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Auction 2900T

June 1, 2016 12:00PM
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June 9, 2016 10:00AM

06-01-2016 06-09-2016

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth

Lot:
1060
Sold for:
$861$700

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth, America, 19th century, engraved with a whaleship and three manned whaleboats, and lower border of repeating half circles, lg. 5 3/4 in. More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth

Lot:
1061
Sold for:
$584$475

Scrimshaw-decorated Whale's Tooth, America, 19th century, each side decorated with a fashionably dressed woman, (drilled at tip), lg. 6 1/2 in. More ...

Carved Whale's Tooth with Five Miniature Whalebone Dice

Carved Whale's Tooth with Five Miniature Whalebone Dice

Lot:
1062
Sold for:
$185$150

Carved Whale's Tooth with Five Miniature Whalebone Dice, America, 19th century, the tooth carved to serve as an ashtray, lg. 5 1/4 in. More ...

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory "N. Pearce" Stamp

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory "N. Pearce" Stamp

Lot:
1063
Sold for:
$492$400

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory "N. Pearce" Stamp, America, early 19th century, the turned handle and post ending in carved name stamp "N. Pearce," lg. 2 3/4 in. More ...

Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Jagging Wheel

Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Jagging Wheel

Lot:
1064
Unsold
 

Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the pierced wheel with wavy edge supported by a carved hand and forearm, continuing to turned collar and carved handle inlaid More ...

Carved Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Carved Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Lot:
1065
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Carved Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, with two-tined fork, small ridged wheel, and serpent terminal, with shell inlay, lg. 6 1/2 in. More ...

Carved and Turned Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Carved and Turned Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Lot:
1066
Sold for:
$984$800

Carved and Turned Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, with ribbed and spiral-carved sections separated by ebony bands, with two-tined fork, zigzag wheel, and ring terminal, lg. 8 1/4 More ...

Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel

Lot:
1067
Sold for:
$523$425

Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Whale Ivory Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the handle carved to look like a small tree branch, the zigzag wheel supported by a flower-decorated mount, lg. 7 1/4 More ...

Turned Whale Ivory and Hardwood Jagging Wheel

Turned Whale Ivory and Hardwood Jagging Wheel

Lot:
1068
Sold for:
$461$375

Turned Whale Ivory and Hardwood Jagging Wheel, America, 19th century, the zigzag wheel mounted to a ring-turned, incised, and swelled handle, (yellowed, repaired at collar), lg. 6 1/4 in. More ...

Handwritten and Hand-drawn "Descriptions of Whales by Capt. Thos. W. Roys Ship 'Sheffield' 1854,"

Handwritten and Hand-drawn "Descriptions of Whales by Capt. Thos. W. Roys Ship 'Sheffield' 1854,"

Lot:
1069
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Handwritten and Hand-drawn "Descriptions of Whales by Capt. Thos. W. Roys Ship 'Sheffield' 1854," mid-19th century, the twenty-four sheet booklet filled with pencil drawings of whale species, More ...

Two S. Thomas & Co. Sperm Whale Product Receipts

Two S. Thomas & Co. Sperm Whale Product Receipts

Lot:
1070
Unsold
 

Two S. Thomas & Co. Sperm Whale Product Receipts, New Bedford, Massachusetts, c. 1858, printed indicating that S. Thomas & Co. were located at the Corner of Front and Union Streets in New Bedford, More ...

Whalebone Cane with Whale Ivory Knop

Whalebone Cane with Whale Ivory Knop

Lot:
1071
Sold for:
$584$475

Whalebone Cane with Whale Ivory Knop, America, late 19th century, the tapered shaft with brass cap end, joined to the turned and incised ivory knop highlighted with red pigment by an ebony band, lg. More ...

Turned and Carved Hardwood and Whale Ivory and Coconut Dipper

Turned and Carved Hardwood and Whale Ivory and Coconut Dipper

Lot:
1072
Sold for:
$277$225

Turned and Carved Hardwood and Whale Ivory and Coconut Dipper, America, 19th century, slightly curved handle with ivory finial joined to the hollowed coconut shell bowl by an ivory mount, lg. 17 1/2 More ...

Carved Coconut Shell

Carved Coconut Shell

Lot:
1073
Sold for:
$185$150

Carved Coconut Shell, America, 19th century, with incised carving throughout depicting a sailing vessel, a bottle, a goblet, meandering vine and geometric motifs surrounding the name "H. WOODGATE," More ...

