Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 35

105. FINE SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED SPERM WHALE TOOTH, mid 19th century, engraved and polychromed in black and red with starboard portrait of a French brig and depiction of a bird perched on a leafy branch, verso with a finely detailed whaling scene showing a right whale being harpooned and a sperm whale upending a boat, tossing crewmen in the air, foliate vinery borders issuing shamrocks all around. Length 5 in. Note: a scrimshanded baleen strip, circa 1830s, with remarkably similar depictions of the two whales and the chaotic breakup of the whaleboat is illustrated p. 22, E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, CT, 1972. 106. PAIR OF SAILOR MADE KNITTING NEEDLES, 19th century, whalebone shaft with alternating bands of baleen, whale ivory and exotic wood, octagonal fluted ivory knob. Length 17 ½ in. 107. PAIR OF SAILOR MADE KNITTING NEEDLES, 19th century, whalebone shaft with alternating bands of exotic wood and whale ivory, ivory knob with red wax inlay. Length 13 ¼ in. Provenance: Robert Eldred, South Dennis, MA 30 July 1992, Lot 131 Provenance: Robert Eldred, South Dennis, MA 30 July 1992, Lot 130 32