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Auction 2985B

March 4, 2017 10:00AM

03-04-2017 03-04-2017

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper

Lot:
121
Sold for:
$123$100

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper, 19th century, the handle with fine ring turnings and red line decoration, lg. 5 1/4 in. More ...

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper

Lot:
122
Sold for:
$185$150

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory Pie Crimper, 19th century, ring-turned handle with fine-toothed wheel, lg. 6 1/4 in. More ...

Large Whale's Tooth Seam Rubber

Large Whale's Tooth Seam Rubber

Lot:
123
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Large Whale's Tooth Seam Rubber, 19th century, carved from a single large tooth, the faceted handle with integral rubber, lg. 5 3/4 in. More ...

Whalebone Busk

Whalebone Busk

Lot:
124
Sold for:
$123$100

Whalebone Busk, 19th century, one side with engraved and red tinted frame, lg. 13 3/4 in. More ...

Whalebone Yardstick

Whalebone Yardstick

Lot:
125
Sold for:
$584$475

Whalebone Yardstick, 19th century, rectangular with beaded edges and ebony graduation dots for half-, quarter-, and eighth-yard increments, lg. 36 in. More ...

Whalebone Yardstick

Whalebone Yardstick

Lot:
126
Sold for:
$185$150

Whalebone Yardstick, 19th century, rectangular, with red sealing wax filled graduations for half-, quarter-, and eighth-yard increments, the back with engraved initials "H.I.V.," lg. 36 in. More ...

Pair of Scrimshaw Walrus Tusks

Pair of Scrimshaw Walrus Tusks

Lot:
127
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Pair of Scrimshaw Walrus Tusks, probably Hudson Bay or Cumberland Sound, c. 1850-60, both engraved with finely rendered images of men, women, Native Americans all within a floral border, lg. to 18 More ...

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene

Lot:
128
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Decorated with a Whaling Scene, 19th century, both sides depicting a whaling ship and longboats hunting whales, one edge with a whale and longboat scene, the top with a More ...

Carved Hardwood and Whalebone Walking Stick

Carved Hardwood and Whalebone Walking Stick

Lot:
129
Sold for:
$492$400

Carved Hardwood and Whalebone Walking Stick, 19th century, figural hardwood knob in the form of a bearded man with glass eyes and exotic shell helmet above a tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 34 1/2 More ...

Carved Whale Ivory and Malacca Cane

Carved Whale Ivory and Malacca Cane

Lot:
130
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

Carved Whale Ivory and Malacca Cane, America, c. 1875, the head with finely carved eagle on a branch, the side with carved eagle and bust of George Washington, nickel spacer, and malacca shaft with More ...

Carved Whale Ivory and Cherry Cane

Carved Whale Ivory and Cherry Cane

Lot:
131
Sold for:
$400$325

Carved Whale Ivory and Cherry Cane, 19th century, bulldog knob with black glass eyes, sailor's knot spacer, on a cherry shaft with iron tip, lg. 34 1/4 in. More ...

Carved "Dove Peace" Whale Ivory and Baleen Cane

Carved "Dove Peace" Whale Ivory and Baleen Cane

Lot:
132
Sold for:
$28,290$23,000

Carved "Dove Peace" Whale Ivory and Baleen Cane, Massachusetts, c. 1865, the carved dove knob above a braided baleen sailor's knot spacer and shaft of wrapped baleen with two whale ivory doves, and More ...

Raffaele Corsini (Italy, active 1830-1880), Portrait of the Bark J.H. Duvall, Capt A. Nickerson, Laying in Smyrna, December 27th 1855,

Raffaele Corsini (Italy, active 1830-1880), Portrait of the Bark J.H. Duvall, Capt A. Nickerson, Laying in Smyrna, December 27th 1855,

Lot:
133
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

Raffaele Corsini (Italy, active 1830-1880) Portrait of the Bark J.H. Duvall, Capt A. Nickerson, Laying in Smyrna, December 27th 1855 Signed l.r., identified in the legend. Watercolor, oil, and More ...

Frederick J. Tudgay (British, 1841-1921)      Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel

Frederick J. Tudgay (British, 1841-1921) Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel

Lot:
134
Unsold
 

Frederick J. Tudgay (British, 1841-1921) Portrait of a Three-masted Vessel Signed and dated "FJ TUDGAY 1872" l.r. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered More ...

Robert Ball Spencer (England, 1812-1897)      The Carmarthan Castle   off the Coast of Wales

Robert Ball Spencer (England, 1812-1897) The Carmarthan Castle off the Coast of Wales

Lot:
135
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Robert Ball Spencer (England, 1812-1897) The Carmarthan Castle off the Coast of Wales Signed "R.B. Spencer" l.l., identified on a plaque attached to the frame. Oil on canvas, 23 x 37 in., in a More ...

