James Archer of Nantucket for wife Mary on Bark Afton Between 1853-1856”. Overall height including box and swift approx. 19”. Cage diameter approx. 14”. Box width 9.25”. Depth 6”. 2,000/3,000 Provenance: Purchased at an antiques show at St. Mary’s Church, Carmel, California. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell. According to Dr. Stuart M. Frank, Senior Curator Emeritus of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and founder of the Scrimshaw Forensics Laboratory, James Archer was born on Nantucket in 1810 and served aboard New Bedford whaling vessels, as first mate on the Benjamin Tucker and Barclay, and as master of the bark Afton for an 1853-1856 voyage. In addition to this piece, he is known to have made a dressing case inlaid with ivory and ebony for his wife Mary.

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WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment knobs and clamp, all with red and blue incised lines. Whalebone shaft and staves. Clamp attached to a whalebone stand with three cabriole legs. Overall height 17.75”. Cage diameter approx. 18.5”. 1,500/2,500 From a Long Island Collection.

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WHALING JOURNAL OF THE BARK PIONEER OF NEW BEDFORD Titled on first page of entries “A Journal kept onboard the Bark Pioneer of New Bedford During a Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Commenced November 2nd 1834”. Entries dated from November 2, 1834 to April 28, 1837. Kept by R. Russell, with his name on front free endpaper. List at rear of whales taken, with date, coordinates and barrels of oil. Illustrated with approx. 79 whale stamps and six drawings of ships, plus a watercolor of a ship on front endpaper and a line drawing at rear, believed to be a schematic of the bow storage hold. One passage from July 25 describes a heated 3 a.m. argument with the cook. Also includes two pieces of related ephemera, one of which is addressed to “Mr. Chas. W. Morgan” regarding $600 used to purchase supplies. Folio volume in green-black boards with leather spine. 4,000/6,000

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WHALING JOURNAL OF THE SHIP ASIA OF HAVRE Titled on first page of entries “A Journal kept onboard the Ship Asia of Havre during a whaling voyage to the Coast of Patigonia [sic] and Elsewhere July 7th 1829”. Entries dated from July 7, 1829 to May 1, 1831. Kept by H. Russell and signed by him at conclusion of last entry. Records taking 2,700 barrels of oil and 2,000 pounds of whalebone and includes a list at rear of whales taken, with date, area, barrels of oil, and the crew member who struck. Illustrated with approx. 122 whale stamps and small drawings, mostly of ships and coastlines, but also including a map of Berkley Bay in the Falkland Islands in the entry for February 23, 1830. Page-size maps/charts at rear for “Talcahuano Port”, Chile, “East Falkland” and “Chile”, all with a compass rose with north indicated with a fleur-de-lis. Folio volume in brown boards with leather spine and corners. 4,000/6,000

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PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF A WHALING VOYAGE OF THE SHIP RODMAN Titled on first page “Journal of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Kept By Joseph Tobin Jun on Board the Ship Rodman”. Similar inscription on first page of entries. Entries dated from November 24, 1827 to June 7, 1830. Includes approx. 290 watercolors of whales, ships, islands, suns, moons, fish, birds, etc., as well as watercolor ship portraits on endpapers. One island drawing is identified as “Woahoo” and is similar to an example from Cook’s Voyages. Folio volume in brown boards with leather spine and corners. 15,000/20,000 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, with blind embossed collection label on two pages. Gifted by Barbara Johnson to the consignor.

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FABULOUS TRAVEL JOURNAL OF MILO CALKIN, WHO SERVED ABOARD A NANTUCKET WHALESHIP Inscribed on first page “To his esteemed, and valued friends, & relatives in Elizabethtown, N.Y. the following Chapter of Accidents, incidents, and other events, taken down as they occurred during ten years of travel by land, and sea; is respectfully dedicated by the author” and signed “Milo Calkin”. An engrossing and highly legible account, interspersed with nine exceptional watercolor and pencil drawings, including a whale and other sea life, “Ice Islands in the South Atlantic”, a whaling scene with stoved boat, a “Neptune’s Greeting” for having crossed the equator, etc. Early pages recount his childhood, making mention of his poverty and the many floggings he received. “On the 23rd day of September 1833 I cut loose from my moorings, and set out to seek my fortune, and go up and down in the Earth. I reached Nantucket and attached myself to a Whale Ship bound into the Pacific Ocean. This I was advised to do by my Physician, who said I might take my choice either to go to Sea, or go to the Grave, ...”. He became crew of the whaleship Independence and notes the whaler Lydia burned at sea and the ship Susan was damaged by fire. Included are wonderful passages about whaling, including the capture of a whale, being in a whaleboat, icebergs in the South Atlantic and a stoved boat incident, as well as descriptions of natives and savages in the South Seas, whaling off the coast of Japan, and the return home to Elizabethtown. Octavo volume in paper wraps. Includes contemporary slipcase. 7,000/10,000 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, with blind embossed collection label on cover and at least one other page. Gifted by Barbara Johnson to the consignor.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH A FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN Mid-19th Century Standing with her right arm outstretched and pulling up the hem of her dress with her left hand. Length 4.75”. Includes a custom wood stand. 500/700

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WHALE IVORY IMPLEMENT, POSSIBLY A BODKIN Mid-19th Century Handle with crosshatch and stepped carvings surrounding a pierced keyhole, heart and circle. Simple tapered blade. Length 4.5”. 300/500

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING ENGLISH-AMERICAN AMITY First Half of the 19th Century Obverse depicts a British and an American man, both holding their nation’s flag, shaking hands. The Brit, dressed in a red swallowtail coat, is also holding a laurel wreath above their heads. The American is wearing a long blue coat. The two men are surrounded by a dove, a lion and an eagle, as well as a unicorn in a rectangular cartouche. Reverse depicts an angel in flight over a female circus performer standing one-footed on the back of a running horse. The angel is holding papers or a book in one hand, and the circus performer is holding a scepter. Some elements on both obverse and reverse executed in pinpoint. Length 5.75”. 2,000/3,000 Provenance: Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Heller Washam Antiques, Portland, Maine and Woodbury, Connecticut. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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RELIEF-CARVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Both sides carved with a leafy vine design. Relief-carved ring encircles base. Length 5”. 700/1,000 Provenance: Ken Brown, Frank’s Fisherman, San Francisco. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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PAIR OF WHALE IVORY CANDLESTICK-FORM PICKWICKS Mid-19th Century Turned bases with red and blue incised lines. Heights 5”. 2,000/3,000

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WHALE IVORY SPINNING TOP 19th Century Engraved and inked with numbers 1 through 8. Length 3”. 300/500

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WHALE IVORY URN-FORM PICKWICK Mid-19th Century Turned cap and body with incised lines colored blue and red. Height 4”. 600/900

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WHALE IVORY BELL-FORM PICKWICK Mid-19th Century Height 2”. 300/500

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WALRUS IVORY SEAM RUBBER WITH ROPE CARVING Mid-19th Century Turk’s-head knot terminal. Shaft with deep rope carving. Blade, shaped like a heart when viewed in profile, with incised border along perimeter. Length 6”. Includes metal stand. 2,000/3,000

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MASSIVE WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER WITH TURK’S-HEAD KNOT HANDLE Mid-19th Century Handle and blade joined with a baleen spacer. Length 5.25”. Includes metal stand. 700/1,000

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TWO WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCKS Mid-19th Century One an uncommon miniature example. Lengths 1.5” and 2.75”. 800/1,200

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MINIATURE PAINTING OF A WHALING SCENE 19th Century Depicts a whaleboat striking a sperm whale, with a whaleship hove-to and a whaleboat under sail in the distance. Mounted on red canvas backing and housed under glass. Oil on panel, 2.38” x 3.88”. Framed 4.75” x 6.5”. Includes metal stand. 500/1,000

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WHALE IVORY “BIRD-ON-HAND” FOLDING KNIFE 19th Century A parrot with glass eyes is perched on a folded hand. Finely carved, particularly the hand and cuff. Single-blade knife. Length 3.75”. Includes metal stand. 300/400

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WHALEMAN-MADE DIPPER 19th Century Coconut shell bowl with applied whalebone lip and parallel band. Elegantly scrolled handle with decorative carving at end. Stepped shield-shape mount with carved stem, possibly the shape of a tulip. Length 9.5”. Includes metal stand. 1,500/2,000

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FINELY CRAFTED SCRIMSHAW MEASURING STICK Dated 1852 Mahogany shaft with whale ivory caps and whalebone trim. One side inlaid with two scrimshaw whale ivory panels and triple dot markers at 2.25”, 4.5”, 9”, 18”, 27”, 31.5” and 33.75”. One panel initialed “A N” and the other dated “1852”, both executed in green and with foliate vine borders and stylized quarter-fan design at corners. Other side inlaid with exotic wood in a diamond and opposing triangle design. Length 36”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALE IVORY-INLAID YARDSTICK 19th Century Faceted ebony or rosewood stick with whale ivory caps and geometric whale ivory inlay, including dots, diamonds and stars, along top. Inlaid along one edge with single, double or triple dot markers at each quarter inch. Double and triple dot markers along another edge at varying intervals. Length 36”. 400/600

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WHALE IVORY “RING-IN-HAND” PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Terminal carved in the form of a hand grasping a freely moving ring. Stepped and elliptical shaft. Scrolled yoke supports a fluted wheel with openwork spiral. Length 6.25”. Includes metal stand. 5,000/7,000

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WHALE OR WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER IN THE FORM OF A SNAKE Mid-19th Century Undulating body with thin baleen band. Head is forked to support the openwork fluted wheel, with the rivet simulating the snake’s eyes. Red incised mouth. Fine mellow patina. Length 6”. Includes metal stand. 8,000/10,000

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SNAKE HANDLE Mid-19th Century Snake with carved and inset eyes, a wide carved grin and a looped tail. Shaft with contrasting banding, probably baleen, and an unusual rope-carved arch. Fluted wheel with openwork spiral. Three-tine fork. Marked “NH60”, indicating it was from the collection of Meylert Armstrong of Greenwich, Connecticut and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Length 5.75”. Includes metal stand. 8,000/10,000 Illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 186.

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IMPRESSIVELY LARGE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER IN THE FORM OF AN ALBATROSS 19th Century Albatross with two baleen bands and a baleen and metal eye. Bird’s beak supports a nicely carved ruffled wheel with openwork pinwheel and circle. An unusual form in a folksy style. Length 8”. Includes metal stand. 4,000/6,000

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WHALE IVORY SNAKE-FORM PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century S-looping snake with carved mouth colored red and engraved black eyes. Beautifully carved pinwheel-style wheel. Length 4.63”. Includes metal stand. 2,500/3,500

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WHALE IVORY “HAND-HOLDING-EGG” PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Terminal carved in the form of a hand, which appears to gently cup a large egg or ball. Carved cuff. Simple curved shaft. Fluted wheel. Rich patina. Length 5.5”. Includes metal stand. 1,500/2,000

WHALE IVORY AND SHELL PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Leaf-shaped handle with whale ivory frame and shell panel. Shaft with a dark metal leaf-shaped inlay. Same metal used for wheel mount. Wheel comprised of a shell disk and a fluted metal ring. Rivet decoration throughout. Length 6”. Includes stand. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection (retains collection sticker on underside of stand). Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BOXWOOD MODEL OF THE BRITISH FIRST RATE 110-GUN HIBERNIA French/English, Early 19th Century Planked copper-colored hull, with contrasting bands between gun ports and at water line. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons and red covers. Detailed with bone masts, bowsprit and carved figurehead, as well as rigging, deck fittings, etc. Displayed on a pair of wooden cradles resting on a wooden base inlaid with contrasting wood hearts, triangles and a zigzag border. Contemporary glass and wood case mounted with two metal plaques, one marked “Hibernia - 1804” and the other “British 1st Rate of 110 Guns Napoleonic Prisoner of War Boxwood Model Hibernia Plymouth 1804”. Case height 14”. Length 17.25”. Width 7.25”. 8,000/12,000

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR WOODEN MODEL OF A 46-GUN SHIP OF THE LINE French/English, Early 19th Century Detailed with cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons, a carved figurehead, carved gallery, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Fitted into a contemporary painted wooden stand simulating the water line, with dories surrounding the ship. Contemporary glassdomed case with a stepped mahogany base. Case height 19”. Length 19”. Width 10”. 6,000/8,000

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF A 64-GUN SHIP French/English, Early 19th Century Hull planked in bone, with contrasting bands, probably baleen, between the gun ports and at the waterline. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons and red covers. Detailed with a caped and helmeted warrior figurehead, carved and pierced galleries, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Displayed on a pair of bone cradles resting on an inlaid wooden base with a bone and wood gallery. Contemporary glassdomed case with stepped mahogany base. Case height 16”. Length 16.5”. Width 8”. 14,000/18,000

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR NEAR-SCALE WOODEN MODEL OF A FRENCH 68-GUN MAN-OF-WAR French/English, Early 19th Century Made from boxwood and other exotic woods. Copper-colored hull, with black bands between gun ports. Detailed with cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons, a carved boxwood shield-bearing figurehead, rigging, deck fittings, etc., and flying a French flag and a long red pennant. Period archtopped double-door mahogany and glass case with urn-form finials and ball feet. Case height 19”. Width 19”. Depth 8”. 9,000/12,000

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JOHN SCOTT United Kingdom, 1802-1885 English shipping scene. Signed and dated lower right “J. Scott 1871”. Oil on canvas, 27” x 42”. Framed 39” x 54”. 7,000/10,000

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RICHARD BARNETT SPENCER United Kingdom, active 1840-1874 Battle of Trafalgar. Signed lower left “R.B. Spencer”. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 32” x 44”. 7,000/10,000

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ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921 Portrait of the steam/sail yacht Sovereign flying the New York Yacht Club burgee. Signed and dated lower right “A. Jacobsen 1896 New 31 Palisade Av. West Hoboken, N.J.”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 30” x 44”. 8,000/12,000 See Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist by Harold S. Sniffen (Newport News, Va.: The Mariners’ Museum, 1984), p. 276, number 33.

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EDMUND DARCH LEWIS Pennsylvania, 1835-1910 Two-masted vessel off the coast. Signed lower right “E.D. Lewis”. Watercolor and gouache, 6” x 14”. Framed 10” x 18.5”. 800/1,200

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CANE WITH WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE 19th Century Handle carved as a right fist clenching a stick or a scroll, with nicely carved fingers and shirt cuff. Whale ivory and baleen banded collar. Whalebone shaft with a 9” deeply reeded segment and a rope-carved band above a tapering cylinder. Length 34.5”. 3,000/4,000

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WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE WITH TURK’S-HEAD KNOT HANDLE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory handle. Collar with bands of baleen, exotic wood and whale ivory. Tapered whalebone shaft with spiral carving on upper two-thirds. Brass ferrule. Length 34.25”. 3,000/4,000

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ELEPHANT IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Mid-19th Century Large ivory cue ball handle. Metal collar. Whalebone shaft with sections of deep fluting and ring and spiral carvings tapers to a simple cylinder. Length 34.75”. 1,500/2,000

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CANE WITH WHALE IVORY LOOPED SNAKE HANDLE 19th Century Snake with an open mouth, carved fangs, a forked tongue, probably made from metal, and inset eyes, probably baleen. Collar comprised of a dark wood and a metal band. Tapered exotic wood shaft with metal ferrule. Length 37”. 1,000/1,500

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WALRUS IVORY CANE WITH SNAKE HANDLE 19th Century Snake with a toothed open mouth, a visible tongue, a diamond-shaped head and crosshatched scales coils elaborately around itself and the pistol grip-style handle. Metal collar. Tapered wood shaft with red stain. Metal ferrule. Length 36”. 1,000/2,000

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CANE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A FIST CLENCHING A SNAKE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory or walrus ivory. A spotted snake is coiled around a clenched fist and wrist. Nicely detailed, including the shirt cuff and the snake’s forked tongue and fangs visible in its open mouth. Affixed to a metal stand. Total height 4.5”. 2,000/3,000

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INLAID WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory ball handle with parallel incised bands and a tall turned stem. Elongated collar comprised of contrasting bands, possibly shell or baleen, separating whale ivory segments. Upper segment inlaid with opposing abalone triangles centering exotic wood dots. Lower segment in a similar pattern, with shell and exotic wood triangles and abalone dots. Deeply fluted whalebone shaft with inlaid dots at top and a simple tapered cylinder at tip. Length 33.5”. 3,000/4,000

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WHALE IVORY CANE WITH INLAID COIN Circa 1877 Turned mushroom-form handle with faceted stem. Copper seated Liberty coin dated 1877 inlaid to top of handle. Extended collar comprised of whale ivory cylinders and ring-turned bands interrupted by thin baleen bands. Figured oak shaft fitted with silvered metal rings. Silvered metal ferrule. Length 35.75”. 700/900

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BRASS TABLETOP THREE-DRAW TELESCOPE 19th Century Unmarked. Tripod stand. Length collapsed 16.5”. Mahogany case height 4”. Width 21”. Depth 6”. 500/700

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DOUBLE SAILOR’S VALENTINE 19th Century Composed of multicolored shells, and with the unusual addition of a crab. Left side with a heart surrounded by concentric rings. Right side with concentric rings. Octagonal mahogany hinged case. Each side 9” x 9”. 1,800/2,200

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THOMAS JORDAN BANJO BAROMETER Chesham, 19th Century Mahogany case with broken arch pediment ending in brass rosettes and centering a brass pineapple-form finial. Case also fitted with a dry/damp meter, thermometer and clock. Marked “Thos Jordan Chesham” on clock dial and “N. Schiavi Chesham Warranted” on lower dial. Case height 54”. 3,000/3,500

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CASED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF THE S.S. PEVERIL Circa 1904 The Peveril was built by Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co., Grangemouth, N.B., in 1904. Model constructed in lifts. Hull with painted red bottom and black topsides. Deck with veneered planking and fitted with ventilators, railings, windlass, ladders, hatches, deck furniture, etc. Mirrored mahogany case retains original ivory builder’s plaque engraved with information about the ship. Case height 19”. Width 77.75”. Depth 9.5”. 3,000/4,000

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CASED HALF HULL MODEL OF THE VILLAGE LINE BARQUE DUNREGGAN Late 19th/Early 20th Century The 247-foot, three-masted, steel-hulled Dunreggan was built in 1892 by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon, for the Village Line, Glasgow. Model with figurehead carved as a classically attired lady. Mirrored case retains plaque providing information about the ship. Case height 19”. Width 81.5”. Depth 7.25”. 4,000/6,000

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RETICULATED WHALE IVORY CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle and shaft with elaborate scrolled designs. Shaft constructed of twin pierced panels pinned to the handle. Fluted wheel. Length 9”. Includes a metal stand. 7,000/9,000

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RETICULATED WHALE IVORY CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle and shaft with openwork geometric and scrolled designs. Handle with diamonds, crosses and opposing hearts. Shaft constructed of twin pierced panels pinned to the handle. Panels with carved columnar design at edges and a central band pierced with an opposing heart and cross design. Fluted wheel. Length 7.75”. Includes a metal stand. 3,500/5,000

Similar examples to these four, possibly by the same hand, were sold as part of the Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection during Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 20, 2017, Lot #28. Other similar examples are illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New

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RETICULATED WHALE IVORY CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle and shaft with openwork designs including diamonds, crosses and opposing hearts arranged into blossoms. Shaft constructed of twin pierced panels pinned to the handle. Fluted wheel. Marked “NH160”, indicating it was from the collection of Meylert Armstrong of Greenwich, Connecticut and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Length 6.75”. Includes a metal stand. 3,000/5,000 Illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 178.

