Eldred's - Auctioneers, Appraisers

The Marine Sale

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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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: 567
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$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$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$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$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$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$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$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$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

FINE WHALEBONE CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A CLENCHED FIST Handle and faceted collar carved from a single piece of whale...

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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$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$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$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$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$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$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with portrait of a bark flying a house flag with star. Reverse with portrait of a paddlew...

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

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

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE LOCKET ENGRAVER Obverse depicts a characteristic Locket Engraver portrait of a dark-haired...

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

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW PANBONE SECTION ATTRIBUTED TO THE PANBONE ENGRAVER Depicts exceedingly well rendered and finely detailed portra...

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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$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$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY VINCENT GERRODETTE Obverse depicts two conjoined vignettes: two hearts pierce...

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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$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$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 flag in her l...

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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$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

BRASS MODEL OF A 24-POUND LONG GUN Based on plans for cannons used on the U.S.S. Constitution. Wooden carriage with wooden wheels an...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

BRASS MODEL OF A CARRONADE Based on plans for cannons used on the U.S.S. Constitution. Wooden carriage with brass wheels and copper...

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00

SMALL BINNACLE Wood case with brass carrying handle at top, a glass-paned slanted lid, and a brass lantern at side. Contains an unma...

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Low Estimate$150.00
High Estimate$200.00

LIGNUM VITAE DEADEYE Mounted as a table lamp on a sheave base salvaged from the whaleship Wanderer. The lamp was assembled by Bill S...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SILVER PLATED PRESENTATION SPEAKING TRUMPET Inscribed Presented By A Friend To Captain Josh. A. Bailey". Bailey was purportedly cap..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

SINGLE-DRAW TELESCOPE BY NEGUS Brass tube with canvas wrap. Engraved Negus New York". Purportedly belonged to a whaling captain. Le..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

LARGE COLLECTION OF RICHARD A. BOURNE COMPANY AUCTION CATALOGS Approx. 57 catalogs dating from October 16, 1965 through February 13,...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

SET OF BARBARA JOHNSON WHALING COLLECTION AUCTION CATALOGS Catalogs from Parts I, II, III and IV of the Sotheby's auctions held in N...

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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$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$3,000.00
High Estimate$5,000.00

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

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

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE SWIFT ON AN OCTAGONAL WOODEN BASE Swift with turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment knobs and screw, whal...

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

WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY SWIFT WITH COIN SILVER ACCENTS Turned whale ivory yarn cup, adjustment knob and clamp, all with coin silve...

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Low Estimate$1,400.00
High Estimate$1,800.00

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF THE WHALESHIP GEORGE & ALBERT OF LE HAVRE Broadside larboard portrait of the whaler, depicted flying a W" ho..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WHALESHIPS WANDERER AND PROGRESS Photo of the Wanderer is a rare view of the ship run aground, not seen in Albert...

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Low Estimate$150.00
High Estimate$250.00

ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE RACE, United Kingdom, 1872-1957, Portrait of the ship Craigmore of Glasgow,, Overall diameter 12."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

SET OF FOUR HAND-COLORED WHALE SCENE ENGRAVINGS Published by Edward Orme, Bond Street, London, 1813. Each depict a different stage o...

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

MOUNTED BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODEL OF A FULL-RIGGED SHIP, POSSIBLY A WHALESHIP Hardwood laminated hull with eleven lifts and applied...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

MOUNTED BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODEL OF A SCHOONER Hardwood laminated hull with five lifts and applied bowsprit and skeg. Pine backboar...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WALNUT SEA CHEST WITH PAINTED LID Dovetail construction. Rope handles attached to beckets. Interior of lid depicts the Cutty Sark wi...

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Low Estimate$1,800.00
High Estimate$2,200.00

WROUGHT IRON DOUBLE FLUE HARPOON Marked JB Morse" for maker and "WW", probably for ship William Wirt. Length 34". Provenance: Morga..."

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

WROUGHT IRON SINGLE FLUE HARPOON Marked D & A" for Ezra Dyer and Nathan Adams, who worked at 3 Hazard's Wharf in New Bedford. Also..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

WROUGHT IRON TOGGLE HARPOON Marked JB" for James Barton, who worked on City Wharf in New Bedford from 1852/1856 until 1882, then on..."

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

WROUGHT IRON TEMPLE TOGGLE DARTING GUN Marked Macy". Also punch marked "BK KN", probably for the bark Kathleen, and "LB" for larboa..."

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WROUGHT IRON TEMPLE TOGGLE DARTING GUN HARPOON Marked D & D" for maker Dean and Driggs. Also marked "HCR", probably for ship Herald..."

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

WROUGHT IRON LANCE WITH EARLY STYLE HEAD May have been used for sea elephants, although this size lance was also used in whaling. Le...

