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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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Ten Whalebone Objects

Ten Whalebone Objects

Lot:
1090
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Ten Whalebone Objects, America, 19th century, including three turned bodkins, and seven small busks or "playing bones," lg. to 10 in. More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque

Lot:
1091
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Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque, early 19th century, the curving piece of baleen decorated with two small sailing vessels, a whale's tail, a three-masted vessel, and a lighthouse, (fraying, More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Lot:
1092
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, one shaped and one rounded end, decorated on one side with a central panel depicting a whaleship flying an American flag, a harpooned More ...

Small Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Small Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Lot:
1093
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Small Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, with one shaped and one peaked end, decorated on one side with patriotic and military motifs including cannon, a sailing vessel, an More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Lot:
1094
Sold for:
$738$600

Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, one shaped and one rounded end, composed of stars and pinwheels above a sailing vessel flying the American flag, highlighted with red and More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Lot:
1095
Sold for:
$861$700

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk, America, 19th century, one rounded and one shaped end, one side with foliate motifs centering the initials "S.M," the other with varied designs including a More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Lot:
1096
Sold for:
$400$325

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk, America, 19th century, slightly tapered form with rounded ends with incised carving of flowers and foliate devices, the reverse with faint presentation inscription, More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Lot:
1097
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk, America, mid-19th century, one shaped end and one pointed end, decorated on one side with pictorial motifs including an anchor, a square-rigged vessel, a shield More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

Lot:
1098
Unsold
 

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk, America, 19th century, slightly tapered form with rounded ends decorated on one side with sections depicting a sailing vessel, two figures, a diamond centering the More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Lot:
1099
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Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk, America, 19th century, with one shaped and one rounded end, decorated with geometric devices centering a central reserve with crossed branches highlighted with green More ...

Turned and Stipple-decorated Maple Rolling Pin

Turned and Stipple-decorated Maple Rolling Pin

Lot:
1100
Sold for:
$123$100

Turned and Stipple-decorated Maple Rolling Pin, America, mid-19th century, with turned handles, slightly swelled form decorated with a whale and lettered "ELLEN," lg. 16 1/2 in. More ...

Dark Brown Etched Blown Glass Rolling Pin "LOOK OUT FOR SQUALLS/JACK 1847,"

Dark Brown Etched Blown Glass Rolling Pin "LOOK OUT FOR SQUALLS/JACK 1847,"

Lot:
1101
Sold for:
$400$325

Dark Brown Etched Blown Glass Rolling Pin "LOOK OUT FOR SQUALLS/JACK 1847," probably England, mid-19th century, decorated with marine imagery including anchors and sailing vessels, and with an image More ...

Pair of Bone Playing Pieces

Pair of Bone Playing Pieces

Lot:
1102
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Pair of Bone Playing Pieces, 19th century, two lengths of polished bone with rounded ends, lg. 5 1/4, wd. 7/8 in. More ...

Two Sailor's Bags

Two Sailor's Bags

Lot:
1103
Sold for:
$461$375

Two Sailor's Bags, 19th century, each of cylindrical form with hand-stitched bodies, one constructed of heavy linen canvas, the other of heavy cotton canvas with a wood and leather bottom, ht. to More ...

Six Sailor-made Items

Six Sailor-made Items

Lot:
1104
Sold for:
$338$275

Six Sailor-made Items, England or America, 19th century, including a punchwork-decorated leather knife holster with knife, a canvas sleeve for a small spyglass containing a spyglass, a More ...

Pair of Cord-wrapped Leather and Fabric Becket Handles

Pair of Cord-wrapped Leather and Fabric Becket Handles

Lot:
1105
Sold for:
$400$325

Pair of Cord-wrapped Leather and Fabric Becket Handles, 19th century, the blue fabric "monkey fists" joined by a red leather-wrapped post around which the leather- and cord-wrapped handles are More ...

