Scrimshaw, Whaling Scene, Portraits, Panoply of Arms, Urn of Flowers, Harpoons and Flags, Walrus Tusk, Finely Rendered
Late 19th or Early 20th Century - SOLD
643-2 - SOLD
Whalebone Scrimshaw Carved
Needle Holder...in shape of pistol
With threaded barrel for long sail-maker's sewing needles.
A nearly identical example is published on page 116 of Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders-Whalers and Whalemen by Norm Flayderman. The tip of hammer-thumb-piece is missing with all else fine. (Length: 8-inches.)
Elaborate Sailor Rope-Work
First-Half 20th century
Rope macrame frame, seven rows ending in oval mat around oil painting of ship under full sail with trees in foreground, beneath painting is a macrame lover's knot, four strips of macrame from each corner to the mat have painted macrame rosettes mounted on them and there is a similar rosette at the top of the frame, mounted onto a wooden backing covered with heavy canvas. (24.5-inches x 21-inches overall.)
A Fine Swift
Whale Bone and Whale Ivory Mounts
This 19th century example is beautifully crafted of mahogany and ebony; all pieces including the outstanding barrel clamp mount are beautifully turned. The bone and ivory shaft collars and shaft clamp are also turned and carved. Overall length: 28.25-inches.
Compass in Painted Box
Found in New York State
The painted case with wire-hinged lid is in wonderful surface. This non-commercial effort features radial lines laid out by hand, with compass points cut from printed document and applied...the vane retains bluing. In excellent condition, measuring 1.5-inches high, 4-inches wide and 3.5-inches deep.
Ex Paul and Margaret Weld Collection
Green, blue, black and red decoration against chrome yellow; the turned dish finial with molded decoration painted red, yellow and green.
Dimensions: 22.5-inches high, 23-inch diameter.
Carved Crochet Hook
Dimensions: 7.25-inches long.