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

WROUGHT IRON TOGGLE HARPOON Marked JD" for maker James Durfee. Also marked "B Java" for the ship Java and "...." for bow boat. Leng..."

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$400.00

DIAMOND POINT HARPOON HEAD Marked J. Tinkham" for a Fairhaven, Massachusetts shipsmith. Length 9.5". Provenance: Michael Vienneau,..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

IRON SWORDFISH DART Spring-activated dart patented by Frank Gilbert Hinsdale, number 1344693, issued June 29, 1920. Marked on shaft...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

THREE WHALING IRON SHEATHS All canvas-covered wood and retaining lengths of rope. Lengths 7.75, 8.5" and 9". The Collection of Paul..."

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Low Estimate$100.00
High Estimate$200.00

WHALEBOAT OARLOCK Believed to come from the whaleship Wanderer. Oarlock is padded with rope to muffle sound. Length 8.25. Provenanc..."

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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$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

RARE SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH ANTI-SLAVERY IMAGERY Obverse, sourced from the frontispiece of Abel Bowen's The Naval Monument, de...

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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$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$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$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. Shaft with deeply carved border...

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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$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$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$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$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$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$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$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$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

WHALEBONE JIG TACKLE DOUBLE BLOCK With canvas-covered rope strap and bronze thimble and hook. Overall length 5.75. Provenance: Fran..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CARVED WOODEN SEAM RUBBER Terminal carved as a turk's-head knot and shaft with twist carving. One side of blade with RY" flanking a..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER One side of blade engraved with a ship and boat, contained within a rectangle with quarter moons at...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER Flat handle and blade engraved on both sides. One side with an urn and a flowering plant. The other...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SEAM RUBBER ENGRAVED WITH OWNER'S NAME Engraved T. Watts" on blade. Faceted polyhedral terminal. Incised lines on shaft blade and s..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER With flattened ball final and relief-carved spearpoint on blade. Length 4.5. Provenance: Tiller Antiques, Nan..."

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

UNUSUAL INLAID WHALEBONE FID Pique baleen inlay in geometric patterns cover nearly the length of the tapered shaft. Length 13. Prov..."

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

WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST BODKIN Terminal carved as a right hand clenching a stick or a scroll, with a ruffled and faceted shirtslee...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WHALE IVORY BODKIN Terminal carved as a turk's-head knot. Tapered shaft with incised rings flanking a band of geometric shell inlay....

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

THREE WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE BODKINS 1) In whale ivory. Turned shaft with incised red lines. Length 4.75. 2) In whalebone. Scrol..."

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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

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE CRIBBAGE BOARD IN THE FORM OF A WHALE Engraved and pierced game board surrounded by an engraved whaling scene of...

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

PAIR OF WHALE IVORY JIG TACKLE BLOCKS One a double block and the other a triple. Both with brass strapping and lengths of rope. Leng...

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

CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FIGURE OF THE LITTLE NAVIGATOR Easily the finest example to come on the market in decades, extremely well-...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CAST IRON UMBRELLA STAND IN THE FORM OF ADMIRAL NELSON Standing Admiral Nelson surrounded by a column, anchor, two griffin-style fig...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

EIGHT-SPOKE WOODEN SHIP'S WHEEL Cast iron hub with brass cap. Diameter 55. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, Massachusetts. The..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WOODEN SNATCH BLOCK Together with a wooden belaying pin purchased from Morgan Levine, who claimed it came from the whaleship Sunbeam...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WOODEN THREE-MASTED SHIP WEATHER VANE Made by Kenneth Lynch of Wilton, Connecticut, and rigged by a retired seaman. Painted hull and...

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

WHALESHIP FIGUREHEAD Beautifully carved in the form of the bust of a woman supported on blue scrolls. Woman with elaborately curled...

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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 multiple staves, two with heart-shaped handles, b...

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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$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$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

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

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

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH EAGLE AND WHALING IMAGES Obverse depicts a spread-wing eagle clutching olive branches and ar...

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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$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$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING AN ACTRESS AND MAZEPPA Obverse depicts the famous actress Mdm. Celine Celeste in her fa...

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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 depict...

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

FINE ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE Central round cartouche contains a portrait of a ship under sail in wavy seas, flying a red pennant fr...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE H.M.S. AGINCOURT" Central round cartouche contains a portrait of the ship flying the Royal Navy ens..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH SHIP Ship portrait contained within an oval cartouche with decorative border and tassel. Ship...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$700.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE H.M.S. EMERALD" Ship flying a long white pennant from the central mast and a Royal Navy ensign off..."

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

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A BRITISH SHIP OFF THE COAST Ship flying a long pennant from the central mast and a British red ensign o...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE Central oval cartouche contains a portrait of a ship flying a long red pennant from the central mast and a...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE H.M.S. HERO" Ship flying a long red pennant, British ensigns and many other flags and burgees. Fine..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE H.M.S. HERO" Ship flying multiple British ensigns and has smoke emanating from the stack. Ship iden..."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THREE VESSELS Two three-masted ships, both flying a long red pennant from the central mast, and a smalle...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A SHIP IN ROUGH SEAS Waves crash against the hull of a ship flying a Royal Navy ensign off the stern, an...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A SHIP Ship flying a Norwegian flag off the stern and other flags and pennants from the masts and riggin...

