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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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"Sailor's Rights" Decorated Swordfish Sword

"Sailor's Rights" Decorated Swordfish Sword

Lot:
1120
Sold for:
$615$500

"Sailor's Rights" Decorated Swordfish Sword, America, 19th century, with white-painted wood handle and sheet metal hilt, the blade with forty-one retained "teeth" is lettered in black "SAILOR'S More ...

J.C. Sinclair 9-inch Brass Bridge Sextant

J.C. Sinclair 9-inch Brass Bridge Sextant

Lot:
1121
Sold for:
$369$300

J.C. Sinclair 9-inch Brass Bridge Sextant, Troughton, London, late 19th century, pierced frame with an upper bridge, silvered scale from 0-140 and marked "Troughton London," sliding index arm with More ...

15-inch Ebony Octant

15-inch Ebony Octant

Lot:
1121A
Sold for:
$431$350

15-inch Ebony Octant, 19th century, with ivory scale calibrated 0-90, brass index arm, locking thumbscrew, and ivory vernier reading 0-20, sighting pinnula, mirror magnifier, sun shades, unmarked More ...

Charles Kennedy's Boxed Sextant

Charles Kennedy's Boxed Sextant

Lot:
1122
Unsold
 

Charles Kennedy's Boxed Sextant, Negus, New York, patinated pierced frame with brass and inset silver scale reading 0-120, and engraved "Negus New York," index arm with vernier scale 0-20, and More ...

James Imray 10-inch Ebony Octant

James Imray 10-inch Ebony Octant

Lot:
1122A
Sold for:
$400$325

James Imray 10-inch Ebony Octant, H. Duren, New York, 19th century, engraved ivory scale reading 0-100, brass index arm with thumbscrew lock down, vernier from 0-20, sighting pinnula, mirror More ...

E. & C.W. Blunt 8-inch Brass Octant

E. & C.W. Blunt 8-inch Brass Octant

Lot:
1123
Sold for:
$677$550

E. & C.W. Blunt 8-inch Brass Octant, New York, 19th century, inset silvered scale calculated 0-105, index arm with vernier, lock-down screw and magnifier, 3-in. sighting scope, horizon mirror, sun More ...

E. & G.W. Blunt 11-inch Ebony Octant

E. & G.W. Blunt 11-inch Ebony Octant

Lot:
1123A
Sold for:
$431$350

E. & G.W. Blunt 11-inch Ebony Octant, New York, 19th century, engraved ivory scale reading 0-110, brass index arm with thumbscrew lock down, vernier from 0-20, sighting pinnula, mirror magnifier, More ...

Miniature Portrait, Reportedly of Captain David Porter, United States Navy

Miniature Portrait, Reportedly of Captain David Porter, United States Navy

Lot:
1124
Sold for:
$492$400

Miniature Portrait, Reportedly of Captain David Porter, United States Navy, America, early 19th century, the curly-haired subject seen with a black ascot and blue waistcoat, 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in., More ...

U.S. Navy Belt Buckle

U.S. Navy Belt Buckle

Lot:
1125
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

U.S. Navy Belt Buckle, America, mid-19th century, laurel-decorated plate, the clasp with eagle over fouled anchor, the back of the pieces engraved "COMMODORE/CHARLES MORRIS/1799-1856/U.S.N.," lg. 3, More ...

Miniature Portrait of Lieutenant Hugh Cameron

Miniature Portrait of Lieutenant Hugh Cameron

Lot:
1126
Sold for:
$1,046$850

Miniature Portrait of Lieutenant Hugh Cameron, early 19th century, the lieutenant in full military dress, in gold-toned frame with loop hanger, the reverse with aperture revealing cobalt enamel and More ...

Smith, Elder & Co., Publishers, After John Christian Schetky (England, 1778-1874)

Smith, Elder & Co., Publishers, After John Christian Schetky (England, 1778-1874)

Lot:
1127
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

Smith, Elder & Co., Publishers, After John Christian Schetky (England, 1778-1874), London, England, 19th century, four lithographs on paper numbered "No. 1" through "No. 4" depicting the engagement More ...

American School, Late 19th Century      The Shannon

American School, Late 19th Century The Shannon

Lot:
1128
Unsold
 

American School, Late 19th Century The Shannon vs. The Chesapeake Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 6 x 9 1/4 in. (sight), in a modern mat and frame, together with a print of the battle. More ...

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution   Engraved Print Gifted to George Roosevelt

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution Engraved Print Gifted to George Roosevelt

Lot:
1129
Sold for:
$246$200

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution Engraved Print Gifted to George Roosevelt, image originally published in John Howard Hinton's The History and Topography of the United States, Vol. 1 More ...

Anglo-American School, 19th Century,      Steam Frigate Merrimack

Anglo-American School, 19th Century, Steam Frigate Merrimack

Lot:
1130
Sold for:
$185$150

Anglo-American School, 19th Century, Steam Frigate Merrimack in Stormy Seas Signed "Stuart" l.l. Oil on canvas, the frigate on her voyage to Southampton, England, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight), in More ...

Anglo-American School, 19th Century,      Steam Frigate Merrimack

Anglo-American School, 19th Century, Steam Frigate Merrimack

Lot:
1131
Sold for:
$308$250

Anglo-American School, 19th Century, Steam Frigate Merrimack in Calm Waters Signed "Stuart" l.l. Oil on canvas, the frigate on her voyage to Southampton, England, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight), in More ...

Silver Josiah Tattnall Presentation Beaker

Silver Josiah Tattnall Presentation Beaker

Lot:
1132
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Silver Josiah Tattnall Presentation Beaker, Stodder & Frobisher, Co., c. 1816-25, straight-sided with flaring rim and molded base, marked "Stodder & Frobisher" on the base, engraved on the side More ...

