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Fall Americana Auction

Scrimshaw in Fall Americana Auction

November 16 - November 18, 2017

Total Items Found: 66
Sold For$600.00(hammer price)$720.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY LETTER OPENER Reticulated blade and handle. Length 10. Provenance: Richard A. Bourne Company. The Kobacker Collection."

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Sold For$1,300.00(hammer price)$1,560.00(price including buyer's premium)

UNUSUAL CARVED WALRUS IVORY PIPE Bowl in the form of a bearded man's face, with rope carving around rim. Two-piece turned stem. Leng...

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Sold For$500.00(hammer price)$600.00(price including buyer's premium)

PAIR OF WHALEBONE AND WHALE IVORY KNITTING NEEDLES Ends carved in the form of a lady's boot. Varied island wood bandings below boots...

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Sold For$1,700.00(hammer price)$2,040.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALEBONE DOUBLE BLOCK Length 4. Width 2.5". Depth 1.5". Provenance: Barbara Johnson Collection. The Kobacker Collection."

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Sold For$16,000.00(hammer price)$19,200.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE CERES A ARTISAN, WILLIAM A. GILPIN Depicts a sailor standing on an elaborate carpet while...

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Sold For$950.00(hammer price)$1,140.00(price including buyer's premium)

PAIR OF SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH Each with a full-length portrait of a girl leaning against a pedestal. Both portraits are nicely pro...

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Sold For$1,400.00(hammer price)$1,680.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Multiple pinpoint figural portraits cover almost the entire tooth. Obverse depicts a bust portrait of a woma...

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Sold For$25,000.00(hammer price)$30,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

PAIR OF POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TEETH Obverse of one tooth with two scenes. Top scene depicts a seated Liberty with an American...

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Sold For$35,000.00(hammer price)$42,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO N.S. FINNEY Incredibly detailed work on both sides of tooth. Obverse depicts a coas...

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Sold For$6,500.00(hammer price)$7,800.00(price including buyer's premium)

LARGE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a large American fort off the bow of a three-masted two-deck warship. Rever...

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Sold For$2,700.00(hammer price)$3,240.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a large American flag above a ship's hull above a fenced flower garden. The flag...

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Sold For$30,000.00(hammer price)$36,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

RARE AND IMPORTANT DOUBLE-SIDED SCRIMSHAW PANBONE PLAQUE Obverse depicts an active whaling scene with nine whales, four whaleboats a...

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Sold For$300.00(hammer price)$360.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALEMAN-MADE PICTURE FRAME Rectangular ebony frame inset with whale ivory. Oval aperture with ivory liner and ebony surround. 3.75..."

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Sold For$25,000.00(hammer price)$30,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

EXCEPTIONAL WHALE IVORY AND BONE PIE CRIMPER Two clenched fists at top grasp an attached hanging loop. Openwork upper portion of han...

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Sold For$4,750.00(hammer price)$5,700.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Upper portion of handle with clenched fist above stepped carvings. Central openwork portion with four column...

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Sold For$5,000.00(hammer price)$6,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Elongated oval handle simulates the form of a ship's block, with thin baleen banding at ends and thicker bal...

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Sold For$32,500.00(hammer price)$39,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

EXTRAORDINARILY DETAILED RETICULATED WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Carved hanging loop is hinged; depressing it extends a three-tined crim...

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Sold For$500.00(hammer price)$600.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Serrated venting implement at end of handle opposite openwork crimping wheel. Handle with stepped and reeded...

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Sold For$150.00(hammer price)$180.00(price including buyer's premium)

EARLY NANTUCKET WHALEBONE PIE CRIMPER With turned handle and fluted wheel. Rich, deep patina. Length 7.75. The Kobacker Collection."

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Sold For$3,000.00(hammer price)$3,600.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Handle in the form of a lady's leg wearing a boot. Hinged loop at top of leg. Geometric openwork wheel mount...

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Sold For$17,000.00(hammer price)$20,400.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER Handle in the form of an outstretched hand holding a shaft. Carved cuff with baleen dots at wrist. Wheel mou...

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Sold For$10,000.00(hammer price)$12,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

ENGRAVED WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts Dame chinoise", a Chinese woman in traditional dress. Reverse depicts "Cathedrale De Dunkeld..."

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Sold For$1,200.00(hammer price)$1,440.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a mother, father and young child in a landscape. Child with halo and wings. Reverse depicts...

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Sold For$3,500.00(hammer price)$4,200.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT ENGRAVER Obverse depicts three sailing warships engaged in bat...

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Sold For$1,100.00(hammer price)$1,320.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a side-view bust portrait of a woman identified as Sarah" in a wreath of thistle below p..."

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Sold For$8,000.00(hammer price)$9,600.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Engraved Ship Pactolus of Fairhaven Caught. This Whale. Lat 5 S Long 106 W April. 4th 1837 Made 70 BBLs." O..."

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Sold For$14,000.00(hammer price)$16,800.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with full-length portrait of a woman holding a watering can to water flowers in her garde...

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Sold For$7,000.00(hammer price)$8,400.00(price including buyer's premium)

IMPORTANT AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a bust portrait of American rear admiral Charles Stewart in dress uniform...

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Sold For$32,500.00(hammer price)$39,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

PATRIOTIC POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a three-masted sailing ship flying a large American flag off her stern. Above t...

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Sold For$3,000.00(hammer price)$3,600.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Two coastline scenes wrap around the circumference of the tooth. Upper scene depicts an American...

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Sold For$19,000.00(hammer price)$22,800.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts from top to bottom a star within a circle; a banner with Manuel Francisco"; a sm..."