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RETICULATED WHALE IVORY CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Handle and shaft with openwork design of diamonds, crosses and opposing hearts, and a carved scroll design along the edges. Shaft constructed of twin pierced panels pinned to the handle. Fluted wheel with remnants of piecrust. Deep rich patina. Length 5.75”. Includes a metal stand. 3,000/5,000

Milford, Conn.: N. Flayderman & Co., 1971), p. 178, Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved by Stuart M. Frank (Boston: David R. Godine with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2012), p. 195, and A Mariner’s Fancy: The Whaleman’s Art of Scrimshaw by Nina Hellman and Norman Brouwer (N.Y.: South Street Seaport with Balsam Press, et al, 1992), p. 58.

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WHALE IVORY SNAKE-FORM PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Looped snake tapers to a rectangular shaft with diamond-shaped inlay and stepped carvings. Snake’s eyes and inlay probably baleen. Three-tine fork with similar stepped carvings. Fluted wheel. Length 6”. Includes metal stand. 2,000/3,000

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Beveled square shaft with stepped carvings at both ends, near mounts for three-tine fork and serrated wheel. Rich patina. Length 7.25”. Includes metal stand. 600/900

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WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN-BANDED UNICORN PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century A full-bodied running unicorn with pointy ears and inlaid eyes and nostrils. Front legs support a fluted wheel with openwork five-pointed star. A rare and desirable example. Length 8.25”. Includes metal stand. 15,000/20,000 Similar examples appear in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 182-183. A similar but lesser example was sold as part of the Folk Art & Americana Collection of Carl and Sonia Schmitt during Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 19, 2018, Lot #131.

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Finely decorated with three vignettes, separated by thin parallel lines. Upper vignette depicts a full-rigged ship with false gunports at anchor. Central vignette depicts a basket of fruit. Lower vignette, oriented horizontally, depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship cutting in, three whaleboats, one of which is stoved, a surfaced whale, and another ship approaching from the distance. Busk is arched at top and straight at bottom. Length 13.5”. Includes metal stand. 5,000/7,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC DECORATION AND WHALING SCENE Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a variant of the Great Seal of the United States, with a star banner above a spread-wing eagle holding an “E Pluribus Unum” banner and a Liberty shield in its beak and crossed American flags in its talons. Flags flank a small cannon. Reverse depicts an active whaling scene with a whaleship, two five-man whaleboats, and three surfaced whales. Length 5”. Includes metal stand. 2,000/3,000

89, obverse and reverse

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WHALEBONE LETTER OPENER WITH SHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL HANDLE Mid-19th Century Handle constructed of layers pinned together. Both sides with alternating bands of shell and mother-ofpearl framing a central mother-of-pearl diamond within a shell rectangle. Edges with ivory caps. Stepped terminal with silvered metal cap. Heartshaped gold-colored metal tang. Blade with incised X and two parallel lines near tang. Length 9”. Includes metal stand. 500/800

91.

90

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED WHALEBONE STRAIGHT EDGE Mid-19th Century Both sides with maritime scenes amidst trailing foliate vines. Obverse depicts starboard portraits of a brig and three full-rigged ships at sea, all flying American flags off the stern. Reverse depicts a whaling scene with whaleship and two whaleboats engaged with four sperm whales. Bordered at upper margin with shaded bands and a foliate vine. Length 11.75”. 1,500/2,000

91, obverse and reverse 92

92.

A PAIR OF EGG CUPS AND A PAIR OF CANDLESTICK-FORM PICKWICKS Mid-19th Century All made from whale ivory. Cups with red incised banding on stems. Pickwicks mounted on dark wood bases. Heights 2.75” and 5.5”. 400/600

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BONE MODEL OF A 56-GUN SHIP OF THE LINE Early 20th Century In the style of Napoleonic prisoner-of-war models. Finely detailed throughout, including rigging, deck fittings, etc. Hull planked in bone, with a horn band at the water line. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with retractable cannons, operated by the tasseled cord attached to the stern. Carved baton-wielding helmeted figurehead. Stern with an oval bust portrait of the king flanked by rampant lions, an open gallery, a swag and vine design, and lions or gargoyles at corners. Contemporary brass-bound glass case with stepped ebonized wood base. Case height 30.25”. Length 37.25”. Width 15.5”. 20,000/30,000

93

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94.

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR WOODEN MODEL OF A 42-GUN MAN-OF-WAR French/English, 19th Century Hull with copper-colored bottom and white paint around the gun ports. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons and red lids. Detailed with a carved polychrome figurehead, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Displayed on a pair of metal stands. Contemporary glass-domed case with a black wooden base. Case height 17.5”. Length 17.5”. Width 7”. 8,000/12,000

95.

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR NEAR-SCALE WOODEN MODEL OF A 46-GUN MAN-OF-WAR French/English, 19th Century Detailed with cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons, a carved figurehead, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Flag in the rigging possibly part of a French flag. Displayed on a pair of wooden cradles resting on a wooden base with pierced gallery. Contemporary glass-domed case with a black and gold-colored wooden base. Case height 9”. Length 11”. Width 7”. 7,000/10,000

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95

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96.

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR MINIATURE MODELS OF A 50-GUN MAN-OF-WAR AND A 12-GUN TWO-MASTED SLOOP French/English, 19th Century Displayed together on a straw work galleried base. Near-scale models, probably carved from boxwood and other exotic woods. Finely detailed with cannons, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Man-of-war with a sword-bearing figurehead. Contemporary glass-domed case with stepped mahogany base. Case height 8.75”. Length 12”. Width 8”. 8,000/10,000

96

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97.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW SNAKE-FORM BODKIN Mid-19th Century Looped snake with red mouth, inset eye and black scales. Length 4.75”. Includes metal stand. 800/1,200

98.

WHALE IVORY SNAKE-FORM BODKIN Mid-19th Century With inset eyes, probably baleen. Length 4.5”. Includes metal stand. 1,000/1,500

99.

WHALE IVORY BODKIN WHIMSY 19th Century An unusual, and possibly unique, example. A pair of curved bodkins with stepped and faceted finials and free-swinging bails are joined by a chain link. Length of bodkins 4”. Includes metal stand. 1,800/2,200

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99

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100.

COLLECTION OF NINE ELABORATELY CARVED WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE BODKINS Mid-19th Century Three with terminals carved as a clenched fist, one with faceted knop and open cage, two with shaped openwork terminals, one with ball terminal and polychrome decoration on shaft, one with a heart-shaped terminal raised on stepped plinths, and one with ring turnings. One with abalone inlay and one with baleen bands. Lengths from 3� to 4�. Includes metal stand to display all nine. 5,000/7,000

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101, eight

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COLLECTION OF EIGHT ELABORATELY CARVED WHALE IVORY BODKINS Mid-19th Century Two with terminals carved as a clenched fist, two as a hand clasping the shaft, one as a hand clasping a small book, one with a scored geometric design, one with a ball and spiral carving, and one in the form of a yoke, with relief-carved geometric designs on shaft. Some with inlaid, banded or carved shafts. Lengths from 3.5” to 4.25”. Includes metal stand to display all eight. 3,000/4,000

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102, three

102.

THREE WHALE IVORY BODKINS Mid-19th Century All with faceted terminals, one with contrasting dots, one with serrated tamper on top, and one with faint incised diamonds. Lengths from 3” to 4.5”. Includes metal stand to display all three. 300/500

103. PAIR OF WHALEBONE KNITTING NEEDLES Mid-19th Century With stepped whale ivory terminals and island wood banding. Lengths 13”. 1,000/1,400

103, pair

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Robert Salmon England/Massachusetts, 1775-c. 1851 Lots 104-106

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104.

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“Dumbarton Castle”. Signed verso “RS”. Numbered 990. Dated 1833. Oil on panel, 6” x 8.25”. Framed 13” x 16”. 6,000/8,000

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105.

Numerous small vessels off a cliff-side lighthouse. Unsigned. Oil on panel, 7.75” x 9.75”. Framed 13” x 15”. 8,000/10,000

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Robert Salmon England/Massachusetts, 1775-c. 1851 Lots 104-106

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106.

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“Ships and a brig of the John Gladstone & Company fleet in the Mersey”. Signed lower right “R. Salmon”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, 26” x 43”. Framed 35” x 51”. 60,000/90,000

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108

107.

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ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS WHITCOMBE United Kingdom, c. 1760-1824 “English Frigates”. Unsigned. Titled and attributed to Whitcombe on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, 12” x 17”. Framed 22” x 27.5”. 4,000/6,000

108.

ITALIAN SCHOOL 19th Century “Harmony of Dundee Entering the Bay of Naples Alexander Stephen Master”. Unsigned. Titled along lower margin. Oil on canvas, 16.25” x 24.25”. Framed 23” x 31”. 1,200/1,800

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109.

GRANVILLE PERKINS New York/Maryland, 1830-1895 “Sailing on the Sound”. Signed and dated lower left “Granville Perkins 1893”. Titled on frame plaque. Watercolor, 10.5” x 28” sight. Framed 22” x 40”. 500/700

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110.

GEORGE HATHAWAY Maine/United Kingdom, 1852-1903 Shore scene with waves crashing against the rocks and a schooner on the horizon. Signed lower left “G.M. Hathaway”. Oil on artist board, 5.75” x 9.75” sight. Framed 12” x 16.25”. 600/900

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111.

FREDERIC SCHILLER COZZENS New York, 1846-1928 “Stranded Schooner”. Signed and dated lower left “Fred S. Cozzens 1903”. Watercolor on paper, 9” x 14.25”. Framed 19” x 25”. 600/800 Provenance: Big Horn Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut.

111

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112.

IMPRESSIVELY LARGE WHALEBONE FID 19th Century Pierced with a large hole at top and incised with a line and swag design. Length 13.5”. Includes stand. 1,200/1,800

113.

ENGRAVED NAUTILUS SHELL Late 19th/Early 20th Century Depicts a tropical scene with palm trees and a volcano contained within a medallion surrounded by scrolling acanthus leaves and foliate boughs. Length 5”. 300/500

114.

EAGLE’S HEAD-FORM CIGAR CUTTER First Half of the 20th Century Unmarked silvered metal eagle’s head with glass eye, mounted to a polished hippopotamus tooth. Cigar or cigarette fits through the hole in the eagle’s beak; depressing the lower half of the beak engages the single blade. Length 11.25”. 400/600

115.

FOOD CHOPPER WITH WALRUS IVORY HANDLE AND STEEL BLADE Mid-19th Century Length 3.75”. 300/500

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116.

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF A 50-GUN MAN-OF-WAR French/English, 19th Century Hull planked in bone, with contrasting bands, probably baleen, between the gun ports and at the waist and sheer lines. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons and red covers. Detailed with a carved boxwood warrior figurehead, rigging, metal anchors and chains, deck fittings, etc., with some polychrome elements. Displayed on a pair of bone cradles resting on a straw work base. Contemporary glass-domed case with stepped mahogany base. Case height 11.75”. Length 15”. Width 8.25”. 9,000/12,000

116, multiple views

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Private Collection, New York

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE MODEL OF THE 54-GUN FRENCH MAN-OF-WAR L’HERCULE French/English, 19th Century Hull planked in bone, with contrasting bands between the gun ports and at the waterline. Cut and pierced gun ports fitted with blackened brass cannons and red covers. Detailed with a swordwielding female warrior figurehead, carved and pierced galleries, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Displayed on a pair of bone cradles resting on an octagonal polychrome straw work base with bone trim. Contemporary glass-domed case with wooden base. Case height 12”. Length 11.5”. Width 9”. 9,000/12,000

117

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119

120

121

118.

BONE KNIFE, PROBABLY NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR 19th Century Folding two-bladed knife, probably a personal or sewing knife. Terminal carved in the form of a hand. Shaft carved with a shirt cuff and geometric designs. Length 3.25”. Includes metal stand. 180/250

120.

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH HEART-SHAPED FINIAL Mid-19th Century Architectural handle with finely carved tiers of stepped carvings and a reeded bulbous shaft. Wheel support with similar tiers of stepped carvings. Intricate openwork fluted wheel. Heart-shaped finial is serrated for use as a pastry cutter; retains some tiny specks of crust. Length 6”. Includes metal stand. 3,000/4,000

119.

WHALE IVORY “NAUGHTY KNEE” BODKIN Mid-19th Century Nicely carved heeled boot, leg and scalloped stocking. Contrasting buttons and “garter”, possibly baleen. Length 4.25”. Includes metal stand. 700/1,000

121.

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH INLAID HANDLE Mid-19th Century Architectural handle with ball finial, a segment of open columns, a central faceted knop, a segment of closed columns, a seed-form segment and a baluster-form yoke. Knop with diamond-shaped abalone inlay. Fluted wheel. Deep patina. Length 5.5”. Includes metal stand. 5,000/7,000

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122.

WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN-BANDED UNICORN PIE CRIMPER 19th Century A full-bodied running unicorn with pointy ears, inlaid eyes and nostrils, and a fluked tail. Front legs support a thinly carved fluted wheel with fivepointed star. Baleen band with fine pique border. Length 7.25”. Includes an acrylic stand marked “The Unicorn Crimper”. 20,000/30,000 Similar examples appear in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 182-183. A similar but lesser example was sold as part of the Folk Art & Americana Collection of Carl and Sonia Schmitt during Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 19, 2018, Lot #131.

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124.

WHALE IVORY AND WALRUS IVORY DOUBLE-WHEELED PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Tapered shaft with knob terminal, a free-spinning ring, a static ring and contrasting bands, possibly baleen or exotic wood. Simple yoke supports a fluted wheel and a plain disc wheel. Length 6”. Includes metal stand. 1,800/2,500

SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER Mid-19th Century Constructed of two scrimshaw whale’s teeth flanking an engraved whalebone panel, all mounted on a mahogany base with fluted whale ivory feet. Both teeth engraved with portraits of brigs, one flying a British flag and the other a striped flag, probably French. Panel with foliate design around aperture and a shell finial. Teeth and panel supported at the front by a stepped whale ivory plinth inlaid with shell, and at the back by a whale ivory arch engraved with a flower blossom. (The arch is only visible when the watch is removed.) Includes an open-face pocket watch with engraved monogram, and a photograph and French inscription on interior case. Tower height 5.5”. Width 7.75”. 3,000/5,000

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124

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125, obverse, edge and reverse

125.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE LADY WELLINGTON ENGRAVER Mid-19th Century Obverse titled “La Griffon & Bashante” depicts a naval battle in which the H.M.S. Bacchante captured the French navy brig Griffon off Cape Antonio, Cuba, on May 11, 1808. One ship is flying a faint French flag, one is flying a British flag and both are flying long pennants. The ships are engulfed in billowing smoke, and the sails are pockmarked with damage from cannon fire. Reverse depicts a British sidewheel steamship with a distinctive striped smokestack. The ship is flying a British ensign off the stern, figures are visible on deck and billowing smoke is coming out of the smokestack. The hulls of the ships on both the obverse and reverse are deeply engraved, and birds are visible in the sky above the scenes. The execution of the smoke and water, the elegant script lettering and the geometric and foliate garlands encircling the tip and base of the tooth are characteristic of the Lady Wellington Engraver’s workmanship. Length 5”. 4,000/6,000

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POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING A STANDING FIGURE Mid-19th Century Possibly an actor, wearing a red plumed hat, a long cape and tall boots, and with pistols and a dagger tucked in his waistband. Some elements, including the floor on which he stands, are executed in pinpoint. Length 5”. 300/500

128.

CARVED WALRUS IVORY CANE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF AN ALLIGATOR ON A LOG Late 19th Century Deeply carved and well-detailed alligator with sharp teeth and a tail that wraps around the log. Length 3.75”. 200/300

127.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH SHIP PORTRAIT Circa 1900 A two-masted vessel flying an American flag at the stern. Deep patina. Length 4.75”. 250/350

129.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING A CHILD WITH SCISSORS 19th Century A full-length portrait of a child reaching for a string with one hand and holding a pair of scissors in the other. Pinpoint and stippled execution. Length 6”. 600/800

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PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS WITH CARVED AND ENGRAVED DECORATION Mid-19th Century Tips of tusks carved in the form of a flower blossom, circled by an engraved foliate band. Both tusks with three patriotic vignettes, the central of which are both oval bust portraits of men in uniform, possibly Civil War commanders. Upper vignette of one tusk depicts a spread-wing eagle, a “Pluribus Unum” banner, an American shield, a shield-shaped cartouche containing a sunlit landscape, an anchor, an “Excelsior” banner and a landscape design. Lower vignette depicts Lady Liberty holding a phrygian cap-topped staff in her left hand and an American shield in her right hand. She is draped in an American flag and sits upon a monumental plinth. Upper vignette of other tusk depicts Columbia holding an American flag on pole in her right hand and pointing her left hand. Lower vignette depicts Lady Justice, holding the scales of justice in her right hand and a sword in her left hand. She is seated on a monumental plinth with a small American shield on one face. Tusks mounted on stone bases. Overall heights approx. 15.25”. 8,000/10,000 From a Long Island Collection.

130, pair

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131.

PAIR OF RELIEF-CARVED WHALE’S TEETH Third Quarter of the 19th Century Both with oval portraits of a man and a woman. Lengths 5.75”. 1,000/1,500

131, pair

132.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a woman, a child and a sheep in a garden outside a stately home flying a large pennant. Faint and mostly illegible lettering on house facade. Reverse depicts a multitude of plants, including palm trees and a red flowering potted plant. A zigzag border encircles base. Some elements executed in pinpoint. Length 6”. Includes custom wood stand. 800/1,200 From a Long Island Collection.

132, obverse and reverse

133.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH MOUNTED AS A SNUFF BOX Mid-19th Century Base mounted to a silvered metal hinged box with applied stylized crest and engraved inscription “Presented to Chas. Roguier By R. Richardson.” Obverse with starboard portrait of a full-rigged ship with six gunports, flying a long pennant from the central mast and a British ensign off the stern. Reverse with a larboard portrait of a similar ship. Overall length including snuff box 7.25”. 4,000/6,000

133, obverse and reverse

Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, May 3, 2000, Lot #258. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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134.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING THE CIRCUS PERFORMER “ZAZEL” Circa 1880 “Zazel”, dressed in a low-cut gown, poses inside a barrel decorated as an American shield. She has a feather in her hair and is wearing a pendant necklace and bracelets. Tooth mounted on an oval wooden base with silver metal plaque engraved “Found At Sheikh Budin N.W.F.P. India 1909” (N.W.F.P. stands for North-West Frontier Province, located on the border of Kashmir and Afghanistan), though there is no further record of this provenance. Overall height including base 6.5”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Laurence Langford, London. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

134

The English-born “Zazel”, whose real name was Rossa Matilda Richter, was the first female human cannonball. She performed at the Royal Aquarium in London in 1877, then toured in the United Kingdom and the United States until 1891.

135.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH POLITICAL MOTIF Circa 1872 Depicts Horace Greeley’s Presidential campaign caricature image “I am bound for Cincinnati” and a seated woman. Includes an original Harper’s Weekly May 4, 1872 issue with the image. Length 6.5”. 500/1,000

136.

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH DEPICTING FASHION PLATE LADIES Mid-19th Century Both teeth with finely rendered portraits of elaborately dressed women on both obverse and reverse. Portraits taken from fashion plate magazine illustrations. Some elements very deeply engraved. Lengths 5.75” and 6”. 5,000/7,000 Exhibited at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts. Provenance: William Tripp Collection. Private Collection, Massachusetts. Eldred’s Marine Sale, July 29, 2005, Lot #515. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

136, obverse and reverse of pair

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137.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE IVORY PIPE Mid-19th Century Carved in a geometric form. Marked on bowl “META”. One side depicts a three-masted ship, with a smaller ship off the bow. Other faces with geometric and foliate designs interspersed with pinpoint borders. Deep rich patina. Length 3.75”. 2,500/3,500 137

138.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO CALEB ALBRO Circa 1835-1847 Obverse depicts three vignettes. Upper vignette depicts an eagle perched on an anchor resting on a floating log, with an American flag on pole to the left. Central vignette is titled “Sperm Whaling In the South Sea” in script lettering and depicts a whaling scene with whaleship and three whaleboats in pursuit of a diving sperm whale. Lower vignette depicts a spouting sperm whale. Reverse depicts an attractive woman wearing a bonnet and gown, holding an open parasol in her right hand and a handkerchief in her left hand. She is standing on a parquet floor beneath swagged draperies. Length 7.25”. 15,000/25,000 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection. West Sea Company, 1997. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

In his appraisal of the tooth, Dr. Stuart M. Frank “confidently attributes” it to Caleb T. Albro of Jamestown and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, who sailed aboard the John Coggeshall of Newport from 1834 to 1847. According to Scrimshaw and

138, obverse and reverse

Provenance: A Third Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists written by Frank (Mystic, Ct.: Stuart M. Frank and Mystic Seaport Museum, 2013), Albro was born probably in 1816 and served on one whaling voyage.

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PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH DEPICTING A SAILOR’S FAREWELL AND RETURN Mid-19th Century Both teeth with wonderfully detailed scenes that wrap around the circumference. One depicting the sailor’s farewell shows a sailor saying goodbye to his wife and small child, while another sailor stands in a punt, poised to deliver him to the brig anchored in the harbor. Two small birds fly above the lighthouse located at the mouth of the harbor, and a woman is carrying two buckets near the town well. The other tooth, depicting the sailor’s return, shows the sailor walking with outstretched arms toward his wife and visibly older child, while the family dog races to greet him. Above them flies two birds, and the same brig is again anchored in the harbor. On both teeth, an American flag flies off the brig’s stern. While the topography of the surrounding hilly landscape remains the same, the town’s architecture differs between the two teeth, as if to show the growth and financial prosperity of the town during the sailor’s absence. In the scene of the sailor’s farewell, the houses are small and the town appears mostly agrarian, but in the scene of the sailor’s return the houses are larger and more elegant, and the distant hill is topped with a windmill. Lengths approx. 7.75”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Joseph Vallejo, Newport Beach, California. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

139, obverse and reverse of pair

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PAIR OF UNUSUAL WHALE’S TEETH WITH LACQUER DECORATION IN CHINESE MOTIFS 19th Century Both teeth with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape that wrap around the circumference. One depicts a man playing a flute and the other a woman fanning herself with a bough while seated by a screen. Carved in shallow relief on a lacquer appliqué and painted in shades of gold, green, red, brown and black. Mounted on black painted wooden bases. Heights including bases 6.25”. 4,000/6,000 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

140, pair

141.

POLYCHROME ENGRAVED BONE PANEL WITH EROTIC SCENE 19th Century Depicts an exotic woman resting her head upon a bolster pillow and a man wearing a hat engaged in an intimate act, surrounded by a folding screen with Asian-style decoration and a tray filled with assorted canisters. Thin incised border around perimeter. Natural formation of the bone, probably a scalpula bone, allows the arched panel to stand on its own. Height 5.25”. Width 5.25”. Depth 1.75”. 3,500/5,000

141

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142.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW 144. POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW 143. SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century WHALEBONE BUSK Mid-19th Century Abundantly and delicately engraved Mid-19th Century Depicts a flowering potted plant, Depicts four finely engraved with a rising sun, entwined hearts, a climbing tendril emanating from hex signs, potted plants, an elephant, vignettes separated by floral and a pergola, and two side-by-side and other foliate and geometric foliate garlands. Vignettes include weeping willows, all surrounded by designs. Busk is arched at top and a vase of flowers on a checkered sawtooth borders. Busk with heartcanted at bottom. Length 14.25”. surface, two lovebirds perched on shaped lobed top. Length 13.25”. 500/800 intersecting hearts set on a garlanded 500/800 monument, a blue floral sprig, and From a Long Island Collection. a basket of flowers. Busk with lobed From a Long Island Collection. top. Length 13”. 600/900 Provenance: Collection of Captain Andrew Covey, New Bedford, Massachusetts (label verso).

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William Edward Parry (1790-1855) commanded three naval expeditions to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage, the last two aboard the H.M.S. Fury. The “H.M.S. Liddon” is an apparent mistake as there was no such ship, but a Matthew Liddon served with Parry on an earlier expedition, and Parry was godfather to Liddon’s son, Henry Parry Liddon.

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SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER COMMEMORATING THE H.M.S. FURY Probably Scottish, Mid-19th Century Constructed of two scrimshaw whale’s teeth flanking an engraved whalebone tower, all mounted on an exotic wood base with whale ivory and mother-of-pearl geometric inlay. One tooth depicts a stern quarter view of the “H.M.S. Fury” and the other tooth depicts a broadside larboard view of the “H.M.S. Liddon”. Both ships identified in script lettering below images, and both teeth have a sawtooth border encircling the base. Central whalebone tower with broken arch pediment centering a surmounted disk. Engraved throughout with a vine and thistle design. Rectangular chamfered base with rounded cut corners and inlay in diamond, triangle and circle designs. Retains label on underside with handwritten inscription “History of Ivory Watch Stand North, East, + West Passages Captain Parry + Lyn in ‘Fury’ and ‘Liddon’ May 8th 1821-23 St. Vincent, W.I.” Height approx. 5”. Width 10”. Depth 4.5”. 3,500/5,000 Provenance: Laurence Langford, London, August 10, 1998. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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WATCH HUTCH WITH WHALEBONE AND WALRUS IVORY ADORNMENTS Mid-19th Century Carved from walnut in the form of a tall-case clock. Arched bonnet with circular aperture for pocket watch. Waist section with an inlaid whalebone faux escutcheon and an arched panel simulating a pendulum door. Base section with single drawer with whalebone trim and diamondshaped inlay. Whalebone trim along corners of clock case. Diamond-shaped whalebone and walrus ivory inlay on side panels. Turned whalebone feet. Height 11.5”. 1,000/2,000

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COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH CARVED AND INLAID WHALEBONE HANDLE Mid-19th Century Top half of handle carved in a cross hatch pattern. Lower half with alternating bands of island wood, whalebone and whale ivory. Whale ivory hanging loop pinned to top of handle. Handle attached to bowl with a whale ivory heartform mount. Length 13.5”. 700/1,000 From a Long Island Collection.

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COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH PEWTER OVERLAY AND WHALEBONE INLAY Mid-19th Century Coconut shell bowl with pewter overlay in a concentric swag pattern. Scrolled island wood handle with whalebone dot and line inlay. Handle attached to pewter bowl mount with a whalebone collar. Length 14.5”. 400/600 From a Long Island Collection.

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SAILOR-MADE CARVED COCONUT SHELL DIPPER 19th Century Decorated with an eagle and boat surrounded by a leaf and banded design. Applied silver rim. Height 2.5”. Diameter 4.5”. 400/600

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COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH WHALE IVORY MOUNTS Mid-19th Century Tapering fruitwood handle with whale ivory and contrasting wood spacers, a whale ivory hanging loop at one end, and a whale ivory mount to affix handle to bowl. Length approx. 16”. 600/800

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CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A FIST CLENCHING A SNAKE Mid-19th Century Snake with inlaid eyes and engraved scales wraps around the hand and wrist above a faceted shirtsleeve. Thin metal collar. Faceted whalebone shaft tapers to a cylinder. Length 34.25”. 3,000/5,000 The Collection of Paul Vardeman.

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WHALE IVORY, BALEEN AND WHALEBONE CANE 19th Century Dog-shaped handle with baleen eyes, and scrimshaw ears and muzzle. Shaft with single baleen band and sawtooth and diamond designs at upper portion. Metal ferrule. Length 34”. 1,500/2,000

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY CANE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory turk’s-head knot handle with nice patina. Ropeturned shaft culminating in a braided ropework design. Brass ferrule. Length 33.5”. 1,000/2,000

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CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A FIST CLENCHING A SNAKE Mid-19th Century Fat snake with black inset eyes is coiled around the fist and wrist. Cylindrical throat with medial exotic wood band. Ebony shaft. Length 35”. 2,000/3,000

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CANE WITH SUPERBLY CARVED WALRUS IVORY HANDLE IN PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Circa 1876 Grip portion of the L-shaped handle carved in the form of an eagle perched atop a tree branch. Stem portion of the handle with ring of beading above a relief-carved oval bust portrait of George Washington and a relief-carved spread-wing eagle with American shield, arrows and olive branches. Tapered malacca shaft with thin silver metal collar and original metal ferrule. The carving on the walrus ivory components is exceptionally meticulous, with details including the eagle’s sharp beak, beautifully articulated feathers and lifelike talons, and the 13 raised stars on the American shield. Length 33.75”. 4,000/6,000

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WALKING STICK WITH WHALEBONE TWIST-CARVED SHAFT 19th Century Whale ivory knob head. German silver basket weave collar. Tapered shaft. Length 35.75”. 1,500/2,500

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WALKING STICK WITH WHALEBONE TWIST-CARVED SHAFT 19th Century Turned whale ivory handle with three incised collars around the neck. Shaft with twist carving at upper half. Length 38.25”. 800/1,200

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CANE WITH PARTIALLY FLUTED WHALEBONE SHAFT 19th Century Whale ivory knob head with a double-incised collar. Top half of tapered shaft with flutings in alternating widths. Length 35.5”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE CANE WITH MUSHROOM CAP HEAD 19th Century Incised detail at the collar. Shaft slightly warped. Length 33.75”. 800/1,200

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WHALEBONE WALKING STICK WITH CARVED SHAFT 19th Century Whale ivory tapered dome handle. Handle attached to whalebone shaft with a baleen spacer. Three-part shaft, with an octagonal upper section, a carved braided rope midsection, and a simple tapered lower section. Length 36.5”. 1,500/2,500

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WHALEBONE CANE WITH A TWIST-CARVED SHAFT American, 19th Century Carved whale ivory faceted head tapers to a baleen collar. Shaft with twist carving in upper half. Length 32”. 1,500/2,500

163. BUTTON-HEAD CANE WITH TURNED AND FLUTED SHAFT 19th Century Whale ivory head with incised rings around the neck. Whalebone shaft with fluting at upper quarter. Length 33”. 800/1,200

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WHALEBONE WALKING STICK WITH FACETED HEAD 19th Century Head inlaid with baleen or ebony dots. Collar with double baleen bands. Octagonal whalebone shaft. Length 34”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE WALKING STICK WITH CARVED SHAFT 19th century Faceted whale ivory head with a baleen collar. Shaft carved with geometric, crosshatch and twist patterns. Length 36.25”. 2,000/3,000

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WHALEBONE WALIKING STICK WITH CARVED SHAFT Whale ivory knob head and octagonal whalebone throat with incised bands. Shaft carved with rough and fine crosshatch patterns and a twist shaft. Length 35”. 1,500/2,500

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WHALEBONE AND MAPLE YARDSTICK 19th Century Maple shaft with whalebone caps. Both sides with diamondshaped whalebone inlay and contrasting wood inlay, probably hash marks. One side marked for each inch. Length 36”. 500/1,000

CHILD’S CANE Mid-19th Century Whale ivory knob handle with incised and stepped carvings. Whalebone shaft with incised and stepped carving separating the octagonal upper third from the cylindrical lower two thirds. Length 30”. 500/700 From a Long Island Collection.

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WHALE IVORY AND EXOTIC WOOD CANE Mid-19th Century “L”-shaped handle comprised of whale ivory and exotic wood bands. Metal collar. Striated exotic wood shaft. Length 35.25”. 500/1,000 From a Long Island Collection.

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SHARK VERTEBRAE POINTER 19th Century Ebony faceted knob handle. Baleen spacers and ferrule. Length 23”. 150/250 The Collection of Paul Vardeman.

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE WITH EBONY INLAY Mid-19th Century Whale ivory knob handle with inlaid ebony disk at top. Octagonal throat with ebony banding. Upper half of tapering whalebone shaft is octagonal; lower half is cylindrical. Length 34.25”. 700/1,000 From a Long Island Collection.

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DOLPHIN-FORM CARVED WOODEN SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Carved to hold a separate blade made from a heavy figured hardwood. Blade attached to handle with metal pins. Length 6.5�. 500/800 Illustrated in Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, Whales and Whalemen by E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Ct.: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972), p. 126.

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TURNED AND INCISED WHALEBONE FID 19th Century Terminal with two old chips. Retains small length of old twine. Bone is dry. Length 10.13”. 300/500

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DECORATIVELY CARVED AND INLAID WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Octagonal handle with medial carved bands and a scalloped design. Exotic wood collar between handle and blade. Blade with two inlaid mother-of-pearl dots at top. Blade affixed with metal pins. Length 4.5”. 300/500

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century With tapered handle. Deep patina. Length 5.5”. 300/400

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WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century With crescent-shaped terminal. Length 5.5”. 300/400

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WHALEBONE FID 19th Century With two incised lines. Nice patina. Length 10.5”. 400/600

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TWO WHALEBONE AND WOOD SINGLE BLOCKS 19th Century One appears to have all whalebone components conjoined with metal pins. Other with wooden cheeks, whalebone tail and crown, wooden sheave and metal pins. Both with wear commensurate with age and use. Lengths 3.75” and 4”. 500/700

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WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK 19th Century With metal pins. Length 3”. 300/400

SET OF SIX WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS 19th Century With incised lines. Lengths 5”. Includes a wood and acrylic stand to display all six. Height including stand 6.5”. Length 8.5”. 400/600

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SCRIMSHAW BALEEN DITTY BOX 19th Century Lid with wooden top and baleen lip. Box with wooden base plate and baleen sides engraved with two American-flagged threemasted sailing ships, two potted plants and a zigzag upper border. Lid and box secured with metal-pinned fingers, two on the lid and eight on the box. Interior lined with period handwritten papers. Height 4”. Length 7”. 500/1,000

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SCRIMSHAW BALEEN DITTY BOX LID Mid-19th Century Top with well-executed portrait of a threemasted ship flying a large American flag off the stern, a long checkered pennant from the central mast and a smaller flag from the foremast. Interesting checkered depiction of the water. Foliate garland below water and around perimeter. Lip with half-moon, diamond and pique design, and a metalpinned spade-shaped finger. Baleen top panel secured to an interior wooden support panel with metal pins. Faintly signed on wood panel. Height .75”. Length 7.25”. 200/300 Provenance: Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection (retains collection sticker).

