Eldred's - Auctioneers, Appraisers

The Marine Sale

Scrimshaw

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Featuring the Judge Paul E. Vardeman Collection and the Sam and Donna McDowell Collection.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. 

Exhibition:
Wednesday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the sale day beginning at 8:45 a.m. 

Catalog:
Available in early July. To order a catalog, please call 508-385-3116 or email info@eldreds.com. 

Total Items Found: 243
Low Estimate$150,000.00
High Estimate$250,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY EDWARD BURDETT Inscribed on lower edge Engraved, By Edward Burdett. Onboard Of The. Wm Tell."..."

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Low Estimate$320,000.00
High Estimate$380,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY EDWARD BURDETT Inscribed on lower edge Engraved. by Edward Burdett. of Nantucket. onboard of..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH WALRUS IVORY AND WHALEBONE STAND Both teeth with bust portraits of gentlemen, one of a man in u...

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Low Estimate$20,000.00
High Estimate$30,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY THE BRITANNIA ENGRAVER Titled on edge Elizabeth of London". Obverse depicts a whaling scene w..."

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts an arch of stars, a foliate design, a key suspending two hearts backed by arrows, crossing British...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with portrait of a bark flying a house flag with a star from the central mast. Reverse wi...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

CANE WITH SUPERBLY CARVED WALRUS IVORY HANDLE IN PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Grip portion of the L-shaped handle carved in the form of an eagle...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a finely detailed spread-wing eagle over a modified compass rose. The eagle has a distinctiv...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a starboard view of a three-masted vessel with furled sails flying flags off the fore and mi...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

SAILOR'S INLAID TRAY 19th Century Ebony and whale bone inlaid in walnut. R.G. GOOD WISHES FROM I. W. YALA" Height:12". Length: 20"...."

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Low Estimate$40,000.00
High Estimate$60,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE WITH EXCEPTIONAL WHALING SCENE Depicts a three-masted whaleship flying a black and red pennant...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

NARWHAL TUSK Length 82.5."

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP CYANE Obverse with fine portrait of the U.S. Navy sloop-of-war flying a long penna...

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Low Estimate$30,000.00
High Estimate$50,000.00

VERY RARE PIECE OF PAINTED PANBONE One of the largest pieces of panbone we have ever seen. Depicts panoramic whaling scene of a whal...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

PINE BOX WITH WHALE IVORY, EBONY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL ADORNMENTS Top with central figured wood pyramid topped with a mother-of-pearl...

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Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS WITH CARVED AND ENGRAVED DECORATION Tips of tusks carved in the form of a flower blossom,...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A SAILOR AND A LADY Obverse depicts a bearded sailor in a striped shirt, wide-legged pants and fla...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

WATCH HUTCH WITH WHALEBONE AND WALRUS IVORY ADORNMENTS Carved from walnut in the form of a tall-case clock. Arched bonnet with circu...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

PAGE TURNER WITH WHALE'S TOOTH HANDLE Whale's tooth handle carved with a heart containing a hex sign on one side, an anchor with rop...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE LOCKET ENGRAVER Obverse with two ship portraits, one identified as the John Adams". Rever..."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH WHALING SCENE In the foreground, a harpooner stands at the bow of a whaleboat, aiming a harpoon at a su...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

FOUR WHALE IVORY BODKINS Three with geometric carvings and one with clenched fist. Lengths from 2.25 to 3"."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

INLAID AND COPPER-BOUND OAK LIFT-TOP BOX Whale ivory and alternating wood inlay creates a compass rose, heart and banded design on t...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

ARTICULATED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL Double handle with heart, diamond and cross design. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Deep rich patina...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

SCRIMSHAW BILLY CLUB Stippled sawtooth design at base, two foliate sprigs at end and a star on the tip. Fitted with metal hanging lo...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN PAGE TURNER Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a lady's leg and boot, with engraved black buttons, red...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING KELLY THE PIRATE Attributed to Israel Young of Scituate, Massachusetts. A sawtooth and harlequin b...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER Handle with faceted terminal. Length 4."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF LADIES Both sides with a full-length portrait of a standing lady in a patterned...