Three Carved Whalebone Seam Rubbers

Three Carved Whalebone Seam Rubbers

Lot:
1074
Sold for:
$584$475

Three Carved Whalebone Seam Rubbers, America, 19th century, with incised details, (one lacks finial), lg. to 5 1/4 in. More ...

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Lot:
1075
Unsold
 

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers, America, early 19th century, each with faceted terminals, one with incised initials "T," "R," and "C" on three of the facets, lg. to 6 1/2 in. More ...

Two Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Two Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Lot:
1076
Unsold
 

Two Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers, America, early 19th century, one with faceted removable top allows it to be used as a needle case, lg. 5 3/4 in. More ...

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers

Lot:
1077
Unsold
 

Three Carved Hardwood Seam Rubbers, America, early 19th century, with faceted terminals, lg. to 5 3/4 in. More ...

Carved Hardwood Seam Rubber

Carved Hardwood Seam Rubber

Lot:
1078
Sold for:
$98$80

Carved Hardwood Seam Rubber, America, early 20th century, with finial carved as a bust of a man bearing a resemblance to Teddy Roosevelt, lg. 4 3/4 in. More ...

Two Turned Whalebone Fids

Two Turned Whalebone Fids

Lot:
1079
Sold for:
$461$375

Two Turned Whalebone Fids, America, 19th century, one with flattened end, one with rounded end, each with pierced hole, lg. 6, 12 in., respectively. More ...

Carved Whalebone Block

Carved Whalebone Block

Lot:
1080
Sold for:
$400$325

Carved Whalebone Block, America, 19th century, lg. 4 in. More ...

Two Carved and Incised Whalebone Clothespins

Two Carved and Incised Whalebone Clothespins

Lot:
1081
Sold for:
$338$275

Two Carved and Incised Whalebone Clothespins, America, 19th century, lg. to 4 3/4 in. More ...

Turned Wood Needle Case and Set of Four Bone Knitting Needles

Turned Wood Needle Case and Set of Four Bone Knitting Needles

Lot:
1082
Sold for:
$123$100

Turned Wood Needle Case and Set of Four Bone Knitting Needles, America, late 19th century, the friction-fit top with flared collar, four double-ended needles, case lg. 13, needle lg. 9 in. More ...

Two Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Razors

Two Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Razors

Lot:
1083
Sold for:
$277$225

Two Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Razors, 19th century, one with handle engraved with an image of a sailing ship and flowers on one panel and the other side with a whale and the name "JOSIAH LANE" More ...

Wood and Bone Whale Stamp

Wood and Bone Whale Stamp

Lot:
1084
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Wood and Bone Whale Stamp, 19th century, the oak handle with a bone disk where it joins the body of the stamp, the stamp in the shape of a whale carved from bone, on custom metal stand with label on More ...

Three Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Items

Three Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Items

Lot:
1085
Sold for:
$123$100

Three Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Items, America, 19th/20th century, including a pair of "playing bones" with whaling scenes, and a tapered objects with a snake inscribed "Seaman Lewis/Viper," lg. More ...

Four Carved Sailor-made Objects

Four Carved Sailor-made Objects

Lot:
1086
Sold for:
$246$200

Four Carved Sailor-made Objects, America, 19th century, a whalebone whistle, a fish-form folding toothpick, a bone "jackknife," and a folding multi-tool, lg. to 3 1/2 in. More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Love Token

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Love Token

Lot:
1087
Sold for:
$246$200

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Love Token, 19th century, decorated with two birds facing each other holding a ribbon with a heart connecting to a circle and star, the initials "CL" and "MS" above the More ...

Five Whale Ivory or Bone Sailor-made Objects

Five Whale Ivory or Bone Sailor-made Objects

Lot:
1088
Sold for:
$615$500

Five Whale Ivory or Bone Sailor-made Objects, America, 19th century, including a turned seal and four scrimshaw-decorated leg-form items, one with initials "DWM" and a stemmed flower, one with the More ...

Five Carved Whale Ivory or Whalebone Bodkins

Five Carved Whale Ivory or Whalebone Bodkins

Lot:
1089
Unsold
 

Five Carved Whale Ivory or Whalebone Bodkins, America, 19th century, with faceted, incised, or turned detail, one with a fist finial, lg. to 5 in. More ...