Sailor-made Ropework Cane

Sailor-made Ropework Cane

Lot:
136
Sold for:
$615$500

Sailor-made Ropework Cane, 19th century, Turk's head knot above a sailor's knot spacer, on a knotwork shaft with white metal ferrule with an iron tip, lg. 35 7/8 in. More ...

Carved Lady's Leg Whale Ivory and Snakewood Cane

Carved Lady's Leg Whale Ivory and Snakewood Cane

Lot:
137
Sold for:
$677$550

Carved Lady's Leg Whale Ivory and Snakewood Cane, 19th century, baleen and mahogany spacers, silver band, on a round tapering snakewood shaft with iron tip, lg. 33 3/4 in. More ...

Carved Whale Ivory Clenched Fist and Rosewood Cane

Carved Whale Ivory Clenched Fist and Rosewood Cane

Lot:
138
Sold for:
$1,169$950

Carved Whale Ivory Clenched Fist and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with silver and baleen spacers on a tapering rosewood shaft with whale ivory tip, lg. 37 1/2 in. More ...

Carved Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane

Carved Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane

Lot:
139
Sold for:
$923$750

Carved Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, octagonal faceted knob with inlaid ebony dots and banding, mahogany spacers and tapered mahogany shaft, lg. 33 5/8 in. More ...

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Whalebone Cane

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Whalebone Cane

Lot:
140
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Whalebone Cane, America, mid-19th century, octagonal grip above a wide ebony spacer, the shaft with carved Turk's head and three-strand basketweave pattern, rope pattern More ...

Turned Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane

Turned Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane

Lot:
141
Sold for:
$369$300

Turned Whale Ivory and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, ring-turned knob engraved "JONATHAN PARKER," on a bamboo-turned mahogany shaft with aluminum tip, lg. 34 1/2 in. More ...

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane

Lot:
142
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Turned and Carved Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, the turned knob with red sealing wax-filled lines on a fluted and round tapering shaft with iron tip, lg. 36 5/8 in. More ...

Whale Ivory, Whalebone, and Mahogany Cane

Whale Ivory, Whalebone, and Mahogany Cane

Lot:
143
Sold for:
$861$700

Whale Ivory, Whalebone, and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, L-shaped handle with mahogany decoration, ebonized wood spacers, on round tapered shaft, lg. 35 3/8 in. More ...

Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane

Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane

Lot:
144
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, geometrically carved knob with inlaid ebony-bordered mother-of-pearl squares and ebony dots, the shaft with diamond-shaped inlay of More ...

Italian School, 19th Century      Portrait of the Brigantine Medea   Entering Smyrna, 1861

Italian School, 19th Century Portrait of the Brigantine Medea Entering Smyrna, 1861

Lot:
145
Sold for:
$861$700

Italian School, 19th Century Portrait of the Brigantine Medea Entering Smyrna, 1861 Unsigned, identified in the legend along the lower edge. Oil on board, 18 1/2 x 26 in., in a black-painted More ...

William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909)      Portrait of the Belle Halliday   of Taunton

William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Belle Halliday of Taunton

Lot:
146
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909) Portrait of the Belle Halliday of Taunton Unsigned, vessel identified on a pennant. Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 in., in a giltwood frame. More ...

Silver and Rosewood Cane

Silver and Rosewood Cane

Lot:
147
Sold for:
$523$425

Silver and Rosewood Cane, America, c. 1860, rounded top, octagonal side knob engraved "Presented/TO/JM Leonard/Agent/Mount Hope Iron Co./as a mark of esteem/BY WM. P. HOOD/Somerset Jany 2d, 1860," More ...

Turned Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane

Turned Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane

Lot:
148
Sold for:
$308$250

Turned Whale Ivory and Rosewood Cane, 19th century, knob with baleen spacers, on a round, tapering rosewood shaft with brass tip, lg. 31 in. More ...

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Mahogany Cane

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Mahogany Cane

Lot:
149
Sold for:
$615$500

Whale Ivory, Ebony, and Mahogany Cane, 19th century, turned knob with inlaid abalone disk on a spiral-carved ebony and octagonal mahogany shaft, lg. 34 3/4 in. More ...

Carved Whale Ivory and Ebony Cane

Carved Whale Ivory and Ebony Cane

Lot:
150
Sold for:
$861$700

Carved Whale Ivory and Ebony Cane, 19th century, tapering octagonal knob with ebony spacers, on a round tapering ebony shaft with brass tip, lg. 35 1/4 in. More ...