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH OPENWORK STAR WHEEL Mid-19th Century Tapered, beveled handle with medial baleen band. Architectural yoke supports a three-tine fork and mount for fluted wheel. Wheel pin with baleen or shell caps. Rich patina and some pearling. Length 7.25”. 700/1,000

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WHALE IVORY AND EXOTIC WOOD PIE CRIMPER 19th Century Turned and incised handle with bulbous terminal and medial exotic wood band. Fluted wheel. Deep, rich patina and some pearling. Length 6.25”. 500/700

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SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK, 185. SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK POSSIBLY BY THE STAR ENGRAVER Mid-19th Century Lobed top is engraved to form a striped heart. Also depicts a Mid-19th Century Obverse with seven vignettes: an urn with a potted flower, bouquet of flowers, two differing pinwheels, two intersecting hearts, a foliate branch, a foliate arch and a banner. Serrated a church in a grove of trees, a foliate design, a patriotic assemblage of a star, crossed flags and an American shield, border at sides. Also lobed at bottom. Length 11.25”. a potted flowering plant, a tulip plant, and a maritime 500/800 assemblage of a star, crossed harpoons and an anchor. Vignettes are framed by differing geometric borders. Foliate garlands at lobed top and curved bottom. Reverse 186. SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE “FORGET ME NOT” BUSK with identical maritime assemblage as obverse and similar Mid-19th Century geometric borders but is otherwise undecorated. Length 14”. Decorative lettering framed by delicate foliate garlands and 1,000/1,500 sprigs. Length 12”. 300/500 The five-pointed stars on this busk, with shaded points and an empty interior, are similar to those seen on examples attributed to the Star Engraver that were sold at Eldred’s, July 19, 2013, Lot #623, and July 25, 2019, Lots #113 and #114.

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT 19th Century Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment collars, adjustment screws and barrel-form clamp, all with incised banding in differing patterns. Whalebone shaft and staves. Height 18.25”. Cage diameter approx. 18”. Includes a wooden stand. Height including stand 22.5”. 1,200/1,500

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT 19th Century Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment collars, clamp and clamp adjustment screw, all with incised banding, some of which is colored red or blue. Faceted whale ivory screw for adjustment collar, possibly a replacement. Whalebone shaft and staves. Height 17.75”. Cage diameter approx. 13”. Includes a wooden stand. Height including stand 22.25”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT 19th Century Turned whale ivory yarn cup and adjustment collars. Whalebone shaft, staves, and incised barrel-form clamp and adjustment screw. Shaft with carved rope design and a shell or exotic wood band at base. Cage diameter is adjusted by inserting a pin through one of six pierced holes along the length of the shaft (pin missing). Height 21.5”. Case diameter approx. 24”. Includes a wooden stand. Height including stand 25.5”. 500/800

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COMMEMORATIVE SILK NEEDLEWORK “IN MEMORY OF MY CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD” Filipino, Dated 1924 Depicts a spread-wing eagle with arrows hovering above crossed American flags on a vivid purple ground punctuated with white stars. Two oval apertures with decorative borders contain black and white photographs of sailors. Apertures flank an oval applied silk and threadwork panel depicting a steam/sail vessel, identified as the “S.S. Scottsburg”. Also embroidered “Philippine Islands”, “China”, “Japan”, “1924” and “Joe Hoey”. 19.5” x 15.5” sight. Framed 25.5” x 21.5”. 300/400

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COMMEMORATIVE SILK NEEDLEWORK “IN MEMORY OF MY CRUISE ...” Filipino, Dated 1923 Titled “In Memory Of My Cruise In The Hawaii Japan China & Pillipine [sic] Islands” below an arch of stars. Depicts a spread-wing eagle with arrows and an olive branch perched on an American flag on pole above an American shield and draped multi-national flags. Arched apertures, framed by Asian-style foliate designs, contain black and white photographs, one of a dramatically posed woman and the other of a man in a suit. Apertures flank an oval applied silk and threadwork panel depicting a steam/sail ship, identified as the “S.S. Dryden”. Embroidered on lower margin “Ernest Kirby Jan. 1923”. 24” x 19” sight. Framed 29” x 24”. 300/400

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WORDEN WOOD United States, 1880-1943 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter George W. Campbell. Signed lower left “Worden Wood”. Gouache, 13.75” x 20.75”. Framed 23.75” x 29.75”. 800/1,200

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MAHOGANY AND WHALE IVORY ROLLING PIN Mid-19th Century Turned whale ivory handles with incised red bands. Mahogany roller. Length 15.5”. 400/600

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MAHOGANY AND WHALE IVORY ROLLING PIN 19th Century Turned wood and whale ivory handles with incised red banding. Dense wood roller with whale ivory caps. Dark patina. Length 15”. 300/500

192 The George W. Campbell was launched in 1937 and was on ice patrol off Newfoundland. She was also the first Coast Guard vessel to be put under Navy control in the lead-up to World War II, and in 1943 she sank a German U-boat by ramming it. She continued in service through the Vietnam War and was decommissioned in 1982. At the time she was the oldest active continually commissioned vessel in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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DOLL’S TALL POST BED WITH WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY INLAY 19th Century Shaped headboard inlaid with two whale ivory hearts flanking crossed harpoons. Tapered posts, each with spear-shaped whalebone inlay that creates a serrated or harlequin pattern. Height 17.25”. Length 18.25”. Width 13.5”. 500/700

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WROUGHT IRON LANCE WITH POLE 19th Century Cone wrapped in twine. Pole inscribed “Budd”[?]. Lance and pole retain lengths of rope. Lance length 57.75”. Pole length approx 96”. 600/900

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PHOTOGRAPH “HOLDING RELIGIOUS SERVICES ON BOARD A WHALER ABOUT TO SET SAIL” Late 19th/Early 20th Century Titled along lower margin. Framed 12” x 14.75”. 200/300 197

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SHIP’S CASED DECANTER SET

19th Century Mahogany case with hinged lid and brass blossomform escutcheon. Fitted interior contains two clear glass decanters with stoppers. Case height 12.75”. Width 11.75”. Depth 6.5”. 300/500

BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD TRAVEL DESK 19th Century With brass inlay and inset carrying handles at sides. Top lifts to reveal lidded compartments, a pen tray, an inkwell compartment, document holders covered with blue silk, and a fold-out writing surface covered with blue velvet. Brass lock plate stamped with crowns, “Gramahs Patent” and “Thomson Calcutta”. Height 9”. Width 21.75”. Depth 12.5”. 400/600 199

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SAILOR-MADE MARQUETRY JEWELRY BOX 19th Century Hinged lid with central blossom within a rectangular scallopbordered cartouche surrounded by geometric and helix bands. Front and back with twin blossom designs in diamond-shaped cartouches, and sides with single design. Scalloped and geometric borders on all four faces. Interior lined in brown and green velvet and green floral-patterned ribbon. Contains a fitted tray that lifts out to reveal an open compartment. Interior of lid with central colored ink drawing of a harpooned sperm whale. Underside of box lined with an 1886 issue of the New Bedford newspaper Whalemen’s Shipping List. Height 4.5”. Width 9”. Depth 7”. 300/500

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LIVERPOOL JUG England, 19th Century Grisaille decoration of flowers, butterflies, insects, lovebirds and foliate garlands surrounding figural landscape cartouches. One side depicts “The Sailors Adieu”, with a forlorn woman clutching the arm of a man as they look toward a ship at anchor. Below the cartouche is the verse “What should tear me from the arms of my Dearest Polly, but the undeniable calls of My Country in whose cause I have engag’d My Honour and my Life.” Other side depicts a woman carrying a basket in a garden while a man and a woman gossip behind her. Height 11.5”. 500/1,000

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* CASED WHALEBONE MODEL OF A WHALEBOAT 20th Century Nicely detailed model complete with bone oars, harpoons and other implements, buckets of line, etc., and rigged with a cotton sail. Rests on a bone cradle inside a glass, brass and mahogany case. Case height 18.75”. Length 18.5”. Width 6”. *Per Federal Regulation, this may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 700/1,000

* POLYCHROME ENGRAVED JAWBONE BY CHARLES A. MANGHIS OF NANTUCKET 2000 Oval cartouche contains an Arctic whaling scene with four whaleships in the foreground and one in the distance, two whaleboats in pursuit of two surfaced whales, and a walrus on an expanse of ice. Quarter sunburst medallions at each corner. Signed and dated on reverse “Charles A. Manghis Nantucket 2/2000”. Natural formation of the jaw allows it to stand on its own. Height 3”. Length 8”. Depth 3.5”. *Per Federal Regulation, this may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 500/700

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EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY DOUBLE-WHEEL PIE CRIMPER WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Mid-19th Century Finely executed snake with shaped head, carved and inked eyes and mouth, and stippled scales that terminate on shaft in a scalloped design. Contrasting band, probably baleen, conjoins the shaft and the sinuous mount that supports the two wheels and a two-tine fork. The fluting on the two wheels differs; one is more sharply serrated. Balanced construction that fits nicely in the hand. Rich patina. Length 7.25�. 10,000/15,000

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INLAID WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Two-part squared architectural shaft with stepped carvings, and inlaid shell and mother-of-pearl hearts, diamonds and rectangles on all four faces. Beautifully scrolled four-tine crimping fork at one end and a fluted wheel at opposite end. One tine broken off and one diamond-shaped piece of inlay missing. Length 7”. 1,800/2,000

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SIGNED WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SHELL INLAY 19th Century Tapered square shaft with inlaid shell panels, one of which is mostly translucent, revealing signature “C.L. Sherman [?]”. Four-tine fork at one end of shaft and bulbous yoke at opposite end supporting a fluted wheel. Length 8.75”. 700/1,000

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IVORY SNAKE-FORM PARASOL HANDLE 19th Century Wide-headed snake with red-colored carved mouth and inset green eye loops twice and coils around a cylindrical shaft. Hexagonal collar with contrasting bands, probably baleen and exotic wood. Length 7.5”. 1,200/1,800

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WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER WITH OPENWORK HANDLE Mid-19th Century Handle comprised of four sections of whalebone in varying pillar, pierced heart and architectural designs. One end of handle with a shield-form mount supporting two side-byside fluted wheels. Other end with a three-tine fork. Length 8.75”. 2,500/3,500 Provenance: Richard “Sam” Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Two-part geometric and architectural carved handle with faceted terminal. Fluted wheel. Some pearling. Length 7.25”. 1,500/2,000 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Pistol grip handle constructed from five pieces of whale ivory separated by four shell bands. Handle terminates in a gracefully curved mount for fluted whale ivory wheel. Length 7”. 700/1,000 Provenance: Richard “Sam” Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH VENTING TOOL HANDLE Mid-19th Century One end of handle with fluted half cylinder, used to make vent holes in pie crust. Incised banding at opposite end of handle near wheel mount. Whale ivory fluted wheel. Length 5.25”. 400/700 From a Long Island Collection.

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CHILD’S-SIZE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Mid-19th Century Teardrop-shaped handle with stepped carvings and a pierced diamond. Fluted whalebone wheel. Length 4”. 500/700 From a Long Island Collection.

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SHARK VERTABRAE CANE WITH WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE American, 19th Century Shaft with vertabrae separated by a baleen disk and fitted with a mahogany tip. Length 34.5”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE CANE WITH WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE American, 19th Century Three bands of baleen at collar. Length 34”. 1,200/1,800

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Provenance: Tom Ballen, purchased by the current owner. 214

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CARVED BONE CANE WITH WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE American, 19th Century Decagonal throat with double baleen collars. Shaft with medial carved crosshatch and chevron patterns. Length 32”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALEBONE, WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN WALKING STICK 19th Century Whale ivory knob head supported by a gadrooned collar and octagonal plinth. Sectioned whalebone shaft with wax-filled flutes at upper portion and three baleen bands joining the segments. Length 34.25”. 2,000/3,000

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WHALEBONE AND BALEEN WALKING STICK 19th Century Tapered and incised whalebone knob head. Whalebone and baleen banded neck. Shaft made up from whalebone segments with baleen spacers. Length 33.5”. 1,200/1,800

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WHALE IVORY AND EBONY WALKING STICK 19th Century Turned whale ivory knob handle. Ebony shaft tapers from an octagon to a straight cylinder. Whalebone ferrule. Length 36.5”. 500/700

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CARVED WHALE IVORY, WHALEBONE AND WALRUS IVORY CANE 19th Century With two ebony bands. Walrus ivory shaft with two banded knops and stop-fluting above a spiral design. Length 35.5”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALE IVORY AND MAHOGANY WALKING STICK 19th Century Turned and incised whale ivory knob handle. Tapered mahogany shaft with a brass and steel ferrule. Length 35.5”. 500/700

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CRUTCH-HANDLED WALKING STICK INSCRIBED “ELLA” Circa 1847 Whale ivory handle with baleen end cap. Tapered bone shaft with baleen rings. Engraved at throat “Ella” and “1847”. Length 31.25”. 1,200/1,800

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WALKING STICK WITH BALEEN SHAFT 19th Century Hardwood head. Neck made from a large piece of baleen, and the shaft made up of baleen disks of varying colors. Length 37”. 300/500

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VERTEBRAE WALKING STICK 19th Century Copper head and neck. Graduated vertebrae shaft. 250/350

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Provenance: Michael C. German, London, 1984. Purchased by the current owner.

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WHALE IVORY AND MAHOGANY CANE 19th Century Crooked whale ivory handle with baleen spacers. Mahogany shaft. Length 33.75”. 1,000/1,500

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WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CROOKED-HANDLE CANE 19th Century Whale ivory handle with baleen spacers. Whalebone shaft. Length 34”. 1,000/1,500

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SHARK VERTEBRAE CANE WITH CROOKED HANDLE 19th Century Shaft made up of four sections separated by lignum vitae spacers, and the throat made up of three sections separated by lignum vitae spacers. Lignum vitae cap at end of handle. Length 34”. 600/800

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WHALE IVORY AND COCOBOLO CANE 19th Century Crooked whale ivory handle with baleen spacers. Cocobolo shaft. Length 34”. 1,000/1,500

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ROLLING PIN WITH TURNED WALRUS IVORY HANDLES Mid-19th Century Walnut roller. Length 22.5”. 300/500

WOOD AND IVORY TABLE-MOUNT PIN CUSHION 19th Century Engraved “1841”. Cloth pincushion top. Turned wooden tightening screw. Length 7.5”. 300/500

BONE SERVING MALLET WITH WOODEN HANDLE 19th Century Length 8.25”. 400/600 From a Long Island Collection.

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DOUBLE-ENDED BLUDGEON 19th Century With exotic wood shaft and weighted knobs covered with twinework. Leather strap threaded through one knob. Length 9.5”. 200/300 Provenance: Joseph Vallejo, Newport Beach, California. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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BALEEN BLUDGEON OR “BLACKJACK” 19th Century Double-ended bludgeon with shaft made from eight twisted strands of baleen bound at the ends with twine. Mushroomshaped weighted knobs at each end covered in ropework. Length 12.25”. 600/900 Provenance: Joseph Vallejo, Newport Beach, California. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN PAGE TURNER 19th Century Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a lady’s leg and boot, with engraved black buttons, red sealing wax trim, and black nail heads on soles. Thigh engraved “T” on one side and with a heart pierced by an arrow on the other side. Baleen blade attached to handle with wooden mount. Length 10.5”. 500/800 Provenance: Finch & Co., London, 2007. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

234.

PAGE TURNER WITH WHALE’S TOOTH HANDLE 19th Century Whale’s tooth handle carved with a heart containing a hex sign on one side, an anchor with rope on the other side, a rope design at the base, and geometric chip-carvings throughout. Baleen and shell dots inlaid at tip, base and within the heart. Shell blade affixed to handle with exotic wood mount; mount decorated on both sides with a carved mythical eye inlaid with whale ivory and baleen. Length 13.75”. 1,000/1,500 Provenance: Acquired at an antiques show in San Francisco. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH VASE Mid-19th Century Carved with serrated rim, incised grooves and footed base. Engraved decoration on one side of a dog holding a bundle of branches in its mouth. Other side with a hex design flanked by sheaves of wheat. Foliate and star bands and a simple line border encircle the tooth above and below the primary images. Height 4”. 2,000/3,000 From a Long Island Collection.

235, obverse and reverse

236.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts Lady Liberty seated on a plinth holding an American shield in her right hand and a staff topped with a phrygian cap in her left hand. A red, white and blue American flag is draped from her shoulder, across her bodice and down her skirt. Some elements executed in pinpoint. Length 4”. 2,000/3,000

237.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Obverse depicts a starboard view of a three-masted vessel with furled sails flying flags off the fore and mizzen masts, a long pennant from the central mast and an American flag off the stern. Foliate garland at tip and base. Reverse depicts four climbing vines with delicate tendrils and blossoms. Base carved in a scalloped pattern. Length 4.5”. 1,500/2,500

236

237, obverse and reverse

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239

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Mid-19th Century Depicts two doves holding an olive branch at tip and a potted plant near base. At center, wrapping nearly around the circumference of the tooth, is a spread-wing American eagle clutching branches and arrows in its talons. Geometric bands separate each image. Length 5.5”. 800/1,200

241.

* ENGRAVED WHALE TOOTH WITH COASTAL SCENE Early 20th Century Depicts a three-masted ship off a coast with lighthouse and two other buildings. Length 4.75”. Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 250/350

239.