The Honorable East India Company's Ship INGLIS...  , W.J. Huggins, Publisher

The Honorable East India Company's Ship INGLIS... , W.J. Huggins, Publisher

Lot:
1133
Sold for:
$246$200

The Honorable East India Company's Ship INGLIS..., W.J. Huggins, Publisher, London, England, c. 1830, lithograph on paper, plate size 19 x 25 1/2, image 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in., in a modern frame. More ...

Six Framed Pages from the "Private Scrap Book" of Lucius M. Mason, U.S. Navy

Six Framed Pages from the "Private Scrap Book" of Lucius M. Mason, U.S. Navy

Lot:
1134
Sold for:
$1,169$950

Six Framed Pages from the "Private Scrap Book" of Lucius M. Mason, U.S. Navy, c. 1844, including a "title page" with Mason's name and the date August 17th, 1844 in ink, and five pictorial More ...

Three Ink or Watercolor and Ink Drawings and a Logbook Page from the Frigate Merrimack

Three Ink or Watercolor and Ink Drawings and a Logbook Page from the Frigate Merrimack

Lot:
1135
Sold for:
$523$425

Three Ink or Watercolor and Ink Drawings and a Logbook Page from the Frigate Merrimack's 1857-60 Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, probably A. Bovill, c. 1857-60, two watercolor representations titled More ...

Watercolor and Pen Drawing  "The Sea port and Town of Payta [sic

Watercolor and Pen Drawing "The Sea port and Town of Payta [sic

Lot:
1136
Sold for:
$800$650

Watercolor and Pen Drawing "The Sea port and Town of Payta [sic] as seen from the Anchorage," signed by A. Bovill, 19th century, a panoramic view in watercolor and pen on paper depicting the More ...

Five Pencil and Gouache Sketches "Drawn by Vice-Admiral The Hon. Sir Chas Paget" Framed Together

Five Pencil and Gouache Sketches "Drawn by Vice-Admiral The Hon. Sir Chas Paget" Framed Together

Lot:
1137
Sold for:
$369$300

Five Pencil and Gouache Sketches "Drawn by Vice-Admiral The Hon. Sir Chas Paget" Framed Together, 19th century, depicting British vessels under sail, sketches to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 in., overall More ...

Pencil Sketch of the German Thirty-two Gun Frigate Deutschland

Pencil Sketch of the German Thirty-two Gun Frigate Deutschland

Lot:
1138
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Pencil Sketch of the German Thirty-two Gun Frigate Deutschland, 19th century, inscribed below the image "Deutsche Frigatte Deutschland von 32 Kanonen," matted, in a wood frame, (image with minor More ...

Five Pages Framed Together Showing the Plans of the HMS Vixen

Five Pages Framed Together Showing the Plans of the HMS Vixen

Lot:
1139
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Five Pages Framed Together Showing the Plans of the HMS Vixen, England, c. 1858-59, the pages pen and ink and watercolor on paper depicting various decks, the raising of the starboard paddle wheel, More ...

Group of Illustrations Related to Ship Timber Hewing

Group of Illustrations Related to Ship Timber Hewing

Lot:
1140
Sold for:
$197$160

Group of Illustrations Related to Ship Timber Hewing, c. 1823, twelve hand-colored plates from Peter Guillet's Timber Merchant's Guide (Baltimore: J. Lovegrove, 1823) showing from what parts of More ...

Small Section of Yellow Pine "Ledge" from the Frigate USS Chesapeake

Small Section of Yellow Pine "Ledge" from the Frigate USS Chesapeake

Lot:
1141
Sold for:
$277$225

Small Section of Yellow Pine "Ledge" from the Frigate USS Chesapeake, Provenance: Collected in Hampshire, England, from the "Chesapeake Mill," a structure erected soon after the 1813 capture off More ...

Carved Mug Reportedly Made from the Mast Step of the America

Carved Mug Reportedly Made from the Mast Step of the America

Lot:
1142
Unsold
 

Carved Mug Reportedly Made from the Mast Step of the America, mid-19th century, the mug with carved thumbprint-like impressions and similarly carved applied handle, mug ht. 6 1/2 in. Note: A More ...

English School, 19th Century      Portrait of a Yacht

English School, 19th Century Portrait of a Yacht

Lot:
1143
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

English School, 19th Century Portrait of a Yacht Signed "R.B. Davies" l.r. Oil on artist board, the two-masted vessel flying a Union Jack off the stern, distant landscape beyond, 13 x 18 in., More ...

American School, Late 19th Century      Portrait of a Yacht

American School, Late 19th Century Portrait of a Yacht

Lot:
1144
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

American School, Late 19th Century Portrait of a Yacht Signed and dated "C. Simmons 1889" l.r. Oil on artist board, 16 x 20 in., in a modern faux burl veneer frame with gilt liner. Condition: More ...

English School, 19th Century      Naval Battle Scene

English School, 19th Century Naval Battle Scene

Lot:
1145
Sold for:
$221$180

English School, 19th Century Naval Battle Scene Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 13 x 15 1/2 in., in a giltwood and gesso frame. Condition: Relined. More ...

American School, Late 19th Century      Ship in High Seas

American School, Late 19th Century Ship in High Seas

Lot:
1146
Sold for:
$523$425

American School, Late 19th Century Ship in High Seas Unsigned. Oil on board, 16 x 10 3/4 in., in a tiger maple frame. Condition: Craquelure, 3 1/2-in. crack extending into board from upper More ...