Eldred's - Auctioneers, Appraisers

The Marine Sale

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: 567
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$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

CARVED WALRUS IVORY CRIBBAGE BOARD IN THE FORM OF A SPERM WHALE Inlaid baleen diamonds at each side of game track. Articulated jaw a...

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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$4,000.00
High Estimate$6,000.00

WOODEN SEWING BOX SURMOUNTED BY A DOUBLE SWIFT ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN JAMES ARCHER Two-tier box with wooden spikes at the corners, in...

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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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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

PAIR OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE BECKETS Wrapped in twine with intermittent coils of braided twine. Rope axles with turk's-head knots. Co...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

PAIR OF ROPEWORK BECKETS Two differing patterns of ropework separated by braided rope coils. Axles with turk's-head knots. Lengths 7...

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

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH MEDITATION" AND "THE SHIPWRECK'D TAR" ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES CHAPMAN TINKER Both signed "J.C.T. Sculp"..."

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

HADLEY QUADRANT ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM WILLIAMS OF MARBLEHEAD AND BOSTON Includes wedge-shaped wooden case inscribed Schr Goodwin";..."

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

JOHN CARTER MARINE CHRONOMETER Metal face marked John Carter, Maker to the Royal Navy, Cornhill, London." Numbered 688. Roman numer..."

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

GROVES & BARKER POCKET SUNDIAL AND THERMOMETER Includes domed circular leather case. Carved ivory sundial with glass dome, paper dia...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

J.G. KLINGER POCKET GLOBE Includes cylindrical box with colored lithograph Die Erde. The Earth." affixed to top. Globe marked "The..."

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

CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 18th Century, Whaling scene of, Watercolor on paper, 15 x 20" sight. Framed 22" x 27"."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

ENGLISH WOOLWORK PICTURE OF A THREE-MASTED SHIP Ship flying a long red and white St. George's pennant from the central mast and a re...

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

SCHOOL OF WILLIAM STUBBS, America, Late 19th Century, Two-masted schooner at sea., Oil on canvas, 24 x 36". Framed 31" x 43"."

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

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19th Century, A ship under sail off Dover., Oil on canvas, 20 x 30". Framed 27" x 37"."

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$800.00

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19th Century, The brig Sophia"., Oil on canvas, 24.5" x 34". Framed 30" x 39.5"."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

ATTRIBUTED TO ARISTIDIUS DE CLERCK, Belgium, 1841-1899, A barque off a lighthouse., Gouache, 22.75 x 32.5". Framed 26" x 36.25"."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

JULIUS GREGERSEN, Germany, 1860-1953, Brigg Jlmatar frain Njstad [?] Kptn. D.F. Palmos.", Oil on board, 18.25" x 25.5". Framed 20.5..."

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

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

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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$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$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 archi...

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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 grasps a grooved shaft in i...

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

WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN PIE CRIMPER Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a lady's leg and boot, with a central baleen band. Elabo...

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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 wheel. Some pearling. Lengt...

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

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Pistol grip handle constructed from five pieces of whale ivory separated by four shell bands. Handle termina...

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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$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$2,000.00
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$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$18,000.00
High Estimate$25,000.00

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

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

SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSK WITH CARVED EAGLE'S HEAD AND ENGRAVED DECORATION, ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL W. TENNEY Tenney is also known as the ..."

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Low Estimate$50,000.00
High Estimate$100,000.00

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WALRUS TUSKS BY N.S. FINNEY Both engraved with multiple derivative vignettes of women, mostly nudes, and signed on...

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

SAILOR'S VALENTINE MOUNTED AS A SIDE TABLE Octagonal valentine composed of multicolored shells in floral and star design. Conforming...

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

COPPER FOUR-MASTED SHIP WEATHER VANE Complete with finders and wrought iron base. Overall height 76.5. Length approx. 44"."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

COMMEMORATIVE FILIPINO NEEDLEWORK American flags flank a spread-wing eagle perched on an anchor and grasping an olive branch in its...

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

WOOLWORK PICTURE OF THE H.M.S. PHAETON. 1865 OFF BERMUDA" Portrait of the ship in stormy seas within an oval cartouche framed by dr..."

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

WROUGHT IRON TOGGLE HARPOON Stamped on toggle PB & Son". Length 34.5"."

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Low Estimate$900.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

BRITISH SCHOOL, Late 19th Century, Portrait of a four-masted British ship flying numerous flags and pennants., Oil on canvas, 24 x..."

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

TWO-DRAW DAY/NIGHT TELESCOPE Brass tube wrapped in sailor's braided ropework. Partial inscription for Osborne, London. Length extend...

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

WHALE IVORY AND NARWHAL TUSK CANE Whale ivory knob handle, thin contrasting collar and narwhal tusk shaft. Atypically, the narwhal t...

