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  • Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk

    Lot: 1541
    Sold for: $308$250

    Carved and Scrimshaw-decorated Baleen Busk, 19th century, decorated with hearts, vines, and floral motifs within a vine border lg. 13 1/4 in. ...

  • Small Group of Nautical-related Items

    Lot: 600
    Sold for: $154$125

    Small Group of Nautical-related Items, including a tiger maple cane with bone knop, a baleen busk, a carved walnut nutcracker, and a small folk art boat. ...

  • Ten Whalebone Objects

    Lot: 1434
    Sold for: $234$190

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

  • Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 269
    Sold for: $523$425

    Scrimshaw Whalebone Busk, 19th century, decorated with depictions of buildings and a castle, lg. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: The Barbara Johnson Collection. ...

  • Carved Whalebone and Whale Ivory Cane

    Lot: 1142
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Carved Whalebone and Whale Ivory Cane, 19th century, faceted and spiral-carved top consisting of alternating spacers of whale ivory and a dark exotic hardwood on a spiral whalebone shaft with an ...

  • Five Carved Maritime Items

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Scrimshaw Engraved Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 97
    Sold for: $1,920$1,600

    Scrimshaw Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, the busk engraved with a column of engraved designs including a five-point star, an urn of flowers and vines, a heart, a plinth with central diamond ...

  • Collection of Small Scrimshaw Items

    Lot: 102
    Sold for: $1,800$1,500

    Collection of Small Scrimshaw Items, mostly carved ivory, baleen, and bone, including a slide-lid box containing twenty-eight bone and ebonized wood dominoes, two ivory clamps, a bone-handled brass ...

  • Napoleonic Prisoner-of-war-made Model of a Frigate

    Lot: 135
    Sold for: $2,726$2,300

    Napoleonic Prisoner-of-war-made Model of a Frigate, late 18th century, plank-constructed ivory, baleen, and bone 32-gun frigate with carved female bust figurehead, anchors, and ship's wheel pierced ...

  • Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944)

    Lot: 523C
    Sold for: $107$90

    Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944) Framed illustration, signed. "Gibson Girl" artist print, with his signature in ink; stooped elderly man with a cane, wearing a tricorn hat, points accusingly at ...

  • Three Busks

    Lot: 414
    Sold for: $711$600

    Three Busks, mid-19th century, two whalebone busks: one with engraved allegorical figures of two ladies with swords and shields in national costume representing Scotland and France flanking a ...

  • Engraved Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 424
    Sold for: $1,007$850

    Engraved Whalebone Busk, probably New England, mid to late 19th century, shaped busk with vertical engraved panels of a cruciform, leafy plants, heart, and a checkerboard, (minor losses to edges), ...

  • Federal Coin Silver Cann

    Lot: 241
    Sold for: $214$175

    Federal Coin Silver Cann, Philadelphia, c. 1820, Bard & Lamont, makers, cylindrical, with fluted horizontal girdle, serpentine handle, bright cut monogram, ht. 3 3/4 in., approx. 3.1 troy oz. ...

  • Hand-stitched Linen and Kid Leather Corset

    Lot: 384
    Sold for: $1,896$1,600

    Hand-stitched Linen and Kid Leather Corset, America, 19th century, fully stayed corset with back lacing, composed of blue and natural-colored linen edged and trimmed with white kid leather, with ...

  • Engraved Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 220
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, depicting six whalemen in a whaleboat harpooning a sperm whale, (imperfections), 1 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. ...

  • Engraved Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 221
    Sold for: $593$500

    Engraved Whalebone Busk, mid-19th century, one side with a checkered crest above a woman standing beneath tasseled drapery, over an indistinct scene with a lady and a gentleman, the other side with ...

  • Scrimshaw Carved Maple Busk

    Lot: 224
    Sold for: $711$600

    Scrimshaw Carved Maple Busk, mid-19th century, the busk with a round reserve with a panoply of flags and war implements, over the name "Lucy Jane Cutts," a church, a ship, a tree, a compass ...

  • Eskimo Carved Wood Box

    Lot: 433
    Sold for: $1,422$1,200

    Eskimo Carved Wood Box, c. late 19th century, the lidded, round form stitched with baleen and with carved bone ornament, ht. 4, dia. 6 in. ...

  • Whalebone Walking Stick

    Lot: 501
    Sold for: $593$500

    Whalebone Walking Stick, America, late 19th century, ht. 33 1/2 in. ...

  • Engraved Whalebone Busk

    Lot: 932
    Sold for: $889$750

    Engraved Whalebone Busk, 19th century, the busk engraved and heightened with red, blue, and green depicting a flower bouquet, a flowering potted plant, a ship flying an American flag, and a basket ...

  • Ivory, Whalebone, and Baleen Walking Stick

    Lot: 960
    Sold for: $593$500

    Ivory, Whalebone, and Baleen Walking Stick, late 19th century, whalebone shaft with bands of baleen, the carved ivory handle in the form of a lady's leg wearing a high-heeled boot, (cracks on upper ...

  • Gorham Sterling Water Pitcher

    Lot: 765
    Sold for: $652$550

    Gorham Sterling Water Pitcher, 1872, baluster form, with beaded rim and girdle, loop handle with bifurcate acanthus terminal at top, engraved with strapwork band at waist, ht. 11 1/2 in., approx. 27 ...

  • Five Carved and Engraved Busks

    Lot: 241
    Sold for: $1,067$900

    Five Carved and Engraved Busks, 18th and 19th century, one of whalebone with star, flower, bird, and tree motifs, two wooden, one dated 1773, the other 1792 with chip and relief carvings, two of ...

  • Parian Swaddling Baby

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $593$500

    Parian Swaddling Baby, Germany, c. 1860, untinted bisque shoulder head with painted and molded features, blue painted eyes, brown short hair, cloth body with bisque limbs, holding two blown glass ...

  • Three Doll-size Corsets

    Lot: 413
    Sold for: $89$75

    Three Doll-size Corsets, c. 1900, three fine doll-size corsets, including examples in white cotton, blue and pink silk, (very good, pink silk corset has wear on edges). ...

  • Three Doll Corsets

    Lot: 439
    Sold for: $89$75

    Three Doll Corsets, late 19th century, one cream and pink striped, the other two ivory silk, (very good). ...