Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 124

454. AMERICAN SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TOOTH, 19th century, engraved and inked in red and black with an energetic whaling scene that includes a man overboard, pursued by a whale and the American flag flying in the breeze, verso decorated with flamboyantly blossoming rose tree planted atop an altar of love. Length 6 ¼ in. 455. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TOOTH WITH PORTRAIT OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, 19th century, stipple engraved title below incised and inked bust-length likeness of the celebrated Elizabethan navigator. Length 7 ¼ in. 456. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED MEMORIAL SPERM WHALE TOOTH, 19th century, engraved and richly inked with a willow tree enveloping an urn topped monument inscribed “Mary Anne”, the verso depicts a young woman reading to a child. Length 7 in. 457. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TOOTH, 19th century, stipple engraved and inked with a classically attired female figure emblematic of Truth, holding a mirror and lamp and crowned with a diadem. Height 6 ¾ in. 121