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

NARWHAL TUSK AND WHALE IVORY CANE Modified L"-shaped whale ivory handle. Narwhal tusk shaft with its natural spiral form. Length 35"."

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

CARVED WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a turk's-head knot. Octagonal whale ivory collar with...

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

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

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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$3,500.00
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$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$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$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

DOUBLE-ENDED BLUDGEON With exotic wood shaft and weighted knobs covered with twinework. Leather strap threaded through one knob. Len...

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Low Estimate$6,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PATRIOTIC IMAGERY Reverse depicts a spread-wing eagle with an “E Pluribus Unum” banner and A...

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

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCESS FEODORA One with a half-length portrait of Queen Victoria and...

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

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH DEPICTING SAILING VESSELS Both vessels flying colored flags and pennants and are surround...

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

COCONUT SHELL DIPPER WITH CARVED AND INLAID WHALEBONE HANDLE Architectural fluted handle with rectangular mother-of-pearl inlay. Hor...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

TWO PIECES OF MINIATURE WHALEBONE FURNITURE A shield-back chair and a reticulated lift-top sewing table. Chair's crest rail with dee...

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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$2,000.00
High Estimate$3,000.00

FINE WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY DOUBLE SWIFT Whalebone shaft with turned and incised whale ivory yarn cup, collars, adjustment knob a...

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

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE, WHALE IVORY AND BALEEN DOUBLE SWIFT WITH ORIGINAL BOX Turned whale ivory yarn cup...

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

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE DOUBLE SWIFT Yarn holder cup at top. Upper portion of shaft with baleen bands. Extensively turned collar a...

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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 and staves. Height 23.75...."

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

CANE WITH WHALE IVORY HANDLE CARVED AS A CLENCHED FIST HOLDING A SNAKE Whale ivory throat with ebony spacers. Tapered cocobolo shaft...

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

CANE WITH CARVED WHALE IVORY MONKEY'S-FIST HANDLE Ebony spacers between the neck and throat. Tapered cocobolo shaft. Length 38.25."

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

CANE WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAY Whale ivory knob handle. Silver collar engraved with owner's name. Upper third of tapered cocobolo s...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

INLAID MAHOGANY CANE Turned whale ivory button handle. Mahogany shaft. Octagonal upper half with mother-of-pearl and contrasting woo...

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

CANE WITH CARVED WHALE IVORY MONKEY'S-FIST HANDLE Neck in alternating bands of lignum vitae and whale ivory. Tapered mahogany shaft...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

LIGNUM VITAE AND HORN WALKING STICK Tapered shaft made up of 60 segments of varying materials including baleen, horn and lignum vita...

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

WHALEBONE AND LIGNUM VITAE CANE L"-shaped whale ivory and lignum vitae handle. Tapered whalebone shaft with 18 alternating bands of..."

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

WHALEBONE CANE WITH FRITZ"-STYLE ARCHED WHALE IVORY HANDLE Handle with lignum vitae spacers. Tapered whalebone shaft, with 12 alter..."

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

WHALE IVORY, LIGNUM VITAE AND WHALEBONE CANE L"-shaped whale ivory handle. Tapered whalebone shaft, with four alternating bands of..."

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

WHALEBONE CANE WITH WHALE IVORY CROOK HANDLE Tapered whalebone shaft, with alternating bands of baleen, ebony and whale ivory at nec...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE IVORY AND HORN CANE Octagonal whale ivory handle with shell inlay at top, and carved staggered horizontal lines and inlaid bal...

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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$3,000.00
High Estimate$4,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A YOUNG LADY The lady leans out an arched window framed with geometric and floral borde...

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

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a woman, a child and a sheep in a garden outside a stately home flying a large pe...

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH SHIP PORTRAIT Labeled N * B" above a banner and a portrait of a three-masted ship at sea, flying assor..."

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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$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

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

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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$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$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$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$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$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$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK With whalebone eye. Length 3.5."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

DARTING HARPOON ON POLE With a wrought iron Temple-style toggle harpoon. Unmarked. Length 97.5."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WROUGHT IRON BLUBBER SPADE Stamped on blade T.E.". Retains portion of its original wooden pole. Overall length 55.75"."

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

LOG BOOK OF THE WHALESHIP HANNIBAL OF SAG HARBOUR Titled Log Book of Ship Hannibal of Sag Harbour John Canning Master October 17 AD..."

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

EBEN PIERCE BRASS AND IRON HARPOON GUN Stamped Patented E. Pierce 82". Bomb harpoon dart in barrel. Gun length 37.5". Barrel length..."

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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$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

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$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$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 swag pattern. 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$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$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CHILD'S-SIZE WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Teardrop-shaped handle with stepped carvings and a pierced diamond. Fluted whalebone wheel. Len...