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Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Elegantly curved snake with inset eyes. Square shaft supports a fluted whalebone wh...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH HAND-FORM HANDLE Hand with finely rendered shirt cuff, palm and fingernails graps a grooved shaft in it...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH EAGLE AND SHIP PORTRAIT Probably Civil War era. Obverse depicts a spread-wing eagle, a banne...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

INLAID WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER Shaped handle with pique inlay along the perimeter and center of both faces. Additional pique inlay o...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PORTRAIT OF A CAPTAIN Oval slice of panbone with a red and green zigzag border surrounding a three-quar...

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Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$20,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD BURDETT Depicts a three-masted whaleship flying a large American flag off...

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

INLAID WHALE IVORY FID Ring- and rope-carved shaft with intermittent baleen bands. Faceted terminal with contrasting inlaid dots, po...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

RARE WHALE IVORY SNATCH BLOCK Retains much of the shape of the tooth it was carved from. Length 4.25. Width 1". The Alexander MacCo..."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY CANE HANDLE CARVED AS A CLENCHED FIST Handle carved as a right hand clenching a stick or a scroll, with a ruffled design...

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Low Estimate$25,000.00
High Estimate$50,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM LEWIS RODERICK Depicts a whaling scene of a whaleship, three whaleboats and two visibl...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

NAUGHTY LEG"-FORM WHALE IVORY FID Upper portion of shaft carved in the form of a lady's leg. Ring carvings between leg and remainde..."

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE BUSK ATTRIBUTED TO W. HILL OR E. HILL Depicts six vignettes: an array of Masonic symbols, a whaling scene, a scene...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

PATRIOTIC POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL W. TENNEY Tenney is also known as the King of the Sea Artist". Sc..."

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH LOOPED HANDLE Carved from a single piece of ivory, with stepped carvings near three-tined fork and whee...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WHISK BROOM WITH WHALEBONE HANDLE Baluster-form handle with incised and relief-carved rings. Overall length approx. 8.5. This item..."

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN FID WITH CARVED FIST DESIGN Whale ivory terminal carved in the form of a fist clenching a small snake that wr...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING NAVAL ENGAGEMENTS One side depicts the battle between the Shannon" and the "Chesapeake..."

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CHILD'S-SIZE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Teardrop-shaped handle with pierced diamond and stepped carvings near wheel mount. Fluted whale...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

FINE AND IMPORTANT WHALE IVORY, EBONY AND COCONUT SHELL DIPPER Shell bowl elaborately carved with an American eagle clutching a Uni..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

TURBAN SHELL WITH ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE GREAT EASTERN ATTRIBUTED TO C.H. WOOD Depicts a broadside portrait of the British transat...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WHALESHIP AND A WARSHIP Obverse depicts a highly detailed view of a whaleship cutting...

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

INLAID WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Handle with knob terminal, stepped carvings, tapered shaft and relief-carved wheel mount. Knob with c...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with scene of a three-masted sailing ship at sea. Scene is framed within a foliate arch w...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

IRON BLUBBER HOOK WITH WHALEBONE HANDLE Handle with incised concentric rings. Pierced at end for rope hanging loop. Length 12. Prov..."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Two-part geometric and architectural carved handle with faceted terminal. Fluted jagging wheel. Some pearlin...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY HENRY VINCENT GERRODETTE Obverse depicts two conjoined vignettes: two hearts pierced by an arr...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH VENTING TOOL HANDLE One end of handle with fluted half cylinder, used to make vent holes in pie crust....

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Both sides engraved with multiple elaborate and finely engraved vignettes. Obverse with Prince of...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER WITH OPENWORK HANDLE Handle comprised of four sections of whalebone in varying pillar, pierced heart and other...

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Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC MOTIFS Obverse depicts an image and verse sourced from The Kedge Anchor; or, Young...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH VASE Carved with serrated rim, incised grooves and footed base. Scrimshaw decoration on one side of a dog ho...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE LADY WELLINGTON ENGRAVER Obverse titled La Griffon & Bashante" depicts a naval battle in..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts Lady Liberty seated on a plinth holding an American shield in her right hand and a staff...

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Low Estimate$120,000.00
High Estimate$160,000.00

HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH SIGNED BY WILLIAM A. GILPIN Subtlety signed W A Gilpin" within a delica..."