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

CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A SAILOR'S HEAD Sailor wearing a wide-brimmed hat and shirt collar. Engraved hair, eyebrows a...

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

CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A FIST CLENCHING A SNAKE Snake with inlaid eyes and engraved scales wraps around the hand and...

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

CANE WITH EXTENSIVE INLAY AND WHALE IVORY CLENCHED FIST HANDLE Handle carved as a clenched right fist, with triangular mother-of-pea...

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

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE WITH TURK'S-HEAD KNOT DESIGNS Whale ivory handle with turk's-head knot on a cylindrical stem with she...

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

CHILD'S CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HAMMER-FORM HANDLE Handle, a fine replica of a hammer, is affixed to an elongated collar comprised of...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SHARK VERTEBRAE POINTER Ebony faceted knob handle. Baleen spacers and ferrule. Length 23. The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

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

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED COQUILLE SHIP-FORM SNUFF BOX Hinged lid with relief-carved half-length portrait of Admiral Lord Ne...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

SAILOR'S WATCH HOLDER Made to hang above the sailor's bunk. Circular hardwood holder, probably walnut, carved with a compass rose at...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WILLIAM GILKERSON, Wisconsin/Nova Scotia, 1936-2015, Collection of portfolios, prints and posters.

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Low Estimate$200.00
High Estimate$300.00

TWO SILVER BOSUN'S WHISTLES One with Chinese dragon decoration. Other with engraved crosshatch design. Lengths 5.5 and 3.75". The C..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

TWO BLUDGEONS 1) Double-ended with twisted baleen shaft and weighted knobs covered with twinework. Length 11.5. 2) With canvas loop..."

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Low Estimate$350.00
High Estimate$500.00

TWO SHEATHED SAILOR'S KNIVES Both knives with ebony handles. One sheath is leather and the other is sailor's ropework. Tip is broken...

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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$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY SEAM RUBBER IN THE FORM OF A WHALE Considerable pearling throughout. Length 4.25."

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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$25,000.00
High Estimate$35,000.00

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

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Low Estimate$12,000.00
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$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,000.00

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

CANE WITH CARVED WALRUS IVORY HANDLE Handle carved in the form of a polar bear bent over at the waist. Bear with inset wooden eyes....

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

EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED WHALEMAN-MADE CANE Whale ivory knob handle with delicate relief floral and foliate carving surrounding a vacant...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Central panel depicts a flower blossom set on a stepped base. Panel flanked by verses in script lettering:...

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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$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$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

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

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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$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

* NARWHAL TUSK Length 82.5. * Per Federal Regulation, this item may only be purchased by a Massachusetts resident and will not be s..."

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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$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$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$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$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$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 a panoramic whaling scene of a wh...

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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$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$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$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$1,000.00

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

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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

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$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING A SOLDIER AND HIS LADY ON HORSEBACK One tooth depicts a soldier wearing a plume...

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A WOMAN Half-length portrait of a topless woman arranging her long hair. Above the portrait is a b...

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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$10,000.00
High Estimate$15,000.00

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH, KNOWN AS THE LIGHTNING TEETH" Two teeth from the same jaw but not a symmetrical pair. T..."

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

MOUNTED BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODEL OF A MOTOR LAUNCH Hardwood model with eight lifts. Complete with skeg, shaft mount and rudder. Wal...

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

MOUNTED BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODEL OF A SLOOP Hardwood model with keel. Brass plaque affixed to pine backboard engraved Designed and..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

MOUNTED BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODEL OF A SAILING VESSEL Hardwood model with five lifts. Pine backboard 7 x 25". The Collection of Sam..."

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

MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE THREE-VOLUME SET ILLUSTRATED BY ROCKWELL KENT By Herman Melville (Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930). Wood en...

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

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE By Herman Melville (N.Y.: Harper & Brothers / London: Richard Bentley, 1851). 635...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

BOOK SUSAN'S TEETH AND MUCH ABOUT SCRIMSHAW By Everett U. Crosby (Nantucket, Mass.: Tetaukimmo Press, 1955). Large O. Boards with re...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

BOUND SET OF THE BARBARA JOHNSON WHALING COLLECTION AUCTION CATALOGS Catalogs from Parts I, II, III and IV of the Sotheby's auctions...

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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$5,000.00
High Estimate$8,000.00

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR POLYCHROME STRAW WORK CABINET CONTAINING A MINIATURE BONE SHIP MODEL Cabinet with carved bone finials, fe...

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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$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$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$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$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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