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Folk Art Whirligig, Whale, Man in Tin Hat Cranking Propeller
New England, Circa 1880 to 1890
Anonymous


Folk Art Whirligig, Whale, Man in Tin Hat Cranking Propeller
New England, Circa 1880 to 1890
Anonymous, entire view 1

Wood, tin and paint, tin can hat, carved, very good condition
A black man (probably a slave) standing atop the large sperm whale cranks the large
propeller shaft as the overseer appears to be raising a switch. The imagery may speak
to the system of oppression that evolved within the 19th century whale fishery. Whaling
ports were refuge for runaway slaves who sometimes enlisted on a whaling vessel to
avoid capture. The Nantucket and New Bedford whale fisheries (Naming just two ports)
employed large numbers of sailors of color after slavery was abolished; also, Cape
Verdeans and Azoreans that arrived on whaling ships from their home ports. An
unfortunate history to say the least!
Very good original condition call for
details. (Dimensions: 34.5” H by 52” W by 31” D.)

$13,950

608-24


Folk Art Whirligig, Whale, Man in Tin Hat Cranking Propeller
New England, Circa 1880 to 1890
Anonymous, entire view 2



19th C. Whirligig, Mustached Soldier Wearing Tails, Metal Epaulettes, Bicorn Hat
Anonymous
Date/Period: Circa 1860 - 1880


19th C. Whirligig, Mustached Soldier Wearing Tails, Metal Epaulettes, Bicorn Hat Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Height: 15.5"

Material: Pine, brass upholstery tacks, sheet iron, polychrome

Condition: Weathering, great patina, tiny bit of mustache loss, displays well

Additional Information: This gig with knife blade thin paddles displays traces of
original paint and a robust weathered patina. Of special interest are the sheet iron
epaulettes, carved shoes, and brass buttons. The gig comes with a small wall bracket
for display; we can have fabricated a display stand for flat surface.

$6,350.00

632-132


19th C. Whirligig, Mustached Soldier Wearing Tails, Metal Epaulettes, Bicorn Hat Anonymous, entire view 2

19th C. Whirligig, Mustached Soldier Wearing Tails, Metal Epaulettes, Bicorn Hat Anonymous, detail view

19th C. Whirligig, Mustached Soldier Wearing Tails, Metal Epaulettes, Bicorn Hat Anonymous, detail view 2



Nantucket Sailor Whirligig, Likely by Harry Hilbert, Dewy Boy, Happy Jack
Fine Original Condition Including Paint
Date/Period: Circa 1900


Nantucket Sailor Whirligig, Likely by Harry Hilbert, Dewy Boy, Happy Jack Fine Original Condition Including Paint, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 19.5"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: This example, an actual antique speaks to the shop traditions
of Harry Hilbert, detail of painted face and carved hat, turned arms and paddles…front
and back waist hem of middy blouse, leg and pants style, and the sheet metal bracket
joining legs.

$2,400.00

1210-46


Nantucket Sailor Whirligig, Likely by Harry Hilbert, Dewy Boy, Happy Jack Fine Original Condition Including Paint, entire view 2

Nantucket Sailor Whirligig, Likely by Harry Hilbert, Dewy Boy, Happy Jack Fine Original Condition Including Paint, detail view

Nantucket Sailor Whirligig, Likely by Harry Hilbert, Dewy Boy, Happy Jack Fine Original Condition Including Paint, entire view 3



Whirligigs, Pair of Goateed Men,
Tin & Wood Hat, Original Paint, Dry Patina
Discovered on Cape Cod, Circa 1890-1910
Anonymous


Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, angle views

A pair of lanky sculptural compositions, each positioned with slight bend to knees,
defined hips and buttocks. These brothers sold with custom fabricated tapered display
risers. Ex Giampietro, AAAWT, Private collection. Both figures remain in original
condition; one figure missing hat, all else fine. (Dimensions: each 31.5” overall height)

$6,900

608-9

Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, red figure entire view
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure entire view
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, red figure detail
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure detail
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure detail
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure detail
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure detail
Antique Whirligigs, Pair of Figures, Paint Decorated, green figure detail



Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, Original Condition and Surface History
American, 19th Century


Antique Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, American, 19th Century, left angle view

(Overall H: 25.25")

$3,200

1111-21


Antique Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, American, 19th Century, front view
Antique Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, American, 19th Century, right angle view
Antique Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, American, 19th Century, with ruler for scale
Antique Whirligig, Man with Tin Hat, American, 19th Century, head detail



Whirligig, Folk Art,
Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history


Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, entire view 1

The important elements of this fragment are complete including ears made of rubber.
This gent wears blue coat and pants, red shoes…blue eyes and painted eyebrows.
(Height: 12.5")


Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, entire view 2

Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, entire view 3

Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, entire view 4

Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, entire view 5

Whirligig, Folk Art, Original Painted Surface History
Anonymous, circa 1900
Pine and oak…very nice surface history, head view

$1,275.00

710-62





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