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH DEPICTING A MAN IN AN INTERIOR Late 19th Century Man dressed in a long blue-green coat and striped trousers sits in a tall-back armchair in front of a large Empire-style dressing table with figural ornamentation at upper corners. Scene topped with blue-green drapes. Length 5.75”. 700/1,000

242.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH COASTAL SCENE 19th Century Depicts two birds flying above a two-masted whaleship off a cliffside lighthouse. Whaleship flying a long pennant and has smoke emanating from the tryworks. Length 4.25”. 250/350

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP 19th Century Ship flying an American flag off the stern. Length 6.5”. 800/1,200

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* SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH WHALING SCENE Early 20th Century Depicts a three-masted whaleship, flying a pennant from the central mast and a flag off the stern, sailing toward a large spouting whale. Two birds in the sky above. Length 4.25”. Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 200/300

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* ENGRAVED WHALE’S TOOTH BY GARY TONKIN Dated 2003 Obverse depicts a close-up waterline view of a whaling scene with two whale ships and two whaleboats. Signed and dated lower right “G Tonkin ‘03”. Reverse inscribed “Tribute to Captain Albert Sherman Beluga Orca Thrasher” flanked by a decorative border comprising a jawbone and sheet of blubber on chains. Length 7”. Per Federal Regulation, this may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 2,000/3,000

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF A TWO-MASTED SHIP IN THE ARCTIC 19th Century Ship flying an American flag from the stern and is surrounded by ice floes. Some pinpoint elements. Length 3.75”. 200/300

246.

SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Last Half of the 19th Century Obverse with a port-side portrait of a three-masted ship with seven gunports. Reverse with a bouquet of flowers tied with a ribbon. Length 4.5”. 400/600

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SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TOOTH Last Half of the 19th Century Obverse, probably engraved in the First Quarter of the 20th Century, depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship, whaleboat and sperm whale. Reverse, engraved in the Last Half of the 19th Century, with a starboard portrait of a three-masted whaleship. Length 5.5”. 700/1,000

248.

TWO CARVED WHALEBONE FIGURES 19th Century A seated dog, height 2”, and a fish, length 3.25”. 400/600

249.

TWO UTILITARIAN ITEMS 19th Century A bone-handled wax seal, length 2.75”, and an elephant ivory bottle-form jar, length 3.25”. 200/300

250.

ENGRAVED POLAR BEAR’S TOOTH Circa 1861 Engraved “Polar Bear Taken in The Arctic June 13th 1861”. Length 5.5”. 300/400

251.

WOODEN SEWING BOX MOUNTED WITH A PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE’S TEETH Mid-19th Century Three-tier wooden box, probably commercially produced, with steeple finials at each corner. Two lower tiers each with a single drawer. Lift-top upper tier with eight apertures for thread and a surmounted pincushion. A pair of scrimshaw whale’s teeth, a later addition to the box, flank the pincushion. Both teeth depict a potted flowering plant on one side and a homestead on the other side; the images on the teeth are nearly identical. Both houses have two chimneys, are surrounded by different species of trees and have a flock of birds flying above. Length of teeth approx. 4.25”. Overall height inclusive of teeth and box 11.5”. Width 8.75”. Depth 6.25”. 1,000/1,500 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

251

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WOODEN SEWING BOX SURMOUNTED BY A DOUBLE SWIFT Mid-19th Century Mahogany chest-style box with two drawers and flattened ball feet. Top and front inlaid with abalone wedges, arcs, diamonds, quarter-moons, stars, rectangles, etc. Drawers with baleen trim about perimeter. Top with small inlaid panbone cartouche, possibly intended as a nameplate but is unengraved. Top surmounted by a pincushion centering the swift’s whalebone shaft. Finely ribbed whalebone knop where swift attaches to pincushion/box, and a similarly carved whale ivory yarn cup at top of shaft. Staves and fittings also made from whale ivory. Overall height including box and swift approx. 11.5”. Box width 10”. Depth 5.75”. 1,800/2,500 Provenance: West Sea Company, San Diego, 2001. The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell. 252

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INLAID WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER Mid-19th Century Shaped handle with pique inlay along the perimeter and center of both faces. Additional pique inlay on edges. Rich patina. Length 4.5”. 500/700 From a Long Island Collection.

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ENGRAVED POWDER HORN Dated 1837 Carved bone cap at narrow end engraved with a foliate design. Horn with multiple engraved vignettes and a foliate garland that wraps around the circumference. Vignettes include an assortment of sailing vessels, a foliate wreath containing an anchor, crossed British flags, “Wm. McKeath” and “1837”, a foliate wreath containing “Wm. McKeath.” in bold lettering, a dog, two fishermen, an interior scene with figures surrounding a table, a fraternal lodge, and a farmhouse with outbuildings. Length 17”. 500/800 From a Long Island Collection.

255.

LOT OF WHALEBONE HOUSEHOLD IMPLEMENTS 19th Century Eight clothespins and four glove stretchers. 250/350

256.

COLLECTION OF WHALEBONE IMPLEMENTS AND CARVINGS 19th Century Includes 38 whalebone crochet hooks of varing lengths and design, and 19 other carved whalebone items in various forms. Contained in a hinged wooden box. Box length 6.75”. 300/400

257.

* WHALE’S EAR BONE Length 5”. Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be shipped out of state. 200/300 254

255, eight

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JOHN STOBART England/Massachusetts/Florida, b. 1929 “Whaling in the Arctic”. Numbered 368/850. Signed in pencil lower right margin. Colored lithograph, 22.5” x 34” sight. Framed 30” x 40.75”. 400/600 From a Long Island Collection.

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WROUGHT IRON TOGGLE HARPOON 19th Century Attached to a wooden pole, possibly the original, wrapped with manila rope. Toggle marked “Cameo”. Length 96.5”. 700/1,000

260.

WROUGHT IRON BLUBBER SPADE 19th Century Attached to a portion of its original wooden pole. Length 57.5”. 250/350

261.

WROUGHT IRON BLUBBLER SPADE Length 17.75”.

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PATRICK CUNNINGHAM BRASS HINGED DARTING GUN New Bedford, Massachusetts, Patented in 1882 Stamped “PAT APR 1882”. Length 24.25”. 200/300 Another example of this model is in the collection of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and published in New Bedford and Old Dartmouth: A Portrait of a Region’s Past by Richard C. Kugler (New Bedford: Trustees of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1975), p. 92.

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WROUGHT IRON LANCE Blade unmarked. Length 61.5”.

19th Century 600/900

WROUGHT IRON TOGGLE HARPOON Mid-19th Century Length 25.25”. 400/600

265.

CHART CHEST 19th Century Under old orange-red paint. Marked on front “Charles W. Morgan”. Dovetail construction. Height 10.5”. Width 56”. Depth 11”. 4,000/6,000 Provenance: Purchased from John Sylvia, Sr., who claimed he purchased it in New Bedford, Massachusetts many years prior.

266.

IRON BOMB HARPOON GUN Unknown maker. Length 36”.

267.

“NANTUCKET” TRINKET BOX WITH SHADOW BOX LID 20th Century Lift-off shadow box lid contains a miniature model of a brig set in a molded sea against a painted sky background. “Nantucket” and a wavy line painted in red on surround. Interior of lid with découpaged Tony Sarg print “Atlantic”, depicting a whaleship and whaleboat in pursuit of a surfaced whale, with a cherubic “West Wind” in the upper right. Height 3”. Width 6.38”. Depth 3.5”. 300/500

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19th Century 500/700

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Clark G. Voorhees, Jr. Connecticut/Vermont, 1911-1980 Lots 268-269

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Carved and painted wooden right whale. Branded “CV” and “C. Voorhees” on reverse. Length 37”. 2,000/3,000

269.

Carved and painted wooden right whale. Branded “CV” and “C. Voorhees” on reverse. Length 18”. 1,000/1,500

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TWO BOTTLES OF SPERM WHALE OIL 19th Century One with label from Wm. F. Nye, New Bedford, and the other with label from Equitable Refining Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Both retain corks and paper seals. Heights 5.25” and 4.5”. 500/1,000

271.

CASED MODEL OF A WHALEBOAT 20th Century By Max Kleinman (United States, 20th Century). Displayed on davits. Complete with oars and implements. Case height 12.5”. Length 21.5”. Width 11.5”. 800/1,200 From a Long Island Collection. 270

272.

PAINTED WOODEN MODEL OF A WHALEBOAT Detailed with mast, oars, harpoons, steering oar, etc. Length 14.75”. 300/500

273.

WHALEBOAT MODEL ON DAVITS 20th Century Complete with implements. Height 7.25”. Length 15”. Width approx. 6”. 400/600

271

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COLLECTION OF WHALING-RELATED ITEMS 19th Century 1) Insurance policy issued by the Mutual Marine Insurance Company of New Bedford to William Hathaway, Jr. for the whaleship Julian of New Bedford, in the amount of $4,000 for the ship valued at $14,000, with a premium of $321. Dated September 30, 1858. Policy expired September 30, LEMUEL D. ELDRED 1862. Signed by company president Henry Taber. Folding Massachusetts, 1848-1921 pre-printed blue document with handwritten notations. Whaleships being refitted. Signed “L.D. Eldred”. Pencil 11.25” x 9.25”. remarque lower left margin of a capstan and a whaleboat. 2) Bill of Sale for the whaleship Julian of New Bedford, sold Etching, 14” x 23” sight. Framed 28.25” x 36.25”. by Thomas Ridell to Hathaway & Luce for $12,000. Dated 500/800 August 3, 1839. Signed by involved parties and witnesses. Folding pre-printed document with decorative ornaments From a Long Island Collection. of a sailing ship and a spread-wing eagle and handwritten notations. 13.5” x 8.25”. 3-10) Small carved whalebone bodkins and other tools. One with metal tip. One with engraved foliate decoration. Lengths from 2.38” to 4.88”. 300/500 CARVED WOODEN RIGHT WHALE Contemporary Large “B” carved on reverse. Height 12”. Length 37”. 500/700

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275

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277. VOLUME SCRIMSHAW AND SCRIMSHANDERS WHALES AND WHALEMEN By E. Norman Flayderman (New Milford, Connecticut: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc., 1972). Folio. Includes dust jacket with moderate wear. Signed and inscribed by the author. 50/100 278.

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SIX BOOKS RELATING TO SCRIMSHAW AND WHALEMEN Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders - Whales and Whaleman, Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists, More Scrimshaw Artists, Scrimshaw at Mystic Seaport, and History of the American Whale Fishery. See more at www.eldreds.com. 700/1,000

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SIX VOLUMES RELATING TO SCRIMSHAW Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders - Whales and Whaleman boxed limited edition signed by author, A Treasury of American Scrimshaw, John F. Kennedy Scrimshaw Collector, Whaling and the Art of Scrimshaw, and The Scrimshander. See more at www.eldreds.com. 700/1,000

283.

BOOK ON ARCTIC WHALING An Account of the Arctic Regions with a Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery by William Scoresby (Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Hurst. London: Robinson & Co., 1820). 1st ed. Two vols. Includes two folded frontispieces, three folded maps and 24 engravings. Octavo (8.5” x 5.5”). Vol. I: 551pp., with Meteorological Tables and Chronological List of Voyages, etc. +82pp. Vol. II: 574pp. 300/500

SIX BOOKS ON SCRIMSHAW 284. AND NAUTICAL ANTIQUES Scrimshaw The Whaler’s Legacy, Nautical Antiques, Nautical Antiques & Collectibles, Graven by the Fishermen Themselves, In Their Hours of Ocean Leisure, and A Mariner’s Fancy. See more at www.eldreds.com. 250/350

SIX VOLUMES RELATING TO WHALING 19th Century and later Whale Ships and Whaling, Harpoons and Other Whalecraft, Birth of a Whaleship, Of Whales and Men, History of the American Whale Fishery, and The Yankee Whaler. See more at www.eldreds.com. 700/1,000

285.

TWO BOTTLES OF SPERM WHALE OIL 19th Century One bottle molded “Sperm Sewing Machine Oil” and retains traces of paper label for Wm. F. Nye. Other bottle with simple paper label marked “Crude Sperm Whale Oil”. Heights approx. 6.5”. 600/900

SET OF BARBARA JOHNSON WHALING COLLECTION AUCTION CATALOGS Modern, 1981-1983 Parts I, II, III and IV of the Sotheby’s auctions held in New York from December 1981 through December 1983. Some include prices realized. 250/350 FOURTEEN PAPERBACKS AND CATALOGUES ON WHALING AND SCRIMSHAW 20th Century Two copies of Scrimshaw published by The Mariner’s Museum, two copies of The Folk Art of American Whaleman published by the Nantucket Historical Assoc., two copies of Folk Art of the Whalers, Some Very Handsome Work, The Yankee Scrimshanders, The Whaling Museum, All Hands Aboard Scrimshawing, The Peter Boynton Collection of Scrimshaw and other Artifacts, A Visit to the Whaling Museum, New Bedford, and two copies of Frederick Myrick of Nantucket Scrimshaw Catalogue Raisonne. See more at www.eldreds.com. 250/350

From a Long Island Collection.

282

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NECKLACE OF SHELL AND WHALE’S TOOTH PENDANTS Pacific Islands, 19th Century Comprised of eight hook-form shell pedants strung to a length of twine, which also suspends a small whale’s tooth pendant. Tooth length 2.75”. Overall length approx. 20”. 3,000/5,000

286

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MAORI “REI NIHO PARAOA” / “REI PUTA” 288. TWO PACIFIC ISLANDS CARVED BONE WHALE’S TOOTH PENDANT 19th Century FISH HOOKS 19th Century Engraved stylized face on the top with inset One with serrated barb and pierced hole. abalone eyes. Three pierced holes at upper edge Lengths 2.25” and 3”. 1,800/2,500 for hanging around the neck. Length 2.75”. 3,000/5,000 Whale’s teeth were rare and precious in traditional Maori culture. A similar pendant is seen in Sydney Parkinson’s “Head of a New Zealander”, from Cook’s first voyage to New Zealand.

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK BOX French/English, Early 19th Century Lid with scene of a ship sailing between two land masses, one identified with a French flag and the other with a British flag. Front with two faux drawers over two working drawers, all fitted with turned bone pulls. Locking mechanism retains key and bone escutcheon. Drawer fronts and side panels depict assorted village scenes. Interior of lid with river scene. Compartmented interior with hinged lids, the four smaller of which depict ship portraits. The larger central compartment lid depicts a scene similar to the box’s lid and opens to reveal a mirror, a small drawer and another city scene. Height 4.25”. Width 11.25”. Depth 8”. 800/1,200

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK PICTURE French/English, Early 19th Century Depicts a harbor scene with a threemasted ship at center. Illegible banner at lower margin. Housed in an old frame, possibly period. Framed 14.25” x 19.25”. 600/900

291.

RUSSIAN BONE DOMINO SET WITH BONE CASE 19th Century Probably marine mammal bone. Case with sliding lid, metal pins, and red and black bull’s-eyes arranged in varied patterns. Includes 23 dominoes with red pips. Box height .88”. Length 2.75”. Width .75”. 250/350

290

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK BOX French/English, Early 19th Century Lid with polychrome floral and foliate design. Sides with simple landscapes, possibly barns and farmhouses. Interior of lid with mirror. Interior fitted with three lidded compartments, an open compartment and two pincushions. Two lids depict buildings and trees and one depicts a tulip. Height 3”. Width 9”. Depth 7”. 500/800

293.

FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK TEA CADDY Early 19th Century Rectangular, with hinged cover. Exterior with chinoiserie decoration. Interior with three foillined boxes. Includes key. Height 5.25”. Width 10.5”. Depth 5.5”. 400/600

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR POLYCHROME BONE GAMES BOX French/English, Early 19th Century Domed cover with concentric circle design opens to reveal a secondary sliding lid with painted portrait of a woman wearing a blue hat and dress standing in a landscape, with red drapery at upper right corner. Cribbage board along perimeter of top. Contains approx. 54 dominoes and three pegs. Scalloped trim around edge of footed base. Some polychrome elements throughout. Height 2.25”. Length 6”. Width 3.25”. 800/1,200 Provenance: Kobacker Collection. Purchased at a Rafael Osona Auction, Nantucket.

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NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED BONE SEWING CLAMP Early 19th Century In the form of a royal lady with crown, epaulettes and a sash, standing on a plinth and backed by a panel with an openwork crown design and a pierced and carved decorative border. Outfitted with a pincushion, needle holder and a screw-type clamp. Polychrome highlights throughout. Height 7”. 1,500/2,000

295

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IYRS School of Technology and Trades (IYRS) is the premier marine trades and modern manufacturing school in the country. Located on an oceanfront campus in Newport, Rhode Island, IYRS students are high school and college graduates, military veterans and career changers who all have one important thing in common: They are learning the art and science of building, restoring and maintaining, working to become the next generation of fine craftspeople and technicians who will preserve our marine heritage and build our collective future. IYRS students come from across the country and the globe for an experiential education in four accredited programs: Boatbuilding & Restoration, Composites Technology, Digital Modeling & Fabrication, and Marine Systems. Student outcomes are exceptional: over 85% of IYRS students are

THE FOLLOWING FOUR LOTS ARE SOLD TO SUPPORT THE ENDOWMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS AT IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRADES

employed in their field within six months of graduation. Seventy percent of IYRS students require financial assistance from the school in order to attend. The funds from the sale of the John Mecray paintings and McNarry and McCarey miniature ship models will be used to support IYRS and the educational experience of our students. See www.iyrs.edu. 132

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"For the first time in my life, I have a job I truly enjoy and I'm earning twice what I was before. Wal-Mart furniture was the most I knew how to build before I came to IYRS. If I can become an engineer, anyone can come to IYRS and do it." Tyshon Jones '19 - Marine Systems

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EXHIBITION STANDARD MODEL OF THE 24-GUN SHIP H.M.S. BOSTON OF 1748 Circa 1984 By Lloyd McCaffery (United States, b. 1949). Modeled in 1/16” scale. Hull is built up in plankon-frame construction with the starboard side planked and fastened with treenails. The port bottom is unplanked and shows hull framing, while the topsides are planked. Fitted with a black waistband. Bow with a delicately carved lion figurehead and beakhead scrollwork; the quarter badge windows and stern are given the same detailed treatment. The deck is fitted and detailed with anchor arms fitted with catheads, belaying posts, pin and fife rails, stovepipe, belfry with bell, a long boat straddled over an open waist, ladders, capstan, rail guns, several figures on deck, cut and pierced with 24 gunports and cannons, etc. Rigged as a ship with a bowsprit, three masts with cross spars, lateen-rigged mizzen and standing and running rigging, per the practices of the period. Displayed within a brass-framed glass case on a pair of wood pedestals that rest on an inset beveled mirror panel on the walnut veneer base. Case height 12.125”. Length 16.25”. Width 7.25”. 25,000/35,000 The H.M.S. Boston was an American-built British frigate built in Boston in 1748 and broken up in 1752. Provenance: The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, circa 1980. William H. Combs Collection, New York. Bequeathed to the International Yacht Restoration School, Newport, Rhode Island, 2006.

