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Five Carved Maritime Items

Five Carved Maritime Items

Auction:
2918T
Auction:
Discovery - Aug 09, 2016
Lot:
1358
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Five Carved Maritime Items, 19th century, a walrus tusk depicting a ship, inscribed "The Hunt/Portage Queen/New York/1855," a whalebone busk inscribed "Mary Barker/Friendships 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,"

Auction:
2900T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 01, 2016
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 Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Razors

Two Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Razors

Auction:
2900T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 01, 2016
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 ...

Pinkham, Seth (1786-1844) Manuscript Waste Books, Letter Books, and Personal Journals Composed aboard the Henry Astor

Pinkham, Seth (1786-1844) Manuscript Waste Books, Letter Books, and Personal Journals Composed aboard the Henry Astor

Auction:
2891T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 18, 2016
Lot:
1072
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

Pinkham, Seth (1786-1844) Manuscript Waste Books, Letter Books, and Personal Journals Composed aboard the Henry Astor, 1840-1844. Approximately 400 small folio pages of manuscript material in More ...

Business Ledgers c. 1787-1859.

Business Ledgers c. 1787-1859.

Auction:
2891T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 18, 2016
Lot:
1133
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Business Ledgers c. 1787-1859. Six leather-bound volumes fulfilled with manuscript notations throughout memorializing business transactions; one covering March-July 1787, approximately 130 leaves, More ...

Hall, Daniel Weston (b. 1841) Arctic Rovings: or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land.

Hall, Daniel Weston (b. 1841) Arctic Rovings: or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land.

Auction:
2891T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 18, 2016
Lot:
1180
Sold for:
$431$350

Hall, Daniel Weston (b. 1841) Arctic Rovings: or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land. Boston: Abel Tompkins, 1861. First edition, 12mo, portrait frontispiece opposite title, four More ...

Two Demilune Maritime Hooked Rugs

Two Demilune Maritime Hooked Rugs

Auction:
2886M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 10, 2016
Lot:
234
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Two Demilune Maritime Hooked Rugs, 19th century, one of an American whaling vessel and whale, reading "There She Blows," and one of an American three-masted ship, reading "A Safe Voyage," lg. to 26, More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board

Auction:
2880B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Feb 27, 2016
Lot:
234
Sold for:
$584$475

Scrimshaw-decorated Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board, the playing surface depicting sailing ships, whales, and a walrus, lg. 20 in. More ...

Group of Americana Reference Books and Catalogs

Group of Americana Reference Books and Catalogs

Auction:
2863M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 19, 2015
Lot:
656
Sold for:
$215$175

Group of Americana Reference Books and Catalogs, including a selection of materials relating to nautical-themed antiques, Mystic Seaport, whaling, and shipping, Nina Hellman's A Mariner's Fancy, More ...

Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse

Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse

Auction:
2863M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 19, 2015
Lot:
779
Sold for:
$123$100

Nantucket Friendship Basket Purse, c. 1991, the hinged lid with engraved bone medallion inscribed "Nantucket Sleighride" depicting a whale pulling a boat, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 11, dp. 8 in. More ...

Fred Tordoff (British, b. 1939)       Whaling Ships in the South Seas.

Fred Tordoff (British, b. 1939) Whaling Ships in the South Seas.

Auction:
2863M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 19, 2015
Lot:
846
Sold for:
$800$650

Fred Tordoff (British, b. 1939) Whaling Ships in the South Seas. Signed "F. Tordoff" l.r., titled Whaling Ships in the South Seas on the reverse. Oil on board, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in., framed. More ...

Sailor-made Yarn Swift

Sailor-made Yarn Swift

Auction:
2838M
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 08, 2015
Lot:
197
Unsold
 

Sailor-made Yarn Swift, 19th century, the whalebone shaft with turned finial and expanding whalebone slats joined with blue ribbon, on a rectangular whalebone mounting bracket engraved on the sides More ...

Seven Carved Whale and Ship Stamps

Seven Carved Whale and Ship Stamps

Auction:
2838M
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 08, 2015
Lot:
213
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Seven Carved Whale and Ship Stamps, 19th century, including five whale, one whale tail, and one ship stamp, (minor wear), lg. to 3 1/8 in. More ...

Four Framed Maritime Works

Four Framed Maritime Works

Auction:
2832M
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 16, 2015
Lot:
311
Sold for:
$369$300

Four Framed Maritime Works, a watercolor drawing of a ship inscribed "Bark President Sperm Whaling," a Currier & Ives engraving "The Celebrated Clipper Ship 'Dreadnought'," and two engravings of More ...

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Signed Ship's Papers, 19 January 1836.

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Signed Ship's Papers, 19 January 1836.

Auction:
2819T
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - May 27, 2015
Lot:
40
Sold for:
$1,169$950

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Signed Ship's Papers, 19 January 1836. Four language ship's passport for the New Bedford whaling ship, The George Washington, bound for the Pacific Ocean, sealed, with More ...

George Albert Gale (American, 1893-1951)       Portrait of a Whaling Ship.

George Albert Gale (American, 1893-1951) Portrait of a Whaling Ship.

