Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 54

167. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED POLYCHROME AND RIVET DECORATED WHALEBONE CORSET BUSK, American, 19th century, engraved with a Federal eagle spread winged above initials “A.H.”, a frigate and the Boston State House, within copper rivet border and heart and star motifs, respectively, at the ends. Length 12 ½ in. Width 2 ¼ in. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA 168. WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER, 19th century, crown terminal, half round handle pierced with two hearts and a lozenge. Length 6 ½ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, MA 16 August 1997, Lot 19 169. WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER, 19th century, fluted shaft, stepped square wheel mount and terminal with abalone inlaid dot, delicate wheel. Length 6 in. Provenance: Nina Hellman, Nantucket, MA 170. ARCHITECTURAL WHALE IVORY PIE CRIMPER, 19th century, polyhedron terminal with abalone inlay and pivoting ring handle. Length 6 ¾ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, MA 7 August 1999, Lot 275 171. SAILOR SCRIMSHANDED WHALEBONE CORSET BUSK, 19th century, engraved with flag draped obelisk over tower with weathervane, palm trees, crowns, conjoined hearts and Lady Liberty. Length 14 ½ in. Provenance: Richard A Bourne, Hyannis, MA 15 November 1991, Lot 88 51