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR SPINNING JENNY Mechanized carved bone model. Upper platform with a female figure in a hat seated at a spi...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

PATRIOTIC SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH HONORING GEORGE WASHINGTON An assemblage of patriotic imagery wraps around the circumference of th...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE SWIFT Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment knobs and clamp, all with red and blue incised lines. Whaleb...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

* PAIR OF ENGRAVED WHALE'S TEETH ILLUSTRATING THE BALLAD OF BILLY TAYLOR Obverses engraved with images and reverses with lines from...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Relating scenes of the U.S. Sloop of War St. Louis" at sea and "The Queen of the Sea", a long-haired woman..."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SMALL WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN PIE CRIMPER, POSSIBLY MADE FOR A CHILD Handle terminal carved in the form of an eagle's head grasping a...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A HARPOONED MERMAID A whimsical scene of a whaleman standing at the bow of a whaleboat to harpoon...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Lavishly engraved with multiple vignettes including hex signs, a sun face, a spread-wing eagle with banner,...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts two hearts, a geometric design, a tree, AWS", a sun and moon, stars, a hot air balloon..."

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK A red and green border comprised of a floral vine, a diamond design and solid panels surrounds i...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with bust portrait of a portly gentleman. Reverse with profusely engraved interior scene of two male...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

RELIEF-CARVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Both sides carved with a leafy vine design. Relief-carved ring encircles base. Length 5. Prov..."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY VINCENT GERRODETTE Obverse depicts two vignettes: a red floral wreath enclosi...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts a flowering potted plant, a climbing tendril emanating from a pergola, and two side-by-s...

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Low Estimate$25,000.00
High Estimate$35,000.00

LARGE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING MELVINA WRIGHT" Obverse with a full-length portrait of a Victorian woman holding..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a bearded lady in an evocative blue and black dress seated on a fancy red, blue and black...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE WITH STOVED BOAT SCENE After a painting by James Stewart. Depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship, a harpo...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE STAR ENGRAVER Depicts an American shield below crossing flags, one the British...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Abundantly and delicately engraved with a rising sun, entwined hearts, hex signs, potted plants, an elephant,...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a spread-wing eagle above a portrait of a brig above a scene of a gaff-rigged slo...

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Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with a bust portrait of a man, possibly an American Native or African, wearing a distinctive feather...

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Low Estimate$30,000.00
High Estimate$50,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO CALEB ALBRO Obverse depicts three vignettes. Upper vignette depicts an eagle perche...

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Low Estimate$1,800.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SAILOR ON SHORE Scene of a sailor holding a large American flag and waving his hat at two ships setting...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

BOXED SCRIMSHAW SPELLING ALPHABET Mahogany box with beveled sliding top, inset with a whalebone plaque marked Spelling Alphabet". C..."

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH PREPEAR TO MEET THY GOD" Obverse depicts a couple, possibly Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, in formal dr..."

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with a three-quarter-length portrait of a prim lady wearing a bonnet and a striped dress. Reverse wi...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW PANBONE SECTION WITH WHALING SCENE Panoramic scene with full-rigged ship flying an American flag at center, surrounded by...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

PAIR OF PATRIOTIC POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH Obverses depict vignettes of ships at sea above a patriotic design of a spread-...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

INLAID WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE KNITTING NEEDLES Long whalebone needles with alternating bands of island wood and whale ivory. Ribb...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with full-length portrait of a long-haired mustachioed frontiersman resting a long gun against one l...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH PORTRAITS OF WOMEN An asymmetrical pair, with nearly identical portraits of the same...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH LADY LIBERTY AND OTHER PATRIOTIC IMAGES Obverse depicts Lady Liberty holding a flagpole in h...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH CARVED AND INLAID WHALEBONE HANDLE Top half of handle carved in a cross hatch pattern. Lower half with alt...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH CITY AND VILLAGE SCENES Overlapping scenes of densely populated villages and cities wrap around the cir...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH IN THE MANNER OF N.S. FINNEY Both sides with finely engraved and incredibly detailed religious scenes. Obver...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH FEATURING FASHION PLATE LADIES Both sides with full-length portraits of women, one holding a fold...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING BATTLESHIPS Both with rectangular scenes of battleships at sea, one depicting the Enterpr..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

WHALEBONE FID Engraved D.D.L." between two incised lines at top of shaft. Length 11.75"."

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

STAMP CARVED FROM A WHALE'S TOOTH Stamps Asa S. Rose" above a spread-wing eagle, an anchor, stars and a laurel wreath. Tooth faintl..."

