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
Competently crafted interpretation including the display stand crafted of a 19th century
British candlestick base, a clever threaded cap with tapered pivot pin that the sub sits on.
On 18 November, instruction as to how the surrender of U-Boats would take place
was issued. The German submarines were to gather off the coast of Harwich. The
flotillas were to be accompanied by transports, so that the crews could be ferried back
to Germany after their war craft had been handed over. The submarines would then be
led to Harwich by a force of British destroyers and cruisers.
Recently a vicious storm exposed UB122.
(Sub is 4.5” long; 1.5” high by 1” in depth; height on stand: approximately 4.75”)
This beautiful example is right, skillfully made, soft weatherworn edges and honest
patina. Included is a wonderful base retrofitted from sewing machine. Thin traces of
indecipherable letting appear on one side when examined at the right angle. The piece
displays well. (Height on stand: 18.25"; height: 6.75"; length: 29.5")
Displayed at lower left of the molded plank is a painted shield surmounted with anchor and centered by fancy scrolling; it reads: BUILT BY CURRIER AND TOWNSEND - LAUNCED OCTOBER 6, 1853 - CAPTAIN SAMUEL SAMUELS. [Samuels (1823-1908) was a famous packet-ship master. The full-rigged Dreadnought was built for Samuels, she was known for speed, her consistency of performance.]
As depicted, in old paint with dry patina; accurately rigged and displayed in cradle. In generally excellent condition; bowsprit has been pinned at the prow and the rudder may be replaced with all else fine. (Height: 19.5 inches; length: 19 inches; width: 3 inches.)
A Carved wooden polychrome painted ship under full sail featuring painted background; retaining original molded frame. The back identified maker and painter! Overall excellent condition; dry surface; 29.5 by 16.5 by 3")
The vessel was charted by the US Navy in 1863; she was engaged as towboat and dispatch boat by the Navy providing services to blockade squadrons.
While clearing the main channel of Mobile Bay, she was struck by a Confederate torpedo and sunk.
As depicted...under full sail displaying all appointments and activity while surrounded by tugs, pilot and other boats; also featuring lighthouse, perhaps Sand Island or Mum's lighthouse. This work, cased in pine with molded frame remains in excellent condition. (Height: 24 inches; width: 39 inches; depth: 9 inches.)
Carved and painted hull, the vessel is identified on bow and stern as B.F. Butler - Lowell, Mass; fully rigged; marquetry, life boats and so much more.
She is cradled within a platform having inset panels within molded frames, each with painted landscape or waterscape; superb original paint.
The model remains in an excellent state of preservation with limited and minor rigging separations; other very minor imperfections.
Butler was a controversial figure, a prominent attorney at Lowell, Massachusetts; Brigadier General of the Massachusetts Militia, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
General Benjamin F. Butler bought the America from the Federal government in 1873 - is there an association? Is this his yacht? (Dimensions: 35.5" H, 46" L.)
Built and captained by Elisha Brown of Owls Head, Maine.
She was engaged in carrying lumber and manufactured goods from New England to the Mediterranean; then wine, fruits and oil to the West Indies returning to New England with Molasses, rum and sugar.
Missing small edge of molding at bow with all else fine.
Dimensions: 27.5" L, 9.5" H, 3.25" D.
As depicted, in excellent condition with original paint and sails. Minor sail imperfection limited to small section of aft mast needing a bit of thread to attach sail to arm.
(Height: 41.25 inches; length: 36.5 inches; width: 6.75 inches)
637-24 - SOLD
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