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296, additional views at left

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136

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Lot 297

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In this work, the newly launched Flying Cloud departs her East River berth on her maiden voyage on the morning of June 2, 1851. Under tow by a sidewheeled tug, the clipper was outward bound to San Francisco via Cape Horn. She was designed and built by Donald McKay of East Boston and owned by

297.

JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 The Flying Cloud Departs. Signed and dated lower right “John Mecray 1984”. Oil on canvas, 32” x 50”. Framed 38” x 56”. 60,000/80,000

Grinell, Miturn & Co. of New York. Built for the China Trade, the expectations before her maiden voyage were that she would out-sail any vessel in the world. Under the command of Josiah Creesy, whose reputation as a hard driving captain, and his wife Eleanor Creesy, it came as little surprise that she set a record of 89 days, 21 hours for the 14,000-mile passage. Two years later she would beat her own record by 13 hours, a record that remained until 1989. In 1862, Flying Cloud was sold to the Black Ball Line, Liverpool, sailing under British colors under the same name, traveling between the mother country and Australia and New Zealand. Her latter years were spent in the log trade between Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. On June 19, 1874, Flying Cloud went ashore on the Beacon Island bar, Saint John, New Brunswick, and was condemned and sold.

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298

Westward was launched March 31, 1910 as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island. She was arguably one of the most famous and best-known racing schooners in the world. She was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the “Wizard of Bristol”, the designer of the America’s Cup defenders that turned back all six challenges from 1893 to 1920. Westward was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in the world in 1910, and with Captain Charlie Barr at her helm, she sailed successfully against racing yachts like Britannia, Lulworth and Meteor II.

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JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 Westward vs. Britannia. Signed lower right “John Mecray 1985”. Oil on canvas, 26” x 46”. Framed 31.75” x 51.75”. 60,000/80,000

Westward went to England shortly after her launching in 1910. In this painting Mecray depicts the two yachts in a close rounding at a buoy in the Solent with the steam yacht Ianara attending. Westward has all sails set as it took a strong breeze to power a schooner of her size and maintain a lead over a fast cutter such as Britannia.

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Stormy Weather is a 54-foot ocean racing yawl designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens, launched from the Henry B. Nevins yard in New York on May 14, 1934. She was named after the song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Her first owner, Philip LeBoutillier, was president of the Best &

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JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 “Stormy Weather”. Signed and dated lower right “John Mecray 2000”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, 22” x 40”. Framed 29” x 47”. 40,000/60,000

Co. department store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. An evolution from the Sparkman & Stephens yacht Dorade (1929), Stormy Weather (design #27) was often named by Olin Stephens as one of his favorite designs. In 1935 she won both the Newport to Bergen Transatlantic Race and the Fastnet race. She won the Miami-Nassau Race five times, from 1937 to 1941, under various owners. She has raced continuously to the present day, has crossed the Atlantic 36 times, and has undergone two major restorations. John Mecray chose to depict Stormy Weather in a scene in which, in his words, “the sea and sky dominate the vessel. I wanted her to be skirting bad weather, heading toward a brighter horizon. ... She should be moving purposefully in her element, shouldering a relentless sea, but moving easily.”

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GORHAM SILVER PLATED YACHT RACE TROPHY TEA SET Includes two teapots, a creamer, a covered sugar bowl and a waste bowl. Each piece engraved “Club Prize. B.Y.C. Regatta June 19th 1875. Comet.” Sunflower-style moldings around feet. Height of tallest pot 7.5”. 800/1,200 The schooner yacht Comet competed against the Madeline, the Sea Witch, the Gypsie and

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three other yachts in the 1875 Brooklyn Yacht Club Regatta. She won in a corrected time of five hours and thirteen minutes.

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WOOD & HUGHES NEW ROCHELLE YACHT CLUB STERLING SILVER HAND MIRROR-FORM TROPHY New York, Circa 1890 Acid-etched “NRYC Won by Kathleen July 5th 1890”. Circular mirror with circular handle decorated as a wreath. The July 6, 1890 edition of the New York Times gives an account of the race. Length 7.5”. 200/400

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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

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICA’S CUP YACHTS PURITAN AND RELIANCE Circa 1885 and 1903 Period silver bromide print of the Puritan by Nathaniel L. Stebbins and a period silver gelatin print of the Reliance by F.A. Walter. 7.5” x 9.5” and 7.5” x 9.25”. Framed 11.75” x 15.75”. 2,000/3,000 Puritan was the successful defender in the 1885 America’s Cup, easily defeating the challenger Genesta. Reliance was the defender in the 1903 America’s Cup, and was the largest yacht to ever race for the Cup. She easily defeated Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock III.

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ATTRIBUTED TO N.L. STEBBINS United States, 1847-1922 Photograph of Nat Herreshoff’s 1903 America’s Cup defender Reliance. Unsigned. 14” x 10” sight. Framed 24.25” x 20.25”. 400/600

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JAMES BURTON United States, Late 19th/Early 20th Century Photograph of the Columbia and Shamrock trial run, August 1899. Oval blind stamp lower right “Copyright 1899 James Burton”. 13.75” x 10.5” sight. Framed 20.75” x 17.25”. 400/600

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DONALD MCNARRY, FRSA Great Britain, 1921-2010 Superbly detailed miniature model of the steam yacht Skeandhu of 1888, displayed in diorama format, built in 16’=1” scale. Hull built up in wood, painted green to the waterline and with white topsides. Applied sheer strake, hawse pipes, chain plates, mahogany coaming rail and white top railings. Scored deck detailed with anchors, chain and anchor davit, ventilator, deck houses, ship’s wheel, funnel, sky light, water cask, companionways, deck graining at the stern, ship’s boat rigged on davits, red duster, etc. Rigged with a bowsprit and two masts, and standing and running rigging. Set in a green modeled sea. Displayed in the original burled maple case. Height 4.25”. Length 9.5”. Width 4.25”. 15,000/25,000 See: Ship Models in Miniature by Donald McNarry (N.Y.: Praeger Publishers, 1975) for additional information on Donald McNarry dioramas. Provenance: American Marine Models Gallery, Salem, Massachusetts. Private Collector, New York. Purchased from a New York City auction house by the present owner.

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BUILDER’S PRESENTATION HALF HULL MODEL OF THE SCHOONER YACHT MARGUERITE OF THE LARCHMONT YACHT CLUB Circa 1888 Attributed to George Lawley & Sons, South Boston. The schooner yacht Marguerite was designed by Edward Burgess of Boston for J. Ross Collins. Backboard 12.5” x 60”. 4,000/6,000

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MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF A SCHOONER YACHT 19th Century With 22 alternating mahogany and oak lifts and an applied deck. Beveled backboard 8.75” x 41.25”. 900/1,200

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MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF A YACHT Early 20th Century Attributed to B.B. Crowninshield. Model in bright finished mahogany with green underbody. Gilded beveled backboard 11.5” x 40.5”. 700/1,000

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ALBUMEN PHOTO OF A SCHOONER YACHT Early 20th Century Unsigned. 15.5” x 19.5”. Framed 21.5” x 25.5”. 300/400

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PHOTOGRAPH OF RACING CATBOATS Late 19th/Early 20th Century Unsigned. 17” x 21.25” sight. Framed 29.5” x 33.5”. 300/500

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“THE CAMBRIA YACHT QUADRILLE” HAND-COLORED SHEET MUSIC COVER London, Circa 1870 T.G. Dutton, lithographer. Dedicated to Sir James Ashbury, owner of the Cambria, by his friend L.H. Shirley, as a “reminiscence of a Very Pleasant Cruise Round Spain”. 12.5” x 9.5” sight. Framed 20” x 17”. 250/350

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TWO LOG BOOKS FOR PLEASURE BOATS CAPTAINED BY THOMAS LYNCH Late 19th Century 1) Log book of the cutter Ileen, 1890-1891, including her race against the yacht Thetis in Newport during the 1890 National Tennis Championships. Leather-bound volume with gilt lettering and brass corners. 2) Log book of the schooner Express, 1879-1880. Clothbound volume, purchased from Bakers & Humphrey of Boston. 800/1,200

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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”. 600/800

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PAINTED BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE ADVERTISEMENT FEATURING A CRUISE SHIP Second Quarter of the 20th Century Depicts the S.S. Constitution leaving an Italian harbor. Oil on canvas. Framed 38” x 53.5”. 1,500/2,000

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PAIR OF ETCHINGS DEPICTING THE R.M.S. MAURETANIA 20th Century Together with a circa 1909 silver gelatin print of the R.M.S. Lusitania off lower Manhattan. 7.5” x 9.5” sight. Matted 11” x 14”. Pair of etchings by Charles J. A. Wilson (United States, 1880-1965). “Mauretania” depicts the ship at sea. Signed lower right. Titled lower left. Numbered 5/250. 7.75” x 10.75” to the plate. Framed 14.75” x 18.75”. “Mauretania Inbound” depicts the ship passing the Nantucket Lightship. Titled, signed with initials and dated 1933 in plate. Also signed lower right. 7.25” x 10.25” to the plate. Framed 14.75” x 18.75”. 250/350

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MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF THE POWERBOAT ZENYA AND FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS Model carved from a single piece, with penciled waterline and applied skeg. Beautiful alligatored finish. Length 32.5”. Depth 3.75”. Mahogany backboard 8” x 37.5”. Photos include two exterior views and two interior views, one signed by Edwin Levick (American, 1869-1929) and two attributed to Levick. From 7.25” x 9” sight to 13.75” x 16.5” sight. Largest frame 23.5” x 26.5”. 1,200/1,800

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PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING A MOTORSAILER Three-quarter bow-view portrait. Unsigned. 16.75” x 13.75” sight. Framed 18.5” x 15.5”. 250/350

Zenya was a gas yacht built in 1909 by Whittelsey & Whitaker. It held a crew of three and was able to carry 27 net tons. Its homeport was Benton Harbor, Chicago in 1955.

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MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A MOTOR LAUNCH Late 19th/Early 20th Century Hardwood model with eight lifts. Complete with skeg, shaft mount and rudder. Walnut backboard 12.75” x 37.5”. 700/1,000

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The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THREE MOTORSAILERS Housed together in a single frame, 13.75” x 30.5”. 1) View of the King Fisher by C. Phillips. Marked on reverse “C. Phillips 1937 image #82884F”. 9” x 7” sight. 2-3) Two views of the Verlaine, both by Morris Rosenfeld (United States, 1885-1968). 7” x 9.25” sight and 9” x 7” sight. 400/600

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TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOTORSAILER GOSLING III Housed together in a single frame. Photographs possibly by Morris Rosenfeld (United States, 18851968). Images 9.75” x 12.75” sight. Framed 11.25” x 27”. 300/500

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM JOHN HUGGINS United Kingdom, 1781-1845 Battle between the Shannon and the Chesapeake. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 30” x 43”. Framed 36” x 49”. 10,000/15,000

In one of the most famous and bloody naval engagements of the

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AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 43”. 5,000/10,000

War of 1812, the Chesapeake was defeated by the H.M.S. Shannon and taken by the crown until her breaking up in 1819. Some of her timbers can still be seen today as part of Chesapeake Mill in Wickham, England.

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JOHN ERIK CHRISTIAN PETERSEN Massachusetts/Denmark, 1839-1874 A Dutch merchant brig outward bound. Signed lower left. Oil on canvas, 14” x 20”. Framed 24” x 30”. 2,000/3,000

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JOHN HENRY MOHRMANN California/Canada/Belgium/Germany, 1857-1916 S.S. Endeavour off the cliffs of Dover. Signed and dated lower right “H. Mohrmann 1894”. Oil on canvas, 23.75” x 39.5”. Framed 29” x 45”. 2,000/3,000

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ENGLISH SCHOOL 19th Century The brig Sophia. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24.5” x 34”. Framed 30” x 39.5”. 400/600 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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ANTOINE ROUX THE YOUNGER France, 1799-1872 “La Bonne Amitié”. Signed and dated lower right “Ant Roux Pris a Marseille 18[?]6”. Titled lower center. Watercolor, 17” x 23” sight. Framed 20” x 26”. 1,500/2,500

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BRITISH SCHOOL 19th Century Portrait of an unidentified British warship. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 23” x 36”. Framed 26.5” x 39”. 1,500/2,500

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PETER MAZZINGHI Italy, active 1831-1836 “Barque Cambridge. R.R. Doane Master Entering the Port of Leghorn October 19th, 1835”. Signed lower right “Peter Mazzinghi fecit Leghorn dicembre 1835”. Gouache on paper, 15.75” x 21” sight. Framed 25” x 29.5”. 500/1,000

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MILES & SAMUEL WALTERS United Kingdom, 19th Century The brig Mary Ann of Liverpool in two positions while entering Mersey. Faint remnants of a signature lower right. Oil on canvas, 22” x 34”. Framed 25” x 37.5”. 2,500/3,500

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MITCHELL OF MARYPORT United Kingdom, 19th Century “The Tea Clipper Abbey Holme”. Signed lower left “WM”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, 37” x 60”. Framed 41” x 65”. 3,000/5,000

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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL 19th Century Portrait of a naval officer. Unsigned. Oil on beveled panel, 13” x 10.5”. Framed 16” x 13.5”. 800/1,200

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WOODEN MODEL OF A 64-GUN WARSHIP Late 19th Century In the style of Napoleonic prisoner-of-war models. Copper-colored hull with white topsides and black bands between gun ports. Finely detailed throughout, including cut and pierced gun ports fitted with cannons, a helmeted figurehead, rigging, deck fittings, etc. Glass case with footed wooden base painted black. Case height 14”. Length 15.5”. Width 6.5”. 1,000/1,500

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SOFT-PASTE PITCHER WITH MARITIME TRANSFER DECORATION England, Circa 1825 Obverse depicts “Bidston Light House & Signals” and reverse depicts a three-masted British sailing ship. “CM” under spout. Gilt trim and highlights. Height 9.25”. 500/800 From a Long Island Collection.

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SUNDERLAND LUSTRE JUG England, Second Quarter of the 19th Century Black transfer-decorated with “The Marner’s [sic] Compass”, “Mariners’ Arms” and a verse titled “The Sailors Tear”. Unmarked. Height 9”. 300/500

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SUNDERLAND LUSTRE JUG England, Second Quarter of the 19th Century Black transfer and polychrome handpainted decoration of the “West View of the Cast Iron Bridge near Sunderland ...”, “May reason be the pilot when passion blows the gale providence the helmsman when love fills the sail”, and a verse titled “Sailor’s Doom”. Unmarked. Height 7.75”. 300/500

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TWO TRANSFERWARE JUGS England, Mid-19th Century Both with black transfer and polychrome hand-painted decoration. Unmarked. 1) A three-masted ship and the verse “Our ship is moored. The wages paid. Welcome the Sailor. To his maid” and “Have Communion with few Be familiar with one Deal Justly with all Speak Evil of none”. Height 5.25”. 2) A three-masted ship and the verse “Be Wise then Christian ...”. Height 5”. 300/500

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FRAMED GROUP OF DELFT TILES DEPICTING A DUTCH MAN-OF-WAR Early 19th Century Comprised of six 5.25” square tiles. Ship’s flag bears the date of 1775. Framed 21” x 16”. 1,200/1,500

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Provenance: Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.

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ENGLISH BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN CHEST 19th Century In two parts. Upper case with two half drawers over a full-width drawer. Lower case with two full-width drawers and bun feet. Height 40.75”. Width 36”. Depth 17.75”. 1,500/2,000

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BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD TRUNK 19th Century Brass bail handles at sides. Height 18.5”. Width 40”. Depth 19.25”. 500/700

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BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD TRUNK 19th Century Brass bail handles at sides. Height 15.5”. Width 34.75”. Depth 17.75”. 500/700

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BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD CHEST 19th Century Height 16.25”. Width 35”. Depth 16.5”. 500/700

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BRASS-BOUND CAMPHORWOOD TRUNK 19th Century Interior fitted with drawers and compartments; central section is removable, revealing an open storage compartment. Height 13.25”. Width 24.5”. Depth 14.5”. 300/500

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PAIR OF DECORATIVELY PAINTED DOORS FROM AN ENGLISH WARSHIP One marked “No 7” depicts a man looking across rolling hills to two warships at anchor. The other depicts a man playing a lute to a seated woman. Both scenes are surrounded by trompe l’oeil frames. Remainder of doors painted black. Heights 64.5”. Widths 24.81”. 400/600


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HADLEY QUADRANT ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM WILLIAMS OF MARBLEHEAD AND BOSTON Massachusetts, Circa 1780 Includes wedge-shaped wooden case inscribed “Schr Goodwin”; Goodwin is an old Marblehead seafaring name. Mahogany frame and index arm with brass fittings and ivory degree scales. Case height 4.25”. Length 21”. Width 18”. 2,000/3,000 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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SINGLE-DRAW TELESCOPE BY JAMES CHAPMAN London, Late 18th Century Brass and walnut tube. Signed on draw. Optics in working order. Length collapsed 29”. 1,000/1,500

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SINGLE-DRAW TELESCOPE WITH PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION Late 19th Century Brass tube with leather wrap. Inscribed “Captain H.L. Satterlee from Commodore H.C. Rouse”. Optics in working order. Length collapsed 24.5”. 1,000/1,500

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William Williams was born about 1748, the son of a merchant. It’s not known how he became an instrument maker, but by 1770 he was advertising

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SINGLE-DRAW TELESCOPE WITH BOSTON HARBOR PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION American, Early 19th Century Mahogany tube with brass fittings. Inscribed “Presented to Andrew Manning of the New England Guards ...” pertaining to gratitude for service, presented by James Coffin, Boston Harbor, July 24, 1813. Optics in working order. Length collapsed 26.5”. 1,000/1,500

“WW” hidden on interior surfaces.

