Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 53

164. PAIR OF SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED POLYCHROME SPERM WHALE TEETH, 19th century, engraved with a French and a British frigate, respectively, each beneath a crescent moon and three mariner’s stars, on rosewood stands. Length 4 ½ in. and 4 ¼ in. Provenance: Sotheby’s Barbara Johnson Sale Vol. IV, 16 December 1983, Lot 106 Paul Madden, Sandwich, MA Purported found on Martha’s Vineyard Exhibited: Smithsonian Institution U.S. Capitol Building 165. SAILOR MADE MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS, 2nd half of the 19th century, fashioned of Hawaiian Koa wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and fitted with whale ivory knob pulls and bun feet, in two sections, the two drawer case with scrolled crest is detachable. Height 17 in. Width 11 ¾ in. Depth 8 in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, August 6th 1994, Lot 171 166. WHALEBONE INLAID ROSEWOOD CUTLERY BOX, 19th century, of rectangular form with carrying handle flanked by two hinged covers, inlaid with eating utensils and opening over a tapered case. Height 17 ¾ in. Length 15 in. Width 10 ¼ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, MA 19 August 1995 Lot 75 50