Auction:
2789M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 19, 2015
Lot:
310
Sold for:
$277$225

George Albert Gale (American, 1893-1951) Portrait of a Whaling Ship. Signed "Geo Gale" l.r. Oil on board, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Losses to corners. More ...

Twenty-five Pieces of Nautical-themed Dorchester Pottery

Twenty-five Pieces of Nautical-themed Dorchester Pottery

Auction:
2773M
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 18, 2014
Lot:
369
Sold for:
$800$650

Twenty-five Pieces of Nautical-themed Dorchester Pottery, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 20th century, mugs, jugs, pitchers, plates and casseroles depicting whales, sailors, lighthouses, waves, and More ...

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Showing the Frances

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Showing the Frances

Auction:
2757B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 26, 2014
Lot:
236
Sold for:
$123,000$100,000

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth Showing the Frances of New Bedford, Frederick Myrick, Nantucket, c. 1828-29, one side carved with banner reading "The Frances on the Coast of Peru," above the whaleship with More ...

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2757B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 26, 2014
Lot:
238
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth, America, 19th century, carved all around with a woman holding the American flag and pointing to a carved eye, and lettered "C. DeVetter," with an image of a ship below, lg. More ...

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2757B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 26, 2014
Lot:
242
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth, America, 19th century, the double-sided tooth with carving of a ship under sail on one side, and a fashionably dressed woman on the reverse, (chip to tip, cracks), lg. More ...

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth

Auction:
2757B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 26, 2014
Lot:
253
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

Large Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth, America, 19th century, one side showing an image of a woman from Godey's Ladies Book wearing an elaborate dress highlighted in red, green, and black; the other side More ...

Fiji Island Throwing Club

Fiji Island Throwing Club

Auction:
2745B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Sep 06, 2014
Lot:
70
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Fiji Island Throwing Club, 19th century, with lobed head and decorated grip, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Collected by George Collins while on a whaling ship out of New Bedford in the late 1850s. More ...

Gilbert Island Wood and Shark Tooth Weapon

Gilbert Island Wood and Shark Tooth Weapon

Auction:
2745B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Sep 06, 2014
Lot:
71
Sold for:
$523$425

Gilbert Island Wood and Shark Tooth Weapon, the tapered form with rows of fiber-wrapped shark teeth, (minor loss), lg. 30 in. Provenance: Collected by George Collins while on a whaling ship out More ...

Fiji Island Fan Club

Fiji Island Fan Club

Auction:
2745B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Sep 06, 2014
Lot:
72
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

Fiji Island Fan Club, 19th century, with flared head and vertical rib, geometric decoration at the grip, lg. 26 in. Provenance: Collected by George Collins while on a whaling ship out of New More ...

American School, 19th Century      Portrait of the New Bedford Whaling Ship John Carver

American School, 19th Century Portrait of the New Bedford Whaling Ship John Carver

Auction:
2739T
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 10, 2014
Lot:
1399
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

American School, 19th Century Portrait of the New Bedford Whaling Ship John Carver. Unsigned, accompanied by a typed document detailing the history of the John Carver. Oil on canvas, sight size More ...

Antique Scrimshaw Straight Razor

Antique Scrimshaw Straight Razor

Auction:
2722T
Auction:
Discovery - May 08, 2014
Lot:
1191
Sold for:
$98$80

Antique Scrimshaw Straight Razor, "Josias Lane" carved to one side with a figure of a whale, the other side decorated with a flower and a three-masted sailing ship, blade marked "Cast Steel More ...

H.S. Hutchinson & Co., publishers (New Bedford, Massachusetts, 20th Century)    SPERM WHALING - TAKING UP THE BOATS,

H.S. Hutchinson & Co., publishers (New Bedford, Massachusetts, 20th Century) SPERM WHALING - TAKING UP THE BOATS,

Auction:
2712M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 13, 2014
Lot:
999
Sold for:
$49$40

H.S. Hutchinson & Co., publishers (New Bedford, Massachusetts, 20th Century) SPERM WHALING - TAKING UP THE BOATS, 1903. Identified in an inscription. Lithograph with hand-coloring on paper, More ...

Three Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth and Two Ivory-handled Canes

Three Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth and Two Ivory-handled Canes

Auction:
2686M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 14, 2013
Lot:
988
Sold for:
$2,760$2,300

Three Scrimshaw Whale's Teeth and Two Ivory-handled Canes, 19th century, one tooth depicting a sailor, a rose, and a ship inscribed "Maria," one tooth on black stand with crosshatch design, three More ...

American School, 19th Century      Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain.

American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain.

Auction:
2680B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 27, 2013
Lot:
286
Sold for:
$2,880$2,400

American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval gold brooch case. More ...

Framed 19th Century Puck Magazine   Color Lithograph Political Cartoon

Framed 19th Century Puck Magazine Color Lithograph Political Cartoon

Auction:
2677M
Auction:
Discovery - Oct 09, 2013
Lot:
163
Unsold
 

Framed 19th Century Puck Magazine Color Lithograph Political Cartoon, "The Last Resort. - Let the Democrats Throw Their 'Jonah' Overboard," featuring a ship with tattered sails reading "Democracy" More ...