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BRASS TWO-DRAW TELESCOPE ON MAHOGANY TRIPOD BASE Late 19th/Early 20th Century With sighting scope and a 4” objective tube. Height on stand approx. 65”. Length collapsed 64.5”. 5,000/8,000

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CRICHTON CASED EBONY OCTANT London, 19th Century Wedge-shaped pine case with paper label for S.S. Arnheim, San Francisco. Case length 14.25”. 300/500

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P. CAMERON MAHOGANY GIMBAL STICK BAROMETER Glasgow, Scotland, Second Half of the 19th Century Height 38”. 400/600

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SAMUEL BROTHERS & CO. CASED BRASS CHRONOMETER Liverpool England, Second Half of 19th Century Dial signed “Samuell [sic] Brothers & Co.” and numbered 4813. Three-section brass-bound mahogany case with paper label for retailer Charles Piers, Adelaide, Australia. Label with ink inscription “Capt. Blair H. Nicholson”. Includes servicing papers from 1922 and 1966. Case height 6.25”. 1,000/1,500

PAIR OF BRASS BINOCULARS Wales, Early 20th Century With etched grip and lignum vitae focus knob. Signed on both eyepieces “T.J. Williams”; signed “Cardiff”on left eyepiece and “Nautical Opticians” on right eyepiece. Length collapsed 5”. 300/500

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THREE-DRAW HAND-HELD TELESCOPE Halifax, Canada, Late 19th Century With three brass focus tubes (coarse, medium and fine), a leather-covered body, sun shade and sliding lens covers. Signed on the fine focus tube “T.M. Newton Optician Halifax”. Length collapsed 12”. 400/600

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BRASS LIBRARY TELESCOPE BY E.G. WOOD OF LONDON 19th Century With trifoot base and exterior sight mount. Engraved “E.G. Wood London”. Height 21.5”. Length 48”. 1,500/2,000

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EXTREMELY RARE SHADOW BOX DIORAMA DEPICTING THE LAUNCHING OF THE BLACK BALL LINE SHIP WILLIAM 19th Century The only model we have seen depicting a ship’s launch. The three-masted William is identified on the trailboard, just aft of the figurehead, carved in the form of a gentleman. Hull painted black, with white false gunports and a copper bottom. As typical for a launching, the ship is flying an American flag off the bowsprit and another off the stern. The Black Ball Line swallowtail flag, with a black ball on a red ground, flies from the foremast, a red flag with a white ball is flying from the main mast, and four signal flags are hung from the rear mast, signifying the call letters Q M P H. Ship is set on a welldetailed slipway, with a small figure and a pile of logs at right and a small sloop set in the molded sea at left. Painted panoramic background depicts a shipyard, probably the McKay Shipyard in East Boston, with figures clamoring about, as well as other vessels and a distant off-shore lighthouse or buoy. Height 21.5”. Width 34.25”. Depth 5.5”. 2,000/3,000

The Black Ball Line was founded in 1852 by Liverpool ship owner James Baines and Thomas MacKay as a packet service to Australia at the time of the gold rush. A New York-based Black Ball Line was already in existence, founded in 1818, but Baines was supposedly unscrupulous enough to purloin the name, flag and good reputation of his competitor. A number of Baines’s ships were built by American ship builder Donald McKay in Boston. The line had a contract to deliver mail to Australia and is said to have carried the most passengers to the continent during its run. The company, which also sailed to China and New Zealand, thrived until 1866 when it went bankrupt.

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SHADOW BOX MODEL OF A TOPSAIL FISHING SLOOP Early 20th Century Ship flying a red, white and blue pennant flanked by a small steamship and a coastal lighthouse. Painted sea and sky background. Height 19.25”. Width 26”. Depth 5.5”. 400/600

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SHIP DIORAMA First Half of the 20th Century Depicts the three-masted ship Bella off a distant coast with lighthosue. Height 15.75”. Width 29”. Depth 6”. 500/800

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SHADOW BOX MARITIME DIORAMA 19th Century Depicts the two-masted schooner Ida. Painted background includes a New Jersey lighthouse flying an American flag. Height 17”. Width 22.5”. Depth 4.5”. 500/700

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SHADOW BOX MODEL OF THE FIVE-MASTED SCHOONER JANET Early 20th Century Seen at night under the stars and a full moon. Height 20.75”. Width 32.5”. Depth 3”. 500/700

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SHADOW BOX DIORAMA OF A WHALING SCENE Late 19th Century Depicts a whaleship, three whales and a lighthouse. Height 27.5”. Width 40.5”. Depth 5”. 1,000/1,500

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SHADOW BOX MODEL OF AN AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP HEADED TO NORWAY America, Early 20th Century Ship under full sail and 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”. 400/600

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SHADOW BOX DIORAMA WITH TWIN LIGHTHOUSES AND MULTIPLE VESSELS Early 20th Century A charming scene, probably of New England. Depicts a hilltop lighthouse complex at left, with several buildings and a tall flagpole flying an American flag. The roofs of the buildings are painted red, typical of the lighthouse service. Steps lead down the hill to a dock, with a small red-roofed cottage and a double-ended dory. A white-hulled steam tug is approaching the dock, while a six-masted schooner, a five-masted schooner and two two-masted schooners are offshore, set into the green plaster sea at an angle. Painted sky background with thin strips of green painted water and two primitive pencil drawings of steamboats. Overall height 14.25”. Width 31.75”. Depth 8”. 1,000/1,500

SHIP’S CHANDLER FIGURE Mid-20th Century Carved from light brown-stained mahogany. Height 20.5”. 500/700

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REPLICA OF A SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD 20th Century In the form of a sailor with crossed arms. Height 82”. 2,000/2,500

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HAWAIIAN LADY REPLICA FIGUREHEAD United Kingdom, Circa 1950 Carved for British antiques dealer G.T. Ratcliff Limited. Three-quarter figure of a woman with long black hair, red floral lei and a grass skirt. Foliate-carved base. Height 60”. Width 20”. Depth 17”. 4,000/6,000

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FINE DOUBLE EAGLE PLAQUE BY PETER Q. LIBBEY Rockland, Maine, Circa 1975 Boldly carved and painted pine rendering of two eagles clutching a red, white and blue American shield and a blue and gilt “E. Pluribus Unum” banner in their talons. Below the shield is a green olive branch bearing red berries. Exquisitely detailed and with a wonderful sense of motion and tension. The eagles’ heads face different directions and their sharp beaks are open, showing their slithering red tongues. Their feathers are highly defined, unique to Libbey’s style, and their wings are raised as if they are about to take flight. The shield’s white stars are raised and a matching star punctuates the banner. Signed on reverse “Peter Q. Libbey”. Height 20”. Width 60”. Depth 3”. 10,000/15,000

Master carver Peter Q. Libbey (1944-2018) was born in Maine and spent most of his life there, save for his time in the Air Force, when he was stationed in Japan and flew missions over Vietnam. His eagles were carved by hand in the traditional style and are considered some of the finest 20th Century carvings. Given the time it took to complete each eagle his production was limited and examples rarely come on the market.

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POLYCHROME AND GILDED EAGLE PLAQUE Mid-20th Century Backboard 11.75” x 38.5”. 500/1,000

CAST IRON JACK TAR UMBRELLA STAND Late 19th Century Jack Tar holds a loop of rope and stands on a pedestal above cannons and crossed anchors. Under original paint. Height 28”. Width 18”. Depth 8”. 1,800/2,500 Provenance: Valdemar F. Jacobsen Antiques, Huntington, New York, April 6, 1968. Includes original sales receipt. From a Long Island Collection.

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LARGE CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FISH First Half of the 20th Century Once probably hung as a trade sign for a fish market or restaurant. Height approx. 33.25”. Length 77”. 2,000/3,000

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BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A RIVER BOAT Engraved along both sides of vessel “Wüman Abt Schiffswerft Ubigau. Dresden - N. 31”. Mounted on a black glass base. Height on base 4.25”. Length 8”. Width 4”. 500/700

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HALF A SHIP’S FIGUREHEAD IN THE FORM OF A RUNNING DOG Mid-19th Century With extensive relief-carved fur, foliate carvings below dog’s rear leg and a scroll carving. Retains some of its original gilt finish. Height approx. 12”. Length 77”. 6,000/8,000

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STERNBOARD SEGMENT FEATURING A WONDERFUL CARVED EAGLE Early to Mid-20th Century Depicts an eagle pulling a serpent out of the weeds. Length 34.5”. 500/1,000

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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921 Lots 374-377

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The S.S. Cornwall at sea. Signed, inscribed and dated lower right “A. Jacobsen 257 8th Av. NY 1880”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 28” x 42”. 8,000/12,000

See Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist by Harold S. Sniffen (Smith Gallery, 1984), p. 82-83, #28. Provenance: The Smith Gallery, New York, 1987. Purchased by the current owner.

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The steamship Madison of the Old Dominion Line. Signed lower right “A. Jacobsen”. Oil on board, 13” x 27”. Framed 16” x 30.5”. 4,000/6,000

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The R.M.S. Royal George at sea. Signed, inscribed and dated “Antonio Jacobsen 31 Palisades Av. West Hoboken, N... 1909”. Oil on board, 28” x 48”. Framed 36.75” x 56.75”. 4,000/6,000 See Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist by Harold S. Sniffen (Smith Gallery, 1984), p. 248-249, number 4.

376

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ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921 Portrait of the American tug Abram P. Skidmore. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18” x 31”. Framed 23” x 37.5”. 3,000/5,000

377

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378.

GEORGE CURTIS Massachusetts, 1826-1881 The yacht Viking off Egg Rock. Signed faintly lower right “G. Curtis”. Oil on canvas, 16” x 30”. Framed 19” x 33.5”. 1,500/2,500

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THOMAS BUTTERSWORTH United Kingdom, 1768-1842 “English Man-of-War Forming Up in the Straits of Dover”. Signed faintly lower right. Titled and identified on label verso for Quester Gallery. Oil on canvas, 24” x 30”. Framed 34” x 39”. 20,000/30,000 Provenance: Quester Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Maine. Private Collection, Massachusetts.

379

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JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH New Jersey/New York/United Kingdom, 1817-1894 Shipping off Fastnet Rock. Fastnet Rock is prominently depicted, with a large schooner yacht to the right and other shipping in the foreground and background. Signed lower right “J.E. Buttersworth”. Oil on board, 6” x 12.5”. Framed 12” x 18.5”. 12,000/18,000

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JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH New Jersey/New York/United Kingdom, 1817-1894 The American ship Macedonian. Signed lower right “J.E. Buttersworth”. Oil on panel, 8.5” x 13.75”. Framed 13.5” x 18.75”. 15,000/25,000 Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, Registration #A14329.

381

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JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH New Jersey/New York/United Kingdom, 1817-1894 A partially dismasted packet ship coming out of a storm. Signed lower right “J.E. Buttersworth”. Oil on board, 6.125” x 9.25”. Framed 12.25” x 15.25”. 12,000/18,000

382

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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”. 400/600

384.

EDMUND DARCH LEWIS Pennsylvania, 1835-1910 Beavertail Light, Jamestown, Rhode Island. Indistinctly signed and dated lower right “Edmund D. Lewis ...”. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9” x 20” sight. Framed 16” x 27.25”. 600/800

385.

EDOARDO DE MARTINO Italy/Britain, 1836-1912 H.M.S. Diadem. Artist and ship identified on frame. Oil on board, 7.25” x 10.25”. Framed 12.25” x 15”. 400/600

386.

BRUCE CONRAD United States, 20th Century Three-masted square rigger. Signed lower right “Bruce Conrad”. Oil on canvas laid down on masonite, 15.5” x 19.5”. Framed 25” x 29”. 500/800

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387

388

387.

CHINESE SCHOOL Circa 1850 Whampoa anchorage. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18” x 30.5”. Framed 23” x 36”. 8,000/12,000

388.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century A steam/sail vessel flying an American flag. Unsigned. Oil on board, 9.5” x 13”. Framed 12” x 15”. 500/700

Provenance: Bonhams, 2001. Christie’s, Captains and Kilns: European Ceramics, Chinese Export and Maritime Art, January 21, 2004, Lot #347.

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CLEMENT DREW Massachusetts, 1806-1889 Three-masted schooner passing Minots Light during a storm. Signed lower right “C. Drew”. Oil on canvas, 20” x 34”. Framed 19” x 40.75”. 2,000/3,000

390.

SCHOOL OF CLEMENT DREW 19th Century Ship in a storm. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 21” x 29”. Framed 23.5” x 31.5”. 1,000/1,500

391.

JOHN THOMAS SERRES United Kingdom/France, 1759-1823/25 A view of the coast of Jersey. Oil on canvas, 24” x 34”. Framed 29.25” x 39.25”. 3,000/5,000

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392

392.

GORDON HOPE GRANT New York/California/United Kingdom, 1875-1962 “Whale Hunters”. Signed and dated lower left “Gordon Grant 1940”. Titled on frame plaque. Oil on canvas, 50” x 60”. Framed 55” x 65”. 5,000/7,000

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393, four

393.

AMERICAN SCHOOL Early to Mid-20th Century Four maritime murals. The two largest depict galleons at sea. The two smaller depict seascapes, one marked “Copp’s hill Boston 1637”, with a Dutch-style windmill on a distant hill. Unsigned. Oils on canvas, from 32” x 66” to 33” x 123”. Unframed. 1,500/2,500 Provenance: From the David Makepeace house on Pleasant Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The new owners of the home were planning on painting over the murals, but instead they were carefully steamed off the wall and stretchers were made for them.

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WILLIAM PIERCE STUBBS Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909 Schooner Colin C. Baker. Signed lower left “Stubbs”. Oil on canvas, 22” x 36”. Framed 30” x 44”. 3,000/5,000

The schooner’s papers were donated to the Sturgis Library in

395.

ARTHUR QUARTLEY New York/Maryland/England/France, 1839-1886 Dinghies tied to a moored boat. Signed and dated lower left “Quartley 1878”. Oil on canvas, 14” x 10”. Framed 25” x 21”. 1,500/2,500

396.

EDWARD MORAN Pennsylvania/New York, 1829-1901 A tug escorting a sailing ship. Signed lower left “E. Moran”. Inscribed verso “To ... with kind regards, Edward Moran New York July 19th ...”. Oil on canvas, 7” x 5.75”. Framed 14” x 12”. 1,000/1,500

Barnstable, Massachusetts. According to the library, the schooner’s “home port was Boston and she sailed under the command of Captain Browning K. Baker, Jr. of West Dennis, who was born in 1839 and died in 1920. Captain Baker was part owner and sole commander of the vessel for the entirety of her sailing days, from 1873 to 1917, except for a period in the late 1890s when she was commanded by Captain Rodger S. Hawes, also of Dennis.”

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PINE SEA CHEST Mid-19th Century Canted sides and dovetail construction. Norwegian and Swedish flags painted on interior of lid. Interior with two open tills. Height 18.5”. Width 36”. Depth 19”. 700/900

397

398.

SEA CHEST Mid-19th Century Under old deep green paint. Dovetail construction. Retains original beckets and ropework handles. Height 15.25”. Width 39.75”. Depth 16”. 500/800

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399.

SEA CHEST 19th Century Exterior under old green paint. Canted sides. Interior with two tills. Interior of lid with later painted decoration of a crown, crest and two flags, dated 1904. Height 17”. Width 37”. Depth 18.5”. 500/700

399

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SAILOR’S CHEST Heart-form eschecheon. Ropework handles. Cover interior painted with a ship portrait. Height 15.75”. Width 37”. Depth 19”. 800/1,200

400

401.

WOODEN SHIP’S WHEEL Late 19th Century Painted “Martha’s Vineyard”. Brass hub. Overall diameter 56.5”. 1,000/1,500

402.

C. PLATH SHIP’S BINNACLE AND COMPASS Hamburg, Germany, Early 20th Century Height 56”. 300/500

401

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403.

HALF SHIP’S WHEEL Late 19th Century Intended as a decorative wall hanging. Painted “Nantucket”. Hardwood wheel with ebonized finish. Height 32.25”. Width 61”. 500/1,000

404.

PAIR OF BRASS PORTHOLES 20th Century Both with a single hinge, double dog latch and mounting flange. Overall diameters 12”. 400/600

405.

SIX-SPOKE SHIP’S WHEEL Oak wheel with brass hub. Marked “Williamson Bros. Philadelphia, PA.” Diameter 37”. 300/500

406.

404, pair

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TEN-SPOKE WOODEN SHIP’S WHEEL Bronze band around perimeter. Diameter 64”. 1,000/1,500

407.

BRASS MODEL OF A SHIP’S CANNON Early 20th Century Height 4.5”. Length 12”. Width 5”. 500/700

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SHIP’S BINNACLE Circa 1942 Plaque marked “Compensating Binnacle Type MBF The Lionel Corporation New York N.Y. Serial No 10048” and dated 1942. Brass hood contains an unmarked compass. Mahogany base with chart tube and brass arms for green and red iron compensating balls. Height 52”. Width 37.5”. Depth 18.5”. 1,500/2,500

409.

HEXAGONAL WHEELHOUSE LANTERN Early 20th Century Taken from a passenger ferry wheelhouse and accompanied by a photograph of the lantern atop a ferry, photocopied from the book The Railroad Ferries of the Hudson. Gilded copper frame with glass panels. Affixed to an ebonized wooden base. Fitted with two interior shelves for use as a display case. Overall height 79.5”. Overall width 30”. 3,000/5,000

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410.

SHIP PURSER’S CABINET Last Half of the 20th Century In burled walnut and walnut veneer. Brass gallery at top. Front drops down, revealing five small interior drawers. Five full-width drawers below with brass pulls. Rounded paneled sides. Height 52”. Width 28”. Depth 19”. 500/1,000

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BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A STEAM-POWERED SAILING VESSEL Last Half of the 19th Century Wooden model with nine lifts. Screw shaft molding at stern. 9.5” x 50.5”. 1,200/1,800 Provenance: Hyde Park Country Auctions, Salt Point, New York, January 8, 2011, Lot #116.

