Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 45

138. HARRY J. SUNTER (NEW YORK, MASSACHUSETTS 1850-1900) “MENDING THE NETS”, oil on canvas, signed lower left Sunter ’85, in original frame. 27 in. x 40 in. Note: Rafael Osona Auctions sold an oil on canvas by Harry J. Sunter 02 August 1997 for $24,200 which was inscribed on the stretcher: “A Sand Beach, South Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1885”. It is our opinion that this canvas also painted by Sunter in 1885 may be a Nantucket view. 139. VERY FINE WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE, ABALONE AND SILVER SWIFT, circa 1840, a solid whale ivory barrel table clamp with abalone staves and silver trim having a well defined clenched fist holding a rod screw knob and abalone inlaid heart on back of hand, matching smaller screw knob cage support; the support ring trimmed with silver and diamond abalone inlays, mat ching the cup finial. The 26 stave whalebone cage having reeded exterior ribs with silver pins and original red ribbon, a unique rope carved whalebone central shaft. Height 13 in. Length of staves 6 in. 42