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

ELABORATELY ENGRAVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a building, possibly an American consulate in Africa or South America,...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH BUST PORTRAITS OF WOMEN Both women in period dress, one with a bow in her hair and t...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING BRITISH THEATRICAL FIGURES Attributed to the Juvenile Theater Engraver. Both teeth men in...

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Low Estimate$1,800.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAY Columnar handle with a three-tine fork at one end and a shaped wheel mount at oppos...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALEMAN-MADE SINGLE SWIFT Turned whale ivory yarn cup and clamp with incised red bands. Whalebone shaft. Swift cage with whalebone...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a full-length portrait of a woman wearing a red beaded necklace and an extravagantly patt...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH WITH PATRIOTIC MOTIFS One tooth signed on edge E.A.G." Obverse depicts a standing Columb..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A BRITISH SAILOR Sailor stands on the deck of a ship, holding a Union Jack on pole in one hand, a...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

PAINTED WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts two interlocking vignettes, one of a woman and child carrying baskets while walking along the shore an...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING ENGLISH-AMERICAN AMITY Obverse depicts a British and an American man, both holding thei...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING THE BURNING OF MOSCO" Proscenium arches surround a scene of Napoleon on horseback leading his tro..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

WHALEBONE FOOD CHOPPER Shaped cylindrical handle with incised carvings. Handle attached to shaft with whalebone pins. Length 6.75...."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SAILOR-MADE BOX WITH WHALEBONE APPLIQUES Cherry box with exposed dovetails. Heart-, floral- and bird-form appliques on lid, and thre...

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Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

PANBONE BOX WITH POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DECORATION OF AN EAGLE Rectangular lidded box with dovetail construction, made from panbone se...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER Shaped wooden base with whalebone trim supports a central panbone panel flanked by scrimshaw whale's teeth, on...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE BATTLE ENGRAVER Obverse depicts an Anglo-American battle between two warships,...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

EXCEPTIONAL SCRIMSHAW WATCH HUTCH In the form of a two-story building with balconies. Made from ebony faced with pierced whalebone v...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

SCRIMSHAW JAGGING WHEEL WITH RETICULATED WHALE IVORY HANDLE Handle with three baleen spacers. Fluted openwork wheel pinned in a bird...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING FASHION PLATE LADIES Both teeth with finely rendered portraits of elaborately d...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH BRITISH PATRIOTIC IMAGERY ATTRIBUTED TO W. HILL Multiple patriotic images and vignettes cover the circu...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH PEWTER OVERLAY AND WHALEBONE INLAY Coconut shell bowl with pewter overlay in a concentric scroll pattern....

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PINPOINT EXECUTION Obverse depicts Lady Liberty resting her arm on an anchor and holding aloft an Ameri...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

PAIR OF WHALEBONE CANDLESTICKS Turned socles and stems. Rectangular feet with beveled edges. Heights approx. 5."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Scenes on both obverse and reverse signed lower right JC". Obverse depicts a sailor on a shoreline w..."

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Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00

PATRIOTIC POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a Liberty" banner above a spread-wing eagle clutching an "E Pluribus U..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,400.00

COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH WHALE IVORY MOUNTS Turned island wood handle with whale ivory terminal and bowl mount. Mount engraved H.I..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

RARE AND UNUSUAL SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Carved whalebone figure of Neptune mounted on an oval piece of whale vertebrae. Neptune...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF A MAN AND WOMAN Obverse with monochrome profile bust portrait of a man with sid...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BOX ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM HILL Sliding lid's central panel engraved with Neptune in his chariot and inlaid with...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY AND EBONY ROLLING PIN Turned whale ivory handles with incised red banding and inlaid mother-of-pearl disks at ends. Roll...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts two doves holding an olive branch at tip and a potted plant near base. At center, wrapping nearly ar...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

RELIEF-CARVED WALRUS IVORY PARROT FIGURE Height 3.5."

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Low Estimate$12,000.00
High Estimate$18,000.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY JAGGING WHEEL WITH SNAKE-FORM HANDLE Looped snake with delicately carved mouth, inset eyes and support for head....