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412.

BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL Late 19th/Early 20th Century Hardwood model with ten lifts. Height 9.75”. Length 56”. Depth 6.5”. 900/1,200

413.

HALF HULL MODEL 19th Century Wooden model with 11 lifts. Painted on bow “Myles Standish 1895”. Brown patina. Height 4.5”. Length 76”. Depth 6”. 700/1,000

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416

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HALF HULL MODEL Second Half of the 20th Century Wooden model with 16 lifts. Brown stain. Height 12.5”. Length 71”. Depth 5.5”. 1,000/1,500

415.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A MOTOR VESSEL Late 19th/Early 20th Century Wooden model with six lifts, applied skeg and rudder. Pine backboard 8.25” x 36.5”. 1,000/1,500

416.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL Contemporary Model in bright-finished light mahogany, bread and butter planked with 15 lifts. Applied rudder. Black painted beveled backboard inscribed on reverse “Lines & Model by G.H. Hart, Jr. 1958-59”. Hart worked for John Alden in Boston. Model length 36.25”. Depth 6.5”. Beam 4”. Backboard 12.5” x 45”. 700/1,000

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RARE SALESMAN’S SAMPLE SHIP’S BINNACLE 20th Century Appears to be unmarked. Brass hood with carrying handle. Mahogany base with brass arms supporting black painted compensating balls. Houses an unmarked compass. Height 18.75”. Width 15”. Depth 9.5”. 700/1,000

418.

EIGHT-DAY KEYLESS DECK WATCH American, Early 20th Century Signed Waltham Watch Co. on face. Serial No. 22192213. Silvered dial with Roman numerals, sweep second hand, and an up and down dial marked with the number of days. Brass casement with weighted screw back, 15-jewel adjusted movement and exterior wind knob. Fitted into a gimbaled three-tier mahogany box with brass corners. Box height 5”. Width 5”. Depth 5”. 400/600

419.

RARE SETH THOMAS “BELL OVER” YACHT CLOCK Circa 1880s Burnished dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial. Nickel-plated case. Seth Thomas paper label on back. Height including mounting bracket 10.5”. Dial diameter 6”. 400/600

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420

420.

RICHARD PATTEN’S CHART OF THE WEST INDIES AND GULF OF MEXICO 1825 Notations on chart document the track of the schooner Franklin, five days out from Wilmington (N.C.) to St. Croix. The outbound zigzag pattern as explained by “... took the Trades (tradewinds)”. “Homeward Bound” is a rhumb line. Also shows drawing of “Brig Brutus” with whom the Franklin likely hove to and had a “gam (meeting of crews at sea)”. Also shows multiple voyages around Florida and through the Bahamas en route to New Orleans. All voyages documented by daily “noon sights” on voyage tracks. 40” x 63” sight. Framed 44” x 67”. 1,000/1,500 Provenance: The present owner found the chart in 1988, on the sill beam of a schooner captain’s house in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard. Three photographs of the “old Modley” house from the early 1950s accompany the lot.

421.

A.D. BACHE CHART OF EDGARTOWN HARBOR, MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS Published by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1848 under superintendent A.D. Bache. Printed by D. McLellan, N.Y., per Special Session of the Senate, March 4, 1853. Housed in a finely figured maple veneer frame. Chart 19” x 15” sight. Framed 23” x 18.5”. 400/600 421

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422

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DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE CORDELIA 424. 1806-09 Captained by Nathaniel Dorr, the Cordelia sailed out of Boston. She was involved in the China trade, primarily tea sold in the U.S. and Amsterdam. Her owners and investors included John R. Hurd, Bordman & Pope, John Amory and John Dorr. Lot includes approx. 32 documents pertaining to accounting and inventories, and approx. 31 pieces of correspondence (some are drafts and copies). Two sheets are in Dutch and another sheet is stamped with Chinese 424A. characters. All contained within an oak lap desk. 2,000/3,000

VOLUME ON ARCTIC EXPLORATION Seven Log-Books Concerning the Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby (N.Y.: The Explorer’s Club, 1916-17). Limited edition facsimile, numbered 238/300. 8 vols., seven volumes and an introductory brochure. Folio. Original marbled boards. 1,000/1,500

PRINT OF THE FISHING VESSEL SPRAY OF BOSTON Framed with a piece of sailcloth from the Maine vessel Joshua Slocum, marked in ink “Joshua Slocum”. Print signed lower right “Joshua A. Slocum Sept 10th 1901”. Framed 16.5” x 13.5”. 200/300

423. VOLUMES NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING’S [SIC] STRAIT Published by Henry Colbert and Richard Bentley, London, circa 1931. Green morocco binding. 150/250

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AMERICAN SCHOOL 19th Century A naval engagement. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 41”. 800/1,200

425

426.

BRIAN COOLE United States/United Kingdom, b. 1939 Yacht racing scene, in the style of James Buttersworth. Signed lower right “Brian Coole”. Oil on board, 8” x 9”. Framed 11.5” x 12.5”. 500/1,000

426

427.

AMERICAN SCHOOL 20th Century The paddle-wheeler Providence. Unsigned. Oil on board, 8” x 16”. Unframed. 400/600

427

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WILLIAM EDGAR California/Australia, 1870- c. 1918 Schooner Mahukona of San Francisco, circa 1910. Signed lower left “W. Edgar”. Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 28” x 36”. 4,000/6,000

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429.

CHARLES F. KENNEY Massachusetts, 1919-2014 “Having a Gam”. Signed lower right “Charles F. Kenney ASMA”. Titled verso. Oil on canvas, 21” x 27”. Framed 23” x 36”. 1,000/1,500

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MILTON JAMES BURNS New York/Ohio, 1853-1933 Sketch of a woman holding a spyglass. Initialed lower left “B”. Pencil on paper, 14.75” x 12.5”. Framed 25.5” x 21”. 300/500

430

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ROY CROSS United Kingdom, b. 1924 “The Virginia Built Bermuda Sloop Mediator, c. 1745”. Signed and dated lower left “Roy Cross 1976”. Titled on gallery label verso. Watercolor and gouache, 20” x 29” sight. Framed 29” x 37”. 3,000/5,000 Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut.

431

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John Mecray Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 Lot 432

432

432.

The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail. Signed and dated lower right “John Mecray ‘74”. Oil on canvas, 26” x 34”. Framed 29.75” x 38.5”. 20,000/30,000 Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1976. Commodore William Stone Luckett II of the Larchmont Yacht Club, and thence by descent to the current owners.

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436

CARLTON THEODORE CHAPMAN 435. VOLUME ON MARINE ART New York/California/Ohio, 1860-1925 Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum U.S.S. Yankee at the Battle at Cienfuegos, Cuba. Signed by M.V. and Dorothy Brewington (Salem, Massachusetts: lower left “Carlton T. Chapman”. Titled lower left. The Peabody Museum, 1968). Includes dust jacket. Short Watercolor and gouache on board, 22” x 30”. Unframed. tears and wear to jacket, otherwise in good condition. 300/500 50/100 The Battle of Cienfuegos, during the Spanish-American War, was an attempt by the U.S. Navy to tighten its blockade of Cuba by destroying undersea cables the Spanish used for communications

436.

COLORED LITHOGRAPH OF THE STEAMSHIP CITY OF LOWELL By the Gillin Litho. Company, New York. The City of Lowell served the Norwich and New London Line, Connecticut. 26” x 38” sight. Framed 31” x 43”. 500/800

437.

WATERCOLOR OF TWO SHIPS SAILING ALONG THE COAST Circa 1850 Signed lower right “J.N.E.”. 5” x 6.5” sight. Framed 11” x 13.25”. 400/600

operations throughout Cuba and the Caribbean.

434.

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PAIR OF WATERCOLOR SHIP PORTRAITS Circa 1840 A two-masted ship and a three-masted ship, identified as “San Pietro, in New York ...”. Both ships flying foreign flags. Both with illegible inscriptions. Approx. 3.5” x 5” and 2.75” x 5” sight. Framed 7.25” x 9”. 400/600

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438

439

438.

MICHAEL KEANE Massachusetts, 1948-2015 “Down-Easter ‘Paul Revere’ Approaching Boston Harbor”. Signed lower right “Keane 1988”. Titled and signed on stretcher. Oil on canvas, 40” x 72”. Framed 45” x 77”. 7,000/10,000

439.

ELDRED CLARK JOHNSON North Carolina/New York/Florida, 1926-1992 Detailed deck view of a ship under sail. Signed lower left “Eldred Clark Johnson”. Oil on canvas, 28” x 44”. Framed 37” x 43”. 1,000/1,500

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POND MODEL OF A GAFF-RIGGED TOP-SAIL SLOOP Late 19th/Early 20th Century Plank-on-frame construction. Complete with sails and cradle. 1,200/1,800

440

441.

EARLY POND MODEL OF A TWO-MASTED SCHOONER Late 19th Century Black hull with copper-colored bottom. Includes a contemporary cradle. Height on cradle 37”. Length 41.75”. 500/700 441

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442

443

444

442.

MOUNTED BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL 444. BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A POWER VESSEL Early 20th Century OF A MOTOR VESSEL Circa 1930 With five lifts and mounted skeg. Oak backboard 9” x 41.75”. With eight lifts. Hull with painted white bootstripe and 1,000/1,500 gold bottom. 5.75” x 39.25”. 600/900 Provenance: Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 15, 2008, Lot #1529.

443.

445.

BUILDER’S PINE MODEL OF A SHIP With five lifts. Height 6.5”. Length 53”.

20th Century 300/400

BUILDER’S HALF HULL MODEL OF A POWER VESSEL First Quarter of the 19th Century With five lifts. Hull painted white with green bottom. 8.25” x 42”. 700/1,000

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446.

U.S. LIGHT HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT WALL REGULATOR CLOCK BY E. HOWARD OF BOSTON Late 19th Century Quarter sawn oak case. Painted Roman numeral dial marked “U.S.L.H.E.”. Red and black reverse-painted throat glass. Includes weight, pendulum and key. Height 31.25”. Width 15.5”. Depth 5”. 1,000/2,000

447.

LIGHTHOUSE REFLECTOR LENS Chatham, Massachusetts, Early 20th Century Serial #C8194. Diameter 37.5”. Depth 6.5”. 500/1,000 Donated by the Chatham Coast Guard station to the Chatham Historical Society, where it was then purchased by the consignor at a charity auction.

448.

446

ALDEN MOUNTED HALF HULL MODEL OF A COAST GUARD CUTTER First Half of the 20th Century With five lifts. Hull with extensive builder’s markings. Backboard 10” x 55”. 1,500/2,000 Provenance: Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 15, 2008, Lot #1522.

447

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449

449.

OTTOMAR ANTON Germany, 1885-1976 “Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Magnifiques Croisières”. Depicts a sailor holding a flag with the company emblem of an anchor, the Bremen key and a wreath of oak leaves. Poster, 40.5” x 24.75”. Framed. 1,000/1,500

450.

NINE VOLUMES OF LLOYD’S REGISTER OF AMERICAN YACHTS For 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1970. Published by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and printed by Waverly Press, Baltimore. 16mo (9” x 7.25”). 250/350

Norddeutscher Lloyd was one of the largest and most successful German shipping companies in history, managing to survive despite the devastation of two world wars. At the end of World War I, Germany had to hand over most of its merchant fleet to the allies. However, thanks to government compensation for its maritime losses, Norddeutscher Lloyd was able to rebuild much of its fleet by the end of the 1920s. To demonstrate its return to greatness, the Europa and the Bremen were built, winning the Blue Ribbon race for being the fastest ships in the Atlantic. This image was used in a brochure for the company.

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DIVER’S BELLOWS Early 20th Century Used to supply air to deep-sea divers. Operated via a side-mounted iron wheel. Marked on plaque “Diving Apparatus A.J. Morse & Son Boston Mass. U.S.A.” Central gauge marked “Andrew J. Morse & Son Boston”. Case height 41.25”. Width 53”. Depth 31”. 3,000/5,000

451

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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

453.

PHOTO COLLAGE OF THE U.S.S. BURRFISH Palau Islands, August 1944 Includes black and white photographs and three topographical maps. Framed 22.5” x 28.5”. 500/800

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SPECTACULAR COMMEMORATIVE JAPANESE SILK EMBROIDERY Late 19th Century “In Remembrance of My Cruise in China, Japan, and P.I.” above 13 stars and a spread-wing eagle. Aperture with a Liberty shield-form surround houses an oval photograph of a sailor. Lower half with a painting of a Great White Fleet ship surrounded by six American flags, crossed cannons, an anchor, cannonballs, and an “E Pluribus Unum” banner. Framed 51.75” x 31.5”. 1,500/2,500

COMMEMORATIVE FILIPINO NEEDLEWORK Early 20th Century American flags flank a spread-wing eagle perched on an anchor and grasping an olive branch in its talons. Centered on anchor is a lifering intended for use as a picture holder; currently holding an oval black and white photo portrait of a sailor. 15.25” x 19.5” sight. Framed 18.25” x 22.5”. 300/500 The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell.

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NAVAL-THEMED FILIPINO SILK AND METALLIC NEEDLEWORK First Quarter of the 20th Century Depicts an American eagle clutching an American shield and American flags, with an “E. Pluribus Unum” banner flowing behind. 25.25” x 30” sight. Framed 30” x 34.25”. 1,000/1,500

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MODEL OF A THAMES RIVER PUNT Early 20th Century Double-ended hull built up in plank-onframe construction in mahogany and oak planking. Open cockpit with rounded coaming. Length 29.5”. Width 3”. 400/600

457

458.

CASED MODEL OF THE SHIP FLYING FISH Late 20th Century Case height 59”. Length 44”. Width 18”. 800/1,200

458

459.

CASED SAILOR-MADE SHIP MODEL 19th Century Black hull with red bottom. Composition waves. Case height 22.5”. Length 32”. Width 11”. 700/1,000

459

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BIDDER INFORMATION ADVICE TO BIDDERS 1. Carefully read the Conditions of Sale. 2. Pre-sale estimates are provided by the auctioneers for the convenience of our customers. They are not meant to be taken as a guide to the value of an item, but as a guide to its expected selling price. Estimates are prepared well in advance of a sale and are subject to revision. 3. Carefully examine any item that you might consider bidding on for any variation from the catalog description. If you are unfamiliar with auction procedure or terminology, or if you would like clarification of a catalog description, please ask for assistance from our staff. 4. If you wish to leave an Absentee Bid or request a Telephone Bid, please review the Absentee/Telephone Bid Procedure and complete the Bid Form. 5. A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price of all property sold, 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. 6. Online bidding is available through Eldred’s Live! at www.eldreds.com, powered by Invaluable.com, with a 25% buyer’s premium. Prospective bidders must register and be approved prior to placing bids or bidding live online. 7. Eldred’s reserves the right to refuse to issue, or to revoke, bidding credentials, or to reject any bid, if deemed necessary and proper in its sole discretion, for the conduct of the auction process, and to insure fairness to consignors and other bidders.

THE PROPERTY LISTED IN THIS CATALOG WILL BE OFFERED AND SOLD SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED IN THIS CATALOG.

SHIPPING INFORMATION We require prompt payment and removal of your purchases as stated in Paragraph 12 of the Conditions of Sale. If you plan to pick up your purchases, please call ahead and we’ll make every effort to have your items ready. We provide shipping services directly from our gallery for select merchandise including small items, small paintings and rugs. We do not ship glass items or items framed under glass. Our staff can assist with determining if your items qualify for in-house shipping. Shipments from our gallery may take four to six weeks from receipt of payment. You will be charged for the shipping or carrier fees, packing and handling fees, and required insurance. There is a minimum handling charge of $15.00 for all shipments. Depending on the carrier, insurance limits may exist (i.e., Federal Express will only insure up to $500). If we are unable to ship your items we will provide you a list of alternative shipping agents. Upon your approval we will transfer your items to your chosen shipping agent. We require seven to ten business days for your payment to clear our banking system before releasing purchases to your chosen shipping agent. Shipping estimates can be provided only AFTER we receive payment for your invoice.

BIDDING INCREMENTS $0-$49: $5 $50-$199: $10 $200-$499: $25 $500-$999: $50 $1,000-$2,999: $100 $3,000-$4,999: $250 $5,000-$9,999: $500 $10,000-$29,999: $1,000 $30,000-$49,999: $2,500 $50,000-$99,999: $5,000 $100,000 and above: $10,000 Above $300,000 at the auctioneer’s discretion

Please adhere to the above bidding increments. Eldred’s reserves the right to adjust absentee bids to the nearest increment below the bid.

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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

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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 (with the exception of Connecticut and New York) directly from Eldred’s by a bona fide shipping agent. Connecticut residents picking items up in our Mystic branch or having purchases shipped to their Connecticut address are responsible for CT state sales tax (currently 6.35%). New York residents having purchases shipped to their New York address are responsible for NY state sales tax (currently 4.0%). Due to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, residents of other states may be required to pay their state sales tax on purchases as we meet each state’s nexus requirements. 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. 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.

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ABSENTEE BID FORM

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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 certain exemptions are met. All sales subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in this catalog.

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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:

or Ship to:

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.

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

Total 10% Deposit

Have you examined the items listed above? Yes

No:

PLEASE SEND FORM AND DEPOSIT TO THE ROBERT C. ELDRED CO., INC. P.O. BOX 796, EAST DENNIS MA 02641 www.eldreds.com

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PLEASE JOIN US Eldred’s and the Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association invite you to attend a cocktail reception preview

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 5 p.m. Enjoy a special gallery tour and learn more about how to start and grow your scrimshaw collection.

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C O M I N G J U LY 2 0 2 0 an important collection of marine art

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Illustrations Front Cover Lot 392 Rear Cover Lots 54, 55 and 85 Index Lot 153 Artist Index Lot 67 This Page Lot 379

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