Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 29

92. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TOOTH DEPICTING “FANNY CAMPBELL THE FEMALE PIRATE CAPTAIN”, American, 19th century, engraved and inked in polychrome, the celebrated corsair is portrayed in plumed hat, waisted coat over pantaloons, two pistols in her belt, a cutlass in her right hand and a skull & crossbones flag in her left, the verso depicts an American frigate, all further embellished with leafy branches above and below. Height 8 ½ in. Note: The image of Fanny Campbell is based on the cover illustration of the book of the same name, published Boston, 1845, a boxed copy of “Fanny Campbell, The Female Pirate Captain” accompanies this lot. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA 93. RARE NANTUCKET PIERCED WHALEBONE SWING HANDLED OVAL KNITTING BASKET, mid 19th century, formed of a sin gle piece of panbone with riveted joinings, handle inscribed with initials “MTL”, exotic hardwood floor. Height 6 ¾ in. (including handle) Length 7 ¼ in. Width 5 in. Provenance: Paul Madden, Sandwich, MA Literature: Illustrated p.143 Martha Lawrence, Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Legacy, Atglen, PA, 1993 94. SAILOR MADE WALRUS IVORY PIE CRIMPER, 19th century, pierce carved handle with red wax stringing, two-tine fork, Greek key edged wheel centered by a mariner’s star. Length 10 ¼ in. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA 26