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

HIPPOCAMPUS-FORM CARVED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Head supports a fluted wheel. Inset eye. Twisted tail with inset dots and sawtooth f...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Multiple vignettes around circumference of tooth, all with red and blue/green highlights. The upp...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Central panel depicts a flower blossom set on a stepped base with geometric designs. Central panel flanked...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

TWO SCRIMSHAW UTILITARIAN ITEMS 1) Carved whalebone stamp with clenched fist-form terminal, tiers of ogee carvings and two medial pi...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING THE CIRCUS PERFORMER ZAZEL" "Zazel", dressed in a low-cut gown, poses inside a barrel decorated a..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

DOUBLE-SIDED SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Obverse with scene a whaleship cutting in above an active whaling scene with at least three...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

WHALEBONE AND EBONY DOUBLE BLOCK With rope strap and metal eye and hook. Overall length 6.5."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED BUSK Obverse depicts a potted plant, a house, four hex signs, a large tree and two small trees. Im...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Red geometric bands separate two vignettes: a whaling scene and a patriotic spread-wing eagle. W...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH MOUNTED AS A SNUFF BOX Base mounted to a silver metal hinged box with applied stylized crest and engraved in...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH STAR AND HEART DESIGN HANDLE Flat-sided shaft with carved geometric designs, two pierced hearts and a...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK With whalebone eye. Length 3.5."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH FEATURING MOCK COMBAT SCENES Obverses both with monochromatic depictions of a man in trad...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SHELL AND SILVER INLAY AND STAR-SHAPED WHEEL Tapered elliptical handle with beveled edges and geometric...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING A SAILOR'S FAREWELL AND RETURN Both teeth with wonderfully detailed scenes that wrap aroun...

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Low Estimate$9,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH SERPENT-FORM HANDLE Serpent's body emanates from a curved square shaft with a deeply carved border, ste...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$9,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WHALING SCENE Depicts a stoved whaleboat near a pod of whales and a broadside view of...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH LYRE-FORM HANDLE Central elliptical section with stepped carvings between the lyre form at one end and...

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Low Estimate$20,000.00
High Estimate$30,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE NAVAL MONUMENT ENGRAVER Depicts a naval engagement between six American and Eng...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

WHALE IVORY NAUGHTY LEG" PIE CRIMPER WITH SCRIMSHAW DECORATION Boldly proportioned crimper in the form of a lady's leg and boot. Po..."

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Low Estimate$15,000.00
High Estimate$20,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH A finely engraved South Seas whaling scene of a whaleship and four whaleboats off a pair of small...

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER WITH EAGLE-FORM WHEEL MOUNT Square shaft with canted edges, a medial baleen or wood band, and stepped carvin...

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Low Estimate$60,000.00
High Estimate$80,000.00

EXTRAORDINARY CARVED, SCRIMSHAWED AND INLAID WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Whale ivory handle carved as a fist clenching a snake co...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN BUSK Depicts ten vignettes: a tree, a church flying a Union Jack from the tower, a garden gate, a geometric sunburs...

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Low Estimate$60,000.00
High Estimate$80,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH BY THE NAVAL MONUMENT ENGRAVER WITH ORIGINAL WHALING SCENE This is the only known tooth by the Na...

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

EXCEPTIONAL CAULKING MALLET In rosewood. Handle has whale ivory end with nickel band inscribed Ralph A. Loveland". Beautifully reli..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING LADY JUSTICE Half-length portrait of a seated Lady Justice in a long cape and a red bod...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A YOUNG LADY Depicts the young lady leaning out an arched window. Window framed with ge...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts four finely engraved vignettes separated by floral and foliate garlands. Vignettes inclu...

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Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

PAIR OF UNUSUAL WHALE'S TEETH WITH LACQUER DECORATION IN CHINESE MOTIFS Both teeth with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape tha...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Hefty pistol grip-style handle with two medial baleen bands. One end with a four-tine fork and simple wheel...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF A FRIGATE Obverse depicts a larboard portrait of a 44-gun American frigate under...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

DOUBLE-SIDED SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE PLAQUE Obverse depicts a whaling scene with a whaleship and four whaleboats in pursuit of a pod of...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

MINIATURE EMPIRE CHEST, PROBABLY WHALEMAN-MADE In walnut with inset whale ivory escutcheons and turned whale ivory drawer pulls. Two...

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Low Estimate$3,500.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SAILOR'S FAREWELL MOTIFS Obverse depicts a berry vine surrounding a sailor embracing his swe...

