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Title: Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina
Date/Period: 1800-1830 - SOLD


Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina, entire view 1

Measurement: 4.75”

Material: Ivory, walrus tusk

Condition: Fine, good color

Additional Information: Hook-shaped carved ivory walrus  pendant worn by high
ranking men or women as an emblem of status.This Niho Palaoa was colored by the maker by placing it over sugar cane stalks on an open fire which was common. Walruses are not native to Hawai'i, of course…however their tusks were imported in great quantities by visiting Europeans to trade with Hawaiians from the time of Captain Cook in 1778 through the early 1800's

SOLD

1245-22


Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina, entire view 2

Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina, entire view 3



Title: Antique Model Ship in Bottle Presentation, The William Metcalf of Liverpool
Date/Period: 1918


Antique Model Ship in Bottle Presentation, The William Metcalf of Liverpool, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 5": width: 9"; depth: 3.25"

Material: Wood, glass bottle, thread, pony beads, paper and polychrome

Condition: Excellent, a few of the yardarms are tipped, else fine

Additional Information: Ship in a bottle, named “William Metcalf”. Rarely are ship’s in
a bottle dated, but this one is with the following inscription written on paper within the
bottle. “Four masted barque William Metcalf of Liverpool presented to him by father
September 8, 1918, hoping he will long sail the sea of prosperity.”


The aqua bottle features a star carved polychromed plug and remains on its original
stand. The fully rigged barque, “William Metcalfe” is displayed within a very active
detailed scene including a pilot boat, two sailboats (bow and stern), and a lighthouse.

$1,565.00

1334-34


Antique Model Ship in Bottle Presentation, The William Metcalf of Liverpool, entire view 2

Antique Model Ship in Bottle Presentation, The William Metcalf of Liverpool, entire view 3

Antique Model Ship in Bottle Presentation, The William Metcalf of Liverpool, detail view



Title: 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



Title: Sailor Ropework, Knotwork, Bucket Handle, Large Monkey Fist Knot
Date/Period: 19th Century


Sailor Ropework, Knotwork, Bucket Handle, Large Monkey Fist Knot, entire view

Measurement: Rope length, knot-to-knot: 13.5", staves, 12” x 3.5”

Additional Information: Sailor bucket rope work. Amazing rope work attached to
original wooden bucket staves with large monkey fist knots. The circumference of rope
where piercing stave is wrapped in leather, the seam is stitched. Behind the monkey fist
is a large leather washer with sawtooth edge.

$385.00

1334-42


Sailor Ropework, Knotwork, Bucket Handle, Large Monkey Fist Knot, detail view 1

Sailor Ropework, Knotwork, Bucket Handle, Large Monkey Fist Knot, detail view 2

Sailor Ropework, Knotwork, Bucket Handle, Large Monkey Fist Knot, detail view 3



Title: Sail Makers Seam Rubber with Turks Knot Ornament
Date/Period: 19th Century


Sail Makers Seam Rubber with Turks Knot Ornament, entire view 1

Measurement: 4.5" x 1" x 1.75" (tool only)

Material: Lignum Vitae and tared marlin

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Seam rubbers were part of a sail maker’s tool bag. They were used to smooth and
flatten the seams of heavy canvas sailcloth, where two pieces were joined, or the edges
were hemmed before they were sewn. This one is made from lignum vitae and features
a wonderful Turk’s knot made of coated or tarred marlin on a turned handle. Scratch
carved initialed “JW” are found on the edge. [Includes custom wood/metal stand]

$945.00

1334-30


Sail Makers Seam Rubber with Turks Knot Ornament, 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



Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop
or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow
cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford


Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, entire view

The Smithsonian owns one of these, they suggest that it may be a trade sign; boot
scraper or sign make more sense than does a doorstop considering screw piercing on
base. (Length: 22.5"; height: 5.5"; width: 2")

The words “BAKER NEW BEDFORD.” appear on the back of this cast-iron sperm
whale, which has two mounting lugs on the bottom for fastening to a flat surface. These
features suggest that it was a shop sign for one of the many stores in New Bedford,
Massachusetts that provided items to whalers needed for their dirty and dangerous
business. In the 1878 New Bedford city directory, the only person listed with the
surname Baker was Ansol Baker, a machinist. New Bedford was the largest American
whaling port in the industry, which flourished until the Civil War and lasted into the early
20th century.
[National Museum of American History]


Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, angle view

Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, back view

Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, back detail

$5,600.00

1334-72




Antique Paddlewheel Boat Model, Marine Folk Art
Anonymous, circa 1910-1925
Original painted surface, mermaid figurehead, carved wheel covers


Antique Paddlewheel Boat Model, Marine Folk Art
Anonymous, circa 1910-1925
Original painted surface, mermaid figurehead, carved wheel covers, entire view 1

This really needs to be seen to appreciate the detail including glass windows (no losses
and some with a purple hue), two paddle wheels (one has a wooden piece missing that
we can have restored). At one time the boat was powered by a steam engine that was
accessed by the removeable top. Just a few other features are the wheelhouse,
lifeboats, benches, and interior stairways in the interior; the folky, oversized carved
mermaid figurehead. The carved paddlewheel covers feature a hunter and his dog (and
paddle) in a canoe. Minor imperfections displays beautifully.
(Length: 87"; width: 21"; height: 46")


Antique Paddlewheel Boat Model, Marine Folk Art
Anonymous, circa 1910-1925
Original painted surface, mermaid figurehead, carved wheel covers, entire view 2

Antique Paddlewheel Boat Model, Marine Folk Art
Anonymous, circa 1910-1925
Original painted surface, mermaid figurehead, carved wheel covers, detail view

$4,200.00

1334-31




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




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, back view

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 detail 2

$2,850.00

1210-13




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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