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Antique, Coconut Shell Water Dipper
Anonymous, Likely American
Maple, coconut shell and pewter - SOLD


Antique, Coconut Shell Water Dipper
Anonymous, Likely American
Maple, coconut shell and pewter, entire view

Sailors dipper featuring a beautifully turned handle continuing to tapering and incised
pewter ferule/mounting disk; thin shell with concentric bead and chamfered rim interior
having a glass-like smoothness and displaying a rich patina.
(Outstanding, fine condition; Length: 15.5")

SOLD

1079-17




Rare Whaleman’s Logbook Whale Stamp,
Circa 1850-60ish - SOLD


Rare Whaleman’s Logbook Whale Stamp, Circa 1850-60ish, entire view with stand

A relief carved wood stamp used to illustrate passages, identifying captures in
whalemen’s journals; very rarely encountered. The stamp rests within a custom display
stand. Ex West Sea Co. Nautical Antiques, San Diego, CA Nina Hellman Marine
Antiques, Nantucket, MA, private collection.
(Height on stand: 3.25"; stand base: 4.5" x 2.875"; Stamp: 2.5" x 1.1.25" x .75")

SOLD

1334-3




Sea Captain’s Scrimshaw-Inlaid Tabletop Slant-Lid Desk, Nova Scotia
Unknown Maker, Likely Second Quarter 19th Century SOLD

Sea Captain’s Scrimshaw-Inlaid Tabletop Slant-Lid Desk, Nova Scotia
Unknown Maker, Likely Second Quarter 19th Century 
Original Reddish-Brown Paint, entire view 1

The case with rectangular hinged lid featuring a leather vapor barrier affixed with brass
upholstery tacks…all within an applied molded edge, the interior fitted with a series of
seven valanced pigeonholes above three short-drawers, one with scrimshaw
escutcheon and original lock. The inside of the lid decoupaged with engravings
depicting “THE GREAT BATTLE OF WATERLOO,” “THE NEW LONDON BRIDGE AS
IT APPEARED AT THE OPENING BY HIS MAJESTY WILLIAM 4TH AUGT 1 1831,”
“THE CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES WILLIAM & ADELAIDE SEPT 8 1831,” a
battle scene and a painted roundel surrounded by a border of cut-out hearts, inlaid on
the front with a diamond escutcheon above a heart flanked by stars, over a molded
serpentine and scroll-shaped base. (A great looking desk in wonderful surface, minor
imperfections consistent with age and use; wear to a couple lobes, ending-out to one
foot; secondary cleat/shoe and both secondary or inner feet on right side are
replaced… NOT the actual foot and skirt. (Height:14.25"; width: 27.5"; depth: 19.75")

SOLD

879-115




Antique Toy Rowboat on Roller Skate Wheels,
Original Paint
Unknown Maker, Wheels Marked Union Hardware, Torrington, Connecticut
Possibly sailor made for a child at home… - SOLD


Antique Toy Rowboat on Roller Skate Wheels, Original Paint
Unknown Maker, Wheels Marked Union Hardware, Torrington, Connecticut
Possibly sailor made for a child at home…, entire view 1

A unique toy likely dating to circa 1890-1930; highly oxidized dark green paint;
competently constructed with stern enclosure, two seats, keel, and carved rudder.
Interestingly the starboard side is about-void of paint and displays a fabulously rich
patina. Perhaps the boat was in direct sunlight for many decades causing thinning and
eventual loss of paint…displays well. (Length: 31"; width: 5"; height: 6.75")

SOLD

1334-21




Sailor Made Macramé Work Basket in Mustard Paint
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1900
Wonderful mustard yellow paint, dry patina - SOLD


Sailor Made Macramé Work Basket in Mustard Paint
Unknown Maker, circa 1850-1900
Wonderful mustard yellow paint, dry patina, entire view 1

Made by a sailor during off hours while at sea,
often sold or bartered when in port.
(Height: 2.75"; diameter: 7.75")

SOLD

1355-2




Antique Picture Frame, Curly Maple and Walnut
American, 19th Century
Boldly striped, corner blocks, applied edge molding, great surface - SOLD


Antique Picture Frame, Curly Maple and Walnut
American, 19th Century
Boldly striped, corner blocks, applied edge molding, great surface, entire view

(OD: 19 1/8 by 15 5/8, sight: 16.5 by 12.75; currently a .25-inch rabbet, lots of room)

SOLD

290-37




Carved 19th Century Maple Busk - SOLD


Carved 19th Century Maple Busk, entire view

The busk is signed EH and has been incised with a myriad of symbols such as American flags, Masonic symbols, an early house, a fully rigged sailing ship etc.
Dimensions: 12.75-inches long by 1.75-inches wide.
Ex Thayer Collection

508-36 - SOLD




Shellwork, Sailors Valentine, Small Double
Barbados, Circa 1870 - SOLD


Antique Shellwork Sailors Valentine in Hinged Case, Barbados, Circa 1870, open view

(Very good condition, lid displays light scratches; easily rectified; 9 by 9 by 3”)

310-134 - SOLD




Sailor Knotwork Purses, Lot of Four Bags, Very Good Condition
Unknown Maker
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Sailor Knotwork Purses, Lot of Four, Late 19th Century, group view

(Averaging 12 by 7")

274-162 - SOLD




Sailors Shell Work Valentine, Double Octagon, Remember Me, Nine Inch
Probably Barbados
Circa 1850 to 1890
Contains scarce purple shells, five flowers and rare rams horn shells - SOLD


Antique Sailors Valentine, Shell Work, Circa 1850 to 1890, open view

The hinged octagonal case opens to double shell arrangements, one side centering a rosette, the other with motto. (Most bezel molding replaced, else fine and original; 9 by 9 by 2.75")

945-15 - SOLD




Ships Bell Rope, Sailors Knotwork, Red, White, Turquoise, and Black Paint
Anonymous
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Sailors Knotwork, Ship's Bell Rope, Painted, entire view

The ships bell was important, and a symbol of pride taken by her crew, this functional ornament is a successful effort of tapered form crafted by expert knotters. The rarely encountered piece features manrope, Turk's head, shroud, bend knots and more. Paint probably freshened during period of use.
(L: 17".)

274-145 - SOLD




Compass in Painted Box
Found in New York State
Circa 1840 - SOLD


Antique Compass, Painted Box, Hand Made, open entire view

The painted case with wire-hinged lid is in wonderful surface. This non-commercial effort features radial lines laid out by hand, with compass points cut from printed document and applied...the vane retains bluing. In excellent condition, measuring 1.5" H, 4" W and 3.5" D.

424-35 - SOLD




Carved Coconut Box on Base, Full Coverage Low Relief Animals, Eagle, Floral
Likely Sailor Scrimshaw, 19th Century, fine condition, great color and patina - SOLD


Antique Carved Coconut Box, On Base, Likely Sailor Made, 19th Century, entire view

(Height on stand: 6"; W: 5.75"; D: 4.5")

604-41 - SOLD




Antique Cow Horn Beaker, Drinking Cup, Tumbler, 18th or Very Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cow Horn Beaker/Dringing Cup, 18th Century, entire view

(H: 3.5”, diameter: 3”)

492-140 - SOLD


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