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Low Estimate$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

RARE AND UNUSUAL SCRIMSHAW PANBONE TUB Constructed from a scrimshaw base plate and multiples staves, two with heart-shaped handles,...

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A FRIGATE AND A FARMSTEAD Obverse depicts a stern-quarter view of a warship underway. Reverse depi...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

PAIR OF WHALE IVORY, BALEEN AND WHALEBONE KNITTING NEEDLES Tapered whalebone shafts with whale ivory acorn-form finials and baleen b...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

SIGNED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING HOPE AND PROSPERITY Scene of the symbolic figure of Hope seated on a wharf wraps around the...

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSK Depicts the H.M.S. Blenheim and two other ships anchored off cliffs known as the Downs in southern England, a...

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Low Estimate$18,000.00
High Estimate$25,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING THE WHALESHIP LINDSEYS OF SYDNEY One tooth depicts a starboard bow-quarter view...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SCRIMSHAW BALEEN PLAQUE In the shape of a lobed busk, though far too large to be used for that purpose. Signed and dated on reverse...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,400.00

WHALEBONE SCRIBE Retains its original nicely carved heart-shaped adjustment screw. Length 15. Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Company..."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS Both with an elaborate floral vine above four vignettes. One tusk depicts a puppy jumping on a child...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF A BRITISH SOLDIER AND SAILOR Both figures holding a flagpole flying a large Union Jack in...

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

WHALE-FORM SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE CRIBBAGE BOARD Engraved and pierced game board surrounded by an engraved whaling scene of a whaleship...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF W.J. FLORENCE Bust portrait identified below as W.J. Florence The Irish Comedian". Portrai..."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

WHALEBONE SNATCH BLOCK Retains old rope loop. Length 6.5. Includes metal stand. Provenance: The Fred Gardner Collection, Rafael Oso..."

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Low Estimate$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

SCRIMSHAW DITTY BOX Oval box with wooden top and bottom and baleen sides. Top with whale ivory, whalebone and contrasting wood inlay...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY SAILOR FIGURE Resembles the so-called Boston Men" figures carved from argillite. Sailor with a flat cap, beaked..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

TWO UTILITARIAN ITEMS WITH WHALEBONE COMPONENTS 1) Wooden scribe with whalebone adjustment screw. Engraved J.D" on stock. Hash mark..."

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a brig at sea flying a large British ensign with red field and Union Jack in cant...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

BALEEN BLUDGEON OR BLACKJACK" Double-ended bludgeon with shaft made from eight twisted strands of baleen bound at the ends with twi..."

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Low Estimate$2,500.00
High Estimate$3,500.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH ATTRIBUTED TO THE STAR ENGRAVER Both depict a stylized American flag above a spread-wing eagle with...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC VIGNETTES Obverse depicts a finely rendered spread-wing eagle grasping an E Pluribus Unum" b..."

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER COMMEMORATING THE H.M.S. FURY Constructed of two scrimshaw whale's teeth flanking an engraved whalebone tower,...

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

WHALE IVORY AND WOOD YARN WINDER Carved whale ivory yarn cup, supports, clamp and tightening screw. Clamp with diamond- and triangle...

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Low Estimate$5,000.00
High Estimate$7,000.00

RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE SCRIMSHAW CHURCH-FORM BOX Rectangular wooden box with sliding lid, whalebone trim, and whalebone and baleen...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

ENGRAVED POWDER HORN Carved bone cap at narrow end engraved with a foliate design. Horn with multiple engraved vignettes and a folia...

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Low Estimate$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

WOODEN SEWING BOX MOUNTED WITH A PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH Three-tier wooden box, probably commercially produced, with steeple...

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00

THREE WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS All with similar concentric incised banding. Lengths from 6.25 to 6.75"."

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Low Estimate$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

WOODEN SEWING BOX SURMOUNTED BY A DOUBLE SWIFT Two-tier box with wooden spikes at the corners, inlaid polychrome scrimshaw whalebone...

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

TWO WHALE IVORY LETTER OPENERS One with shell-form carving and the other with incised banding. Lengths 7.5 and 9.25"."

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Low Estimate$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

WOODEN SEWING BOX SURMOUNTED BY A DOUBLE SWIFT Mahogany chest-style box with two drawers and flattened ball feet. Top and front inla...

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