FULL
SCREEN
     

Lot 544    

Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth with Couple
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. A scrimshawed whale's tooth depicting a man in military dress extending his hand to receive a letter from a woman, engraved on both sides and on a wooden stand; lg. 6.25 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Crack through entirety of side depicting the man, extending over the point of the tooth to the top of the reverse side.
Sold: $240.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Carved and Painted Sucker Fish Decoy
Lot # 609 - Carved and Painted Sucker Fish Decoy
American. A large carved and painted sucker fish decoy with copper fins and tack eyes and in old green paint; lg. 11 in. > Item Details
Group of Cheese Strainer Baskets
Lot # 507 - Group of Cheese Strainer Baskets
American, late 19th century. A group of cheese straining baskets; largest dia. 17 in. > Item Details
<i>Miller's Cabin</i> Charcoal by J.K. Walters
Lot # 593 - Miller's Cabin Charcoal by J.K. Walters
19th century.  Charcoal on paper, depicting a Hudson River School scene with figures in foreground, inscriptions l.c.; 6 x 8 in. (sight).  Housed in rosewood frame with gilt liner. > Item Details
Group of Folk Art Carved Whimsies
Lot # 800 - Group of Folk Art Carved Whimsies
American, 19th century. A group of carved wooden folk art toys including a ball-in-a-cage toy, a miniature stage set (possibly for a manger scene), a gambler's ball-in-a-cage whimsy featuring emblems of card suits and masks and a circular vertebrae chain; chain dia. 9 in (approx)., totem ht. 9.6... > Item Details
<i>Mason</i> Redhead Duck Decoy, Plus
Lot # 644 - Mason Redhead Duck Decoy, Plus
American, 20th century. A carved redhead duck decoy attributed to the Mason Decoy Factory of Detroit, Michigan, having glass eyes and original polychrome painted details, underside retains a copper plaque stamped NW Gibson / Erie PA, PLUS a mallard drake decoy in the premier grade, attributed to the... > Item Details
Patriotic Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth
Lot # 536 - Patriotic Scrimshaw Whale's Tooth
American, 19th century. A scrimshawed whale's tooth featuring engraving on one side of a spread-winged eagle over a patriotic shield and crossed cannons; 5.5 in. > Item Details
Miniature of a Gentleman on Ivory
Lot # 459 - Miniature of a Gentleman on Ivory
English, 19th century. A bust-length portrait miniature of a gentleman on ivory in rose gold pendant frame, the reverse with plaited hair and initials DC, set in red painted board hinged case lined in silk and paper; frame 3.25 x 2.75 in. (sight). > Item Details
Emma Ruse Signed Coverlet
Lot # 505 - Emma Ruse Signed Coverlet
American, 19th century. A two-piece jacquard coverlet in red and blue on a natural ground with an allover rose and floral medallion design, having a double grape vine border to three sides, signed in two corners Emma J. Ruse; 72 x 92.5 in. > Item Details
Yelloware Fish Flask
Lot # 245 - Yelloware Fish Flask
American, 19th century. A yelloware fish flask with a brown glaze; ht. 10 in. > Item Details
Six Early Tin Lanterns
Lot # 466 - Six Early Tin Lanterns
American, 19th century. A group of six early tin lanterns, including a tall carriage lantern with three windows and a pierced tin top, several rounded and flat tin lanterns with pressed tin handles, a lantern with a round glass body and a tin top with pierced stars and diamonds, and several with cyl... > Item Details
Sheet Iron Indian Weathervane
Lot # 132 - Sheet Iron Indian Weathervane
American, late 19th-early 20th century. A silhouette-form weathervane depicting a Native American holding a knife and an ax, constructed of a single piece of sheet iron, the surface of both sides decorated in brown paint, attached to a partial steel mounting rod; ht. 13.5 in. > Item Details
Staffordshire, Pearlware, and Creamware Toy Plates
Lot # 452 - Staffordshire, Pearlware, and Creamware Toy Plates
English, 19th century. An assembled group of six toy plates. Lot includes two Staffordshire transfer-decorated plates in blue and red, each having central reserves of two people fishing, one marked FISHERS / C.E.&M. on verso. Two creamware plates in red and green, the latter titled The Zebra and... > Item Details
Pig Copper Weather Vane
Lot # 313 - Pig Copper Weather Vane
American,  20th century. A patinated  flattebed body, hammered copper weather vane in the form of a pig, mounted on a metal display stand; ht. 21.5, lg. 31 in. > Item Details
Shaker Crumb Tray and Candle Mold
Lot # 276 - Shaker Crumb Tray and Candle Mold
American. A pair of tin Shaker utentsils, including crumb tray (identified with partial label), and a candle mold in tin with handle; lg. of tray 14 in. > Item Details
Group of Gaudy Ironstone
Lot # 400 - Group of Gaudy Ironstone
English, 19th century. A group of four gaudy ironstone plates with floral patterns. Two marked Davenport, one marked Stone China No. 6, and one marked New Stone; largest dia. 10.25 in. > Item Details
Staffordshire <i>Texian Campaigne</i> Plate and Bowl, Plus
Lot # 94 - Staffordshire Texian Campaigne Plate and Bowl, Plus
English, 19th century. A historic green and purple transfer-decorated Staffordshire plate and bowl depicting two officers on horseback fighting within a smoke filled battle scene, the undersides marked Texian Campaigne within a cartouche and having the initials JB, the plate also marked with a 3 in ... > Item Details
Tole Document Box Attributed to Filley
Lot # 53 - Tole Document Box Attributed to Filley
American, 19th century. A floral-decorated tole box attributed to the Bloomfield, Connecticut shop of Oliver Filley with red flowers and stylized gold leaves on a black ground, having a hammered handle; ht 7, wd. 9.25, dp. 5.75 in. > Item Details
Scarce Midwestern Stoneware Fat lamp and Master Salt
Lot # 462 - Scarce Midwestern Stoneware Fat lamp and Master Salt
American (probably Ohio), 19th century. Two pieces of Midwestern glazed stoneware, one a master salt, the other a grease lamp; lamp ht. 4.75 in. > Item Details
Watercolor of Young African American Boy
Lot # 765 - Watercolor of Young African American Boy
American, 20th century. A watercolor of a young African American boy sitting under a tree eating watermelon; 6.8 x 7.8 in. > Item Details
Hepplewhite Curly Maple Chest of Drawers
Lot # 217 - Hepplewhite Curly Maple Chest of Drawers
American, early 19th century. A chest of drawers in curly maple with pine secondary, dovetailed drawers with overlapping fronts, original brasses, a shaped apron and French feet; ht. 41.5, wd. 41.25, dp. 18.25 in. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: