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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 tusk  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: Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form
Date/Period: Circa 1812-1820


Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, entire view

Measurement: 41" x 15.5"

Material: Mahogany, parcel gilt, reverse painting on glass

Condition: Good, water damage to eglomise as depicted, tiny loss to gilded flag canton
at 9-o’clock. Two small sections of backboard are missing from top section.

Additional Information: A most unusual, early Sheraton example. The lower frame is
surmounted by a reeded and dental molded top section flanked by a pair of carved and
gilt dolphins. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s portrait is within a most magnificent
wreath; at the bottom is a panoply of arms interwoven with ribbon banner reading, “WE
HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS”. Perry is flanked by two pair of
American flags above which is a spreading eagle clutching a ribbon. The vignette is
festooned by a wreath.

$3,800.00

232-388


Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, detail view 2

Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, detail view 3

Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, back view



Title: Fid with Sailor Knotwork, A Working Ropework & Rigging Tool
Date/Period: 19th Century


Fid with Sailor Knotwork, A Working Ropework & Rigging Tool, entire view

Measurement: Length: 9.5"

Material: Butternut

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: A large, tapered pin continuing to belted-turning and
compressed ball pommel centering braided Turk’s head knot featuring twisted two-ply
green cord ornament. The Turk’s head incorporates a hanging loop.

$495.00

1334-61




Title: Carved Bamboo Whistle, Sailor’s Turk Head Knot, Bosun Whistle
Date/Period: 1850-1920?


Carved Bamboo Whistle, Sailor’s Turk Head Knot, Bosun Whistle, entire view

Measurement: Length: 5"

Material: Bamboo, natural fiber two-ply cord

Condition: Fine, dark patina, scatter spatters of gray paint, displays well

$275.00

1334-62




Title: Cosh, Sap, Blackjack, Petty Officer’s Cosh, Bosun’s Persuader
Double Knob, Needle Hitched
Date/Period: 19th Century


Cosh, Sap, Blackjack, Petty Officer’s Cosh, Bosun’s Persuader Double Knob, Needle Hitched, entire view

Measurement: Length: 12.5"

Material: Wood, lead; appears to be flax or hemp twine

Condition: Very good save for a very few scattered losses of wrap

Additional Information: Nicely made, and extremely rare; a good example of a deadly
weapon in trained hands; lead weight covered in finely woven twine.

$325.00

1334-63




Title: Receipt, 28 Gallons of Winter Whale Oil for Bristol County House of Correction
Bought of W.A. Robinson & Co., New Bedford, Mass. & Providence, R.I.
Date/Period: November 16, 1865


Receipt, 28 Gallons of Winter Whale Oil for Bristol County House of Correction Bought of W.A. Robinson & Co., New Bedford, Mass. & Providence, R.I., entire view 1

Measurement: 7.75" x 5.25"

Material: Ink on paper, two cent stamp

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Includes a print of “Capturing a Sperm Whale”
measuring 8.5 by 14-inches.

$185.00

1334-47


Receipt, 28 Gallons of Winter Whale Oil for Bristol County House of Correction Bought of W.A. Robinson & Co., New Bedford, Mass. & Providence, R.I., entire view 2



Title: Spermaceti Case Bailer or Tryworks Bailer,
Exceedingly Rare
Date/Period: 19th century - SOLD


Spermaceti Case Bailer or Tryworks Bailer, Exceedingly Rare, entire view

Measurement: Length: 53.5"; bucket: diameter: 10"; height: 9"

Material: Sheet iron, wrought iron and ash

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: A very desirable whaleship implement; sheet iron pail with
wrought iron attachment, original turned ash handle. This artifact purportedly discovered
on Nantucket. This bucket was used for bailing the spermaceti oil from the cavity of the
sperm whale's head while it was still in the water [also for trywork oil recovery]. The part
of the head that held the best oil is called the "case." The process of getting the oil out
was known as "bailing the case". The head was turned nose down and a man was
lowered from the ship, with the bucket to remove the oil.

SOLD

1334-37


Spermaceti Case Bailer or Tryworks Bailer, Exceedingly Rare, entire view 2

Spermaceti Case Bailer or Tryworks Bailer, Exceedingly Rare, entire view 3

Spermaceti Case Bailer or Tryworks Bailer, Exceedingly Rare, detail view



Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Eagle, Shields, Flags, and Anchor
Circa 1810 to 1830
Unknown Maker
Silk floss on brushed cotton, printed cotton back


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, entire view

(Overall good condition consistent with age; 7.5 by 4")

$1,455

232-286


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, with ruler for scale



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