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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$1,800.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

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

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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$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

CANE WITH WHALE IVORY TURK'S-HEAD KNOT HANDLE Wooden shaft with bands of whale ivory near handle. Metal ferrule. Length 35."

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

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Flattened cylindrical whale ivory handle with relief-carved star at top and rope carving at sides. St...

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

LADY'S CANE WITH CLENCHED FIST HANDLE Whale ivory handle carved in the form of a clenched fist. Collar comprised of island wood band...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE IVORY AND EXOTIC WOOD CANE L"-shaped handle comprised of whale ivory and exotic wood bands. Metal collar. Striated exotic woo..."

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE IVORY, MAHOGANY AND WHALEBONE CANE Whale ivory knob handle. Mahogany collar with small inlaid whale ivory dots. Hefty whalebon...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE WITH EBONY INLAY Whale ivory knob handle with inlaid ebony disk at top. Octagonal throat with ebony b...

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

CHILD'S CANE Whale ivory knob handle with incised and stepped carvings. Whalebone shaft with incised and stepped carving separating...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

INLAID WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE CANE Band of ebony pique inlay at base of bulbous whale ivory handle and top of tapered whalebone s..

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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. Engraved decoration on one side of a dog hol...

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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$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$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$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$700.00
High Estimate$800.00

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH A FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN Woman stands with her right arm outstretched as she pulls up the hem...

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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$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$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

TWO BOTTLES OF SPERM WHALE OIL One bottle molded Sperm Sewing Machine Oil" and retains traces of paper label for Wm. F. Nye. Other..."

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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$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$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

SOFT-PASTE PITCHER WITH MARITIME TRANSFER DECORATION Obverse depicts Bidston Light House & Signals" and reverse depicts a three-mas..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

THREE PIECES OF MARITIME-THEMED BUFFALO POTTERY 1) Souvenir of The Whaling City New Bedford Mass" pitcher with blue transfer decora..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

CASED CHARLES TABER & CO. OCTANT Ebony frame with brass fittings and ivory degree scale. Ivory label marked C. Taber & Co New Bedfo..."

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Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

LEMUEL D. ELDRED, Massachusetts, 1848-1921, Whaleships being refitted., Etching, 14 x 23" sight. Framed 28.25" x 36.25"."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

COPPER MASTHEAD LIGHT With Meteorite label and Fresnel lens. Height 22.5. Width 14". Depth 11"."

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

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH PORTRAITS OF THREE-MASTED SHIPS Obverse depicts a three-masted ship at sea, flying a long re...

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

LARGE SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A FAR EASTERN HARBOR A detailed view of an exotic harbor, with boats in the foreground and a...

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Full-length portrait of a man wielding a sword in his right hand, possibly a pirate king or a Mid...

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

PAIR OF SPERM WHALE TEETH PERTAINING TO MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS One tooth depicts Mary with her husband Lord Darnley, who was later mur...

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH WITH MOURNING SCENES Obverse with an oval cartouche depicting “The Tragical Death of the husband of Alexandr...

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

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING HOUSES Both obverse and reverse with views of houses. The obverse depicts a very modest...

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

RELIEF-CARVED SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH DEPICTING A POLAR SCENE Depicts penguins, seals and distant jagged peaks. Length 6.25”.

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

SCRIMSHAW DOUBLE-SIDED BALEEN BUSK Obverse depicts a town scene with houses, church, trees and an obelisk memorial. Reverse depicts...

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

SCRIMSHAW WHALEBONE BUSK Depicts an active whaling scene with four ships, five whaleboats and several whales. Scene is flanked on th...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$800.00

* HEXAGONAL WALNUT AND WHALEBONE BOX Lift top with brass bail handle and whalebone panels with contemporary engravings of whaling an...

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WHALEBONE FID AND A CARVED WOODEN SEAM RUBBER Fid with three incised lines at top. Length 7.5. Seam rubber with faceted terminal, r..."

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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$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

CARVED WALRUS IVORY PARROT FIGURE Height 3.5."

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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$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$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$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$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

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

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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$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00

FOUR ROPEWORK BLUDGEONS In varied forms. One with carved whalebone handle. Lengths from 14.5 to 16.5"."

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$350.00

EXCEPTIONAL ROSEWOOD CAULKING MALLET Handle with whale ivory terminal and a nickel band inscribed Ralph A. Loveland". Beautifully r..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

RARE SEA CAPTAIN'S DAGGER Belonged to Benjamin Crowninshield, master of the yacht Cleopatra's Barge of Salem, Massachusetts. Carved...

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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$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

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$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$1,500.00
High Estimate$2,500.00

WHALE IVORY PUZZLE BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A WHALESHIP HULL With large bowsprit and carved billethead. The top panel swings to the left,...

