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Half Hull, Ship Builders Model, Almost 7-Feet
Date/Period: Circa 1860


Half Hull, Ship Builders Model, Almost 7-Feet, entire view

Measurement: 83" x 12.5" x 9"

Material: Laminated mixed woods

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Laminate construction; mounted on original backboard.
Purportedly a brig built at a North River shipyard.

$5,800.00

1345-12




Wick Ahrens Carved & Painted Finback Whale Plaque,
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ahrens, a renown whale sculptor had a gallery in Vermont
(Born: 1944, died: 2016)
Date/Period: 1991 - SOLD


Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, entire view

Additional Information: Naturalistically modelled, inset glass eye, signed, and dated…
Wick Ahrens carved whales for 50-years. The respected sculptor was inspired by and
studied under Clark Voorhees, continuing his education at the Vesper George School of
Art in Boston and the San Francisco School of Art. The artist’s work is found across the
country in Aiken, South Carolina, Newport, Rhode Island, Los Angeles and Berkeley,
California as well as in the collections of the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental
Education in San Mateo, CA, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Nantucket
Historical Association. Ahrens produced only a few pieces each year. Completely
original yet authentic interpretations of various species result. His work is represented in
NMNA America bank, in other private collections at Newport RI, Aiken SC, Pt. Reyes
CA, Berkeley and Los Angeles, as well as public museums and galleries. He is a
member of the Copley Society of Boston, and the Society of Animal Artists.

Exhibits:
Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo CA
Maui Art Exposition, Maui HI
Mystic Maritime Museum, Mystic CT
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester VT

SOLD

478-13


Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, back view

Schoenhut Milk Wagon, Alderney Dairy, Original Paint & Milk Case, 6 Bottles Schoenhut wagons were offered in their 1929 catalog…, back detail



Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford
Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford
Date/Period: 19th Century, Likely Late 1860s


Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, entire view

Measurement: The box: 5" x 8" x 7.5"

Material: Brass, wood, paper

Condition: Generally good, commensurate with age and use; typical shrinkage crack to
rim of bowl, original green, and red paint; Masonic compass and square in
black. One hanging cleat missing.

Additional Information: Compass from the Larboard whaleboat of the Whaleship
Robert Edwards of New Bedford. A rare example of an American whaleboat compass
with early painted LB for Larboard boat on chamfered sliding lid; Masonic compass and
square painted of the front of compass box. On the underside of wooden lid is a pencil
written legend stating “Ship Robert Edwards” with several numbers follow which appear
to report barrels of sperm oil taken. There is also a signature at the bottom. This
nautical dry-card compass within a turned wooden bowl gimbal mounted in a wooden
slide lid box.
The Robert Edwards had a long and varied history. Being built in New York in 1817,
and continued in service for much, or possible all, of its career as a New Bedford
Whaler until burned by its crew several hundred miles off Rio Janeiro [sic]. The
Whalemen’s Shipping List first reports on September 13th, 1870 that the Robert
Edwards was burned at sea on July 24th, and the crew rescued by the Mary Rico of
Baltimore. On October 25th, 1870, the same reported the Robert Edwards was set on
fire by 4 of her crew who were taken into custody in Rio to be sent to the United States.
One of the perpetrators, John Jansen, jumped overboard and disappeared while the
rest of the crew fought the blaze. On March 14th of 1871 it was reported that three
remaining seamen had been to trial with one being found guilty, and the jury was unable
to agree on the other 2 defendants. The penalty for the offence is death!
Charles R. Sherman, (flourished 1865-1905) dealer in nautical, mathematical, and
optical instruments, charts, nautical books, patent logs, stationery, &c., no. 49 North
Water Street, New Bedford Charles Sherman was active as an instrument maker in
New Bedford from 1849-1865 thereafter adding ‘& Co’.

$2,265.00

879-144


Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, entire view 2

Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, entire view 3

Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, entire view 4

Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, detail view

Compass from the Robert Edwards Whaleboat of New Bedford Gimbled Dry Card Ship Compass, C.R. Sherman & Co., New Bedford, detail view 2



Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co.
Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s
See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale
Date/Period: 1900-1950


Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 23.25"; height: 5.25"; depth: 3.25"

Material: Hardwood, paint

Condition: Fine and original

Additional Information: The Boston Artistic Carving Company was established in the
1890’s and is mostly known for their eagle plaques. This fully dimensional sculpture
painted in black enamel is quite realistic. The carving is sold with a walnut display stand
which is likely original.

$1,700.00

879-134


Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 2

Carving, Sperm Whale, Attributed to Boston Artistic Carving Co. Boston Artistic Carving Ceased Operation in the late 1950’s See Catalog, page 8, number F-12 Whale, entire view 3



Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene
Incised: W. Carter
Date/Period: Circa 1780-1830


Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, entire view

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.

$535.00

473-48


Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, entire view 2

Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, detail view 1

Scrimshaw Horn Ware Cup, Engraved Horse Drawn Carriage Scene Incised: W. Carter, detail view 2



Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine
Date/Period: Circa 1830-1880


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view

Measurement: 9.5" x 2.25" x .5"

Material: Birch, pewter, and iron

Condition: Excellent, great patina

Additional Information: Fishermen generally had their own mackerel plows which
were of varied designs…this pierced example of scrolled design and large comfortable
open handle is inlayed with pewter ad retains its filed iron blade. Used by New England
fisherman aboard mackerel schooners to slice the fish.

$450.00

171-171


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 2

Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 3



Blown Glass Fishing Floats, Pair Found in Gloucester Many Years Ago
Date/Period: 19th Century


Blown Glass Fishing Floats, Pair Found in Gloucester Many Years Ago, entire view 1

Measurement: Diameter: 5”

Material: Free blown glass, light aqua

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: These Closed balls were used to float fishing nets, also used
for covers on pitches, bowls, and store jars, thinner walled balls were produced for
packing, they were placed upon vases as a support for the rims during shipment. This
pair with granny note was bought perhaps 75years ago in Gloucester…the jelly label
states that: “they were old then”.

$285.00

879-147


Blown Glass Fishing Floats, Pair Found in Gloucester Many Years Ago, entire view 2



Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint
1900-1925ish


Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint, entire view 1

Length:32.5"; height: 28.5"; width: 5.5"

Wood, paint, linen sails

A competently constructed pond boat having weighted full
keel. Yellow, green, and red paint is original and displays a good patina; mast, jib boom,
and main boom are varnished. Very good condition with minor sail and rigging
imperfections commensurate with age and use.

$585.00

492-227


Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint, entire view 2



Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque,
Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark
Voorhees distinguished tradition


Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, entire view

The artist’s mark and C. Voorhees stamped on the reverse.
(Original untouched surface; length: 19”)


Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, signature detail 1

Clark Voorhees, Finback Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, signature 2

$3,125.00

1335-4




Antique Fireplace Bellows, Whaling Ship
American, 19th Century


Antique Fireplace Bellows, Whaling Ship 
American, 19th Century, entire view

Carved turtle-back bellows featuring hand painted ship flying American flag within rope
border against a painted ground. The handle displays a whaling harpoon and rope.
Original brass nozzle, leather, and brass upholstery tacks. Typical imperfections to
leather; screw added to back facilitating closure; displays well. (18" x 7.5" x 3")

$645.00

1310-54





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