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Sold For$11,000.00(hammer price)$13,200.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE BANK NOTE ENGRAVER Obverse depicts two whaleboats, three whales and two whalesh...

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Sold For$4,750.00(hammer price)$5,700.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO THE BANK NOTE ENGRAVER Obverse with a portrait of a woman and her daughter encircled by a foli...

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Sold For$21,000.00(hammer price)$25,200.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts an American flagged ship entering a port, with a fort off her bow. Off the port s...

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Sold For$7,000.00(hammer price)$8,400.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE DOUBLE SWIFT KNOWN AS THE TEACUP SWIFT" Yarn cup, clamp, adjustment knobs, etc. with red scrimshaw decora..."

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Sold For$700.00(hammer price)$840.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALE IVORY THREAD WINDER Carved and molded cylinder-form clamp. Length 10.5.The Kobacker Collection."

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Sold For$35,000.00(hammer price)$42,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE HILIOTT Obverse depicts a Hawaiian woman (Wahinee") wearing a grass skirt s..."

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Sold For$3,250.00(hammer price)$3,900.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a whaling scene with a stoved boat, a whale and sailors at tip, two whaleboats at center, an...

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Sold For$3,250.00(hammer price)$3,900.00(price including buyer's premium)

PAIR OF RELIEF-CARVED WHALE'S TEETH One tooth depicts a British sailor standing near an anchor and holding a British flag in his lef...

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Sold For$2,100.00(hammer price)$2,520.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a mother, father and three children under a garland of flowers, with a bird perched at th...

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Sold For$20,000.00(hammer price)$24,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

LARGE POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse with a full-length portrait of a Victorian woman holding a basket of flowers in her...

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Sold For$22,000.00(hammer price)$26,400.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse titled Monghyer Hyndoostan" depicts a river scene with numerous vessels and a village shoreline. Re..."

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Sold For$375.00(hammer price)$450.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Pinpoint design of a flowering plant over a rosette enclosing initials E.B". Length 5.5".The Kobacker Colle..."

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Sold For$600.00(hammer price)$720.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts two bust portraits of women. Reverse depicts three acrobats and a nude figure of...

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Sold For$16,000.00(hammer price)$19,200.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse titled The Sailor Boy" depicts a young boy holding on to the rigging of a ship while looking out to..."

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Sold For$5,000.00(hammer price)$6,000.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a hot air balloon with an elongated ship-form basket. Four figures are in the basket and two additio...

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Sold For$2,700.00(hammer price)$3,240.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a couple in formal dress -- the man is wearing a top hat and holding a cane and the woman is...

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Sold For$4,250.00(hammer price)$5,100.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts an American flag and a spread-wing eagle perched upon a Federal shield. Reverse d...

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Sold For$8,000.00(hammer price)$9,600.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a whaleship at upper left and an active whaling scene in the foreground with appr...

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Sold For$400.00(hammer price)$480.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a horse-drawn carriage in front of a castle flanked by multiple trees and foliate...

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Sold For$3,000.00(hammer price)$3,600.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Multiple landscape vignettes wrap around circumference, interspersed with images of a ship, an American flag...

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Sold For$2,400.00(hammer price)$2,880.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a standing military officer holding his hat. His sword is at his side and a tent...

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Sold For$1,500.00(hammer price)$1,800.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH With very deep patina. Obverse depicts from tip to base an eagle with shield, a three-masted sailing ship fl...

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Sold For$190.00(hammer price)$228.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Bust portraits of Mark Twain and Liberty and images of a pistol and a flowering plant wrap around the circum...

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Sold For$250.00(hammer price)$300.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Portraits of multiple figures wrap around circumference. Length 5."

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Sold For$500.00(hammer price)$600.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a perched eagle. Reverse depicts a standing Liberty leaning against a column. Arched border...

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Sold For$275.00(hammer price)$330.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a three-masted sailing vessel. Reverse depicts a coastal scene with lighthouse and sailing v...

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Sold For$425.00(hammer price)$510.00(price including buyer's premium)

* ENGRAVED WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts a whale hunt. Signed R. Spring" on reverse. Length 5.75". *May only be purchased by a Massachusett..."

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Sold For$250.00(hammer price)$300.00(price including buyer's premium)

COAT RACK WITH WHALE IVORY PEGS 19th Century whale ivory pegs and whalebone hanging rings mounted to a later walnut backboard. Backb...

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Sold For$600.00(hammer price)$720.00(price including buyer's premium)

POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Obverse depicts a bearded man in a black waistcoat holding a bouquet of flowers. Reverse with flo...

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Sold For$170.00(hammer price)$204.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH With an interior scene of a woman playing a harp. Length 5.25. Provenance: Elisabeth T. Babcock Collection,..."

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Sold For$600.00(hammer price)$720.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH Depicts an eagle with shield as well as flags, swords, star and foliate designs. Length 5."

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Sold For$1,100.00(hammer price)$1,320.00(price including buyer's premium)

WHALEMAN-CARVED WHALE IVORY CROCHET HOOK Beautifully carved finial in the form of a hand holding a red flower blossom. Shaft with ge...

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Sold For$550.00(hammer price)$660.00(price including buyer's premium)

SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH With oval half-length portrait of a lady in a gown with a heart-shaped bodice. Length 4.75. Provenance: Des..."

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Sold For$325.00(hammer price)$390.00(price including buyer's premium)

TURNED WHALEBONE MUDDLER Nicely turned and with good patina. Length 6.5."

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Sold For$300.00(hammer price)$360.00(price including buyer's premium)

ENGRAVED SWORDFISH BILL Titled San Francisco to San Diego 1843". Depicts numerous California landmarks with captions underneath. Ac..."

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Total Items Found: 66
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