Additional Information: Turned and carved slightly arched hardwood handle featuring
a tapered-octagonal-finial having a pivoting elongated “D” ring hanger. The handle is
attached to the hollowed coconut shell via a heart-shape flange having analogues
Cutlery Tray, Nautical, Six Star Inlays
Anonymous, 19th Century
Maple and pine
The pierced arched handle over canted case with arched ends; slightly projecting base featuring conforming scratch-bead. (Height: 6.25"; width: 11.25"; depth: 5.5")
Whalebone Seam Rubber, Scrimshaw, Sail Maker’s Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Length: 5.25"
Additional Information: Handle with faceted terminal, elliptical shaft, wedge shaped
blade; initialed in cursive script.
Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene
Incised: W. Carter Date/Period: Circa 1780-1830
Measurement: Height: 3.75"
Material: Cow horn
Condition: Losses to rim
Additional Information: Tapered cylindrical cup. Panoramic scene depicting four
horses pulling coach; seated are the driver and a woman with standing man blowing
trumpet at the rear, also twin chimney dwelling and a tree lined road.
Nautical Pin Cushion, Scrimshawed Bovine Hoof Horn Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: 5" x 2" x 2.5"
Material: Hoof wall, brushed cotton, sawdust and ink
Condition: Good to very good, minor small wear to fabric in one area
Additional Information: Scrimshawed decoration displaying a three masted ship flying
British colors surmounted with olive boughs.
Lot Of 28 Whalebone Dominoes
Although dominoes are mentioned in whaling journals, they are rarely found as scrimshaw...
Circa 1850 - SOLD
This group demonstrates great age as evidenced by then primitive fashioning, tool marks and spacing of drilled number holes. The red and black pigment used to fill holes is long gone. Probably made shipboard by a sailor during leisure time- playing cards was an important and enjoyable pastime aboard ship. Each piece measures 1 3/16 by .5 by 3/8-inches.
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