Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 78

The Carol and Stephen Memishian 19th Century Scrimshaw Collection Part III Lots 244 through 271 244. VASIFORM PICKWICK, 19th century, turned mahogany and whalebone with metal pick. Height 5 ¾ in. Provenance: Robert C. Eldred, South Dennis, MA 21 November 1992, Lot 552 245. THREE WHALEBONE CLOTHESPINS, 19th century. Length 4 ¾ in. 246. WHALEBONE SEAM RUBBER, 19th century, with incised initials “E” and “S”. Length 4 in. Provenance: Richard A. Bourne, Hyannis, MA 21 October, 1992 Lot 16 248. DOUBLE COILED SERPENT WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE walking stick, 19th century, tapered whalebone shaft, baleen separators, exotic wood geometric inlays, ivory finial carved as a stylized ring looped snake with a rivet eye. Length 36 in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, Nantucket, MA 16 August 1997, Lot 70 247. GROUP OF FOUR WHALE IVORY, WALRUS IVORY AND WHALEBONE BODKINS, 19th century, together with two seals and a sewing hook in a modern wood stand. Length 3 in. to 4 in. each, stand length 7 ¾ in. Provenance: Richard A. Bourne, Hyannis, MA 22 October 1985, Lot 111 75 249. SPIRAL COILED SERPENT WHALE IVORY AND PALMWOOD walking stick, 19th century, the boldly carved twisting serpent handle detailed with rivet eyes, incised mouth and nostrils, baleen separator, round tapering shaft with brass tip. Length 36 ¾ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, Nantucket, MA 07 August 1993, Lot 123x