Pair of Carved Mahogany and Painted Ropework Becket Handles

Pair of Carved Mahogany and Painted Ropework Becket Handles

Lot:
1106
Sold for:
$677$550

Pair of Carved Mahogany and Painted Ropework Becket Handles, America, early 19th century, the carved mahogany brackets ornamented with stars, the elaborate ropework handles painted dark blue, More ...

Pair of Canvas-covered Ropework Becket Handles

Pair of Canvas-covered Ropework Becket Handles

Lot:
1107
Sold for:
$308$250

Pair of Canvas-covered Ropework Becket Handles, America, probably early 20th century, lg. 8 1/4 in. More ...

Group of Ropework or Ropework-decorated Items

Group of Ropework or Ropework-decorated Items

Lot:
1108
Sold for:
$277$225

Group of Ropework or Ropework-decorated Items, 19th century, including a shallow covered cylindrical basket, and three ropework-decorated bottles, ht. to 13, dia. to 10 in. More ...

Carved Teak Wooden Knife Made From the Deck Planking of the Schooner "America,"

Carved Teak Wooden Knife Made From the Deck Planking of the Schooner "America,"

Lot:
1109
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Carved Teak Wooden Knife Made From the Deck Planking of the Schooner "America," spiral carved handle with a straight blade, (blade detached from handle), lg. 8 3/4 in. More ...

Carved Bone and Metal Button Hook

Carved Bone and Metal Button Hook

Lot:
1110
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Carved Bone and Metal Button Hook, 19th century, ring-carved handle with geometric designs and a plated steel hook, lg. 12 3/8 in. More ...

Carved Ivory Pipe

Carved Ivory Pipe

Lot:
1111
Sold for:
$185$150

Carved Ivory Pipe, America, late 19th century, the tapering bowl ornamented with rope carving, the stem with carved fish, overall lg. 8 in. More ...

Parasol with Carved Dog Handle

Parasol with Carved Dog Handle

Lot:
1112
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Parasol with Carved Dog Handle, 19th century, blue silk canopy with wooden struts, the upper wooden shaft, hinged at the midpoint then continuing to a carved bone handle, ending in a dog's head, More ...

Small Horn Flask

Small Horn Flask

Lot:
1113
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Small Horn Flask, early 20th century, surface incised with initials "LS" and the dates "1903" and "1911," flat wood base, lg. 4 1/4 in. More ...

Two Whale Ivory and Fish Vertebrae Canes

Two Whale Ivory and Fish Vertebrae Canes

Lot:
1114
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Two Whale Ivory and Fish Vertebrae Canes, America, 19th century, with whale's tooth handles and stacked vertebrae shafts, lg. 37 1/4, 35 in. More ...

Pair of Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusks

Pair of Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusks

Lot:
1115
Sold for:
$738$600

Pair of Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusks, America, 19th century, one tusk carved on one side with two women, one of whom stands in front of a mirrored bureau, and a mustachioed military officer, and More ...

Four Carved Whalebone or Walrus Ivory Objects

Four Carved Whalebone or Walrus Ivory Objects

Lot:
1116
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Four Carved Whalebone or Walrus Ivory Objects, America, late 19th/early 20th century, a whalebone fishing lure with barbed iron hook, a pair of baleen-mounted tweezers, a brass-mounted parallel, and More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board

Lot:
1117
Sold for:
$221$180

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board, probably Alaska, early 20th century, carved on the playing surface side with a whale among icebergs and a floral device, and on the reverse with a More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque

Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque

Lot:
1118
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Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Plaque, Betty Hughey, Barrow, Alaska, early 20th century, with two walruses on ice floes, signed and inscribed by the maker at lower right, (slight fraying, edge losses, More ...

White-painted and Polychrome Decorated Carved Pine "Don't Give Up the Ship" Plaque

White-painted and Polychrome Decorated Carved Pine "Don't Give Up the Ship" Plaque

Lot:
1119
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

White-painted and Polychrome Decorated Carved Pine "Don't Give Up the Ship" Plaque, John Haley Bellamy (Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1836-1914), the spreadwing eagle surmounted by More ...