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

WHALE IVORY DOUBLE BLOCK Length 2.5. Provenance: Sotheby's Americana Auction, June 17, 1998, Lot #709. From the Folk Art & American..."

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

PANBONE BASKET Flared sides comprised of crisscrossed staves. Staves affixed to whalebone rim and wooden base plate with metal pins....

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Low Estimate$250.00
High Estimate$400.00

CARVED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Curved whale ivory handle with multiple geometric carvings. Fluted whale ivory wheel. Deep rich patin...

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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 a red field and a Union Jack in...

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

DOUBLE SAILOR'S VALENTINE Composed of multicolored shells. Left side with a heart. Right side with Forget Me Not". Octagonal hinged..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

BUFFALO POTTERY SOUVENIR PITCHER OF NEW BEDFORD INTEREST Sepia transfer decoration of Sperm Whaling; 'The Capture'." on one side an..."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$700.00

TWO NYE SPERM WHALE OIL BOTTLES Retain original labels showing whaling scenes. Completely full and capped with original corks. Heigh...

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$400.00

TWO BOTTLES OF SPERM WHALE OIL Together with a glass oil lamp. One bottle molded Sperm Sewing Machine Oil". Other retains partial p..."

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Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00

WHALEBOAT MODEL ON DAVITS Complete with implements. Height 7.25. Length 15". Width approx. 6"."

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Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,200.00

CASED MODEL OF THE WHALESHIP CHARLES W. MORGAN Case height 27.5. Length 33.75". Width 12.75"."

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

NANTUCKET-MADE WROUGHT IRON ARCTIC DOUBLE FLUE HARPOON Stamped GS" for blacksmith George Swain, Jr. (1791-1880). Swain was an ex-wh..."

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Low Estimate$700.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

RARE WOODEN DECK WATER CASK FROM THE WHALESHIP WANDERER Includes canvas tag inscribed Deck Drinking Water Bucket from the Whaler Wa..."

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

WHALESHIP AGENT'S WOODEN DOCUMENT BOX FROM THE WHALESHIP OMEGA Ship Omega." in mustard yellow lettering on a brown grain-painted gr..."

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

WHALESHIP AGENT'S WOODEN DOCUMENT BOX FROM THE SHARON Ship Sharon." in mustard yellow lettering on the original red grain-painted g..."

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

PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF A WHALING VOYAGE OF THE SHIP RODMAN Titled on first page Journal of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean..."

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

WHALING JOURNAL OF THE BARK PIONEER OF NEW BEDFORD Titled on first page of entries A Journal kept onboard the Bark Pioneer of New B..."

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

WHALING JOURNAL OF THE SHIP ASIA OF HAVRE Titled on first page of entries A Journal kept onboard the Ship Asia of Havre during a wh..."

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

CAROLINE THURBER, Massachusetts/Washington, D.C./Ohio/France, 1864-1950, Cutting In The Whale -- From the Log Book of the Charles P..."

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

FABULOUS TRAVEL JOURNAL OF MILO CALKIN, WHO SERVED ABOARD A NANTUCKET WHALESHIP Inscribed on first page To his esteemed, and valued..."

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

WHALING LOG BOOK OF THE SHIP TELEGRAPH OF SAG HARBOR John Egbert Howell, master. Inscribed on inside front cover John Egbert Howell..."

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

WHALING JOURNAL OF EDWARD S. TUCKER OF THE BARQUE MARCELLA OF NEW BEDFORD Covers a whaling voyage in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans...

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

JOHN BERTONCINI, England, 1872-1947, Whaling vessels in the ice, Herschel Island., Oil on canvas, 18 x 31". Framed 23" x 37"."

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

JOHN BERTONCINI, England, 1872-1947, Herschel Island, 1893-1894"., Oil on canvas, 22" x 33". Framed 27" x 38"."

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Low Estimate$500.00
High Estimate$1,000.00

TWO HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS OF WHALING INTEREST One titled A whale female and the Windlass whereby the Whales are Brought on shore"..."

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Low Estimate$300.00
High Estimate$500.00

1855 VOLUME OF CHARTS, INCLUDING AN EARLY WHALE CHART Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind And Current Charts,...

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

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK LOVE TOKEN" OR SEWING BOX Exterior straw-work in a parquetry pattern, with a paterae, garland..."

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Low Estimate$600.00
High Estimate$900.00

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR STRAW WORK WRITING BOX Exterior with floral and geometric design. Compartmented interior holds two ink bo...

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

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED BONE SPINNING JENNY Mechanized model; turning the handle activates the spinning wheel and windmill...

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

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED BONE SPINNING JENNY Mechanized model; turning the handle activates the spinning wheel and moves th...

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

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR CARVED BONE GAME CASKET Triangular sliding cover with watercolor full-length portraits of men and women u...

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