Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 34

103. EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE map TOOTH, American, mid 19th century, delicately incised in exquisite detail with map and chart of New Bedford Harbor, Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands, depicted center is a whaling ship’s return to port, showing it’s plotted course verso with an action filled whaling scene, a ship and four boats (one stove) hunt amidst a pod of whales spewing red-inked blood. Length 7 ½ in. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA Literature: Illustrated p. 2 and 60, E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, CT, 1972. 104. SCRIMSHAW DECORATED MAHOGANY AND MOTHERO F-PEARL PARQUETRY BOX, 19th century, rectangular with hinged top, inlaid with baleen, whalebone and abalone motifs and stringing overall, the front centered by a scrimshanded whale ivory plaquette engraved and inked in red and black with “Triumph of Love”. Height 4 ¾ in. Length 12 in. Width 8 ¼ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, MA 19 August 1995 Lot 69 31