2016 - JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH (NJ/NY/UK, 1817-1894)
The Hulk of the HMS Temeraire, which played a decisive role at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, being towed to the breakers, Sept 6, 1838, an American yacht paying tribute, oil on hardboard, signed lower right, housed in the original deep cove gilt gesso frame, OS: 17" x 21", SS: 9 1/2" x 13 1/2". Fine condition.
2226 - FOLLOWER OF JAN ABRAHAMSZ BEERSTRAATEN (NETHERLANDS, 1622-1666)
Contemporary 17th c. View of the Battle of Scheveningen, 31 July 1653, the final naval battle of First Anglo-Dutch War 1652-1654, in the English Channel, a British ship is dismasted at center, surrounded by six other Dutch ships, the sea filled with small boats and desperate men; oil on canvas, unsigned, in what may be the original water gilt frame, OS: 37" x 57", SS: 30 1/2" x 51 1/2". Cleaned and relined spacer at bottom, light stretcher impression, retouching.
2045 - ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM H. YORK (UK, 1847-1927)
Liverpool School Portrait of the Three-Mast Ship "Eddystone" coming to the aid of the dismasted American Sailing Ship "Josiah Quinn", having partially furled sails and two longboats out rescuing crew, oil on canvas, unsigned, in what is probably the original five rank two-toned gold gesso frame, OS: 35" x 51 1/2", SS: 25" x 41 1/2". Cleaned and relined, fine overall craquelure, losses to frame.
2028 – BRIAN COOLE (MA/UK, 1939 - ) 1 OF 3 BRIAN COOLE LOTS
Hong Kong Harbor with British Man-o-War, a Sail/Steam Frigate, American and British Freighters and many Junks, wonderfully detailed, with the original Bund on shore visible through field of masts; oil on panel, signed lower right, OS: 32" x 52", SS: 21 1/2" x 41 1/2". Fine condition.
2013 - SCRIMSHAW SPERM WHALE TOOTH (1 OF 11 WHALE TOOTH LOTS)
Cutting Blubber, polychrome, depicting a crew at work on a whale carcass alongside, detailing the rigging involved, 7 1/4". Fine condition.
2001 - AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SCRIMSHAWN BULL WHALE TOOTH WITH US NAVY HISTORIC WOOD MOUNT, OWNED BY AMBASSADOR WATSON (1 OF 11 WHALE TOOTH LOTS)
Portrait of Franklin with flag and pen, Lafayette with flag and sword, only the flags have color, inscribed "Good Luck Mr. Ambassador, O and T"; on two-part wood mount with note on underside "Dear Mr. Watson - The cocabola base was procured from 'Old Ironsides' while I was stationed at Boston Army Base. The ebony is ballast from Bark 'Wanderer', sunk in 1926." Illegibly signed. 6 3/4" tall tooth alone, 8 1/2" tall overall, 3" x 7 1/4" base. Fine condition.
2032 - PAINTED SHIP'S TOOL CHEST WITH CHINA TRADE CAPTAIN'S PROVENANCE: CAPT RANLETT OF LOWELL, MA.
Heavy Duty Six-Plank Dovetailed Trunk (with 1 1/4" thick planks), in red paint having a three-mast ship underway on top, probably sailor-painted; molded top and base, set on battens, heavy cast brass lifts, marked on the underside in black paint and somewhat later in white paint "Sea Trunk with Tools" & "Capt. Ranlett, made 20 voyages to China from New York via Cape Good Hope. Died Feb 6th, 1874". 14 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 35". Shrinkage crack to lid, worn but clean.
2021 - HISTORIC SEA CAPTAIN'S DAVENPORT DESK
Mid-19th c. Oak Desk, made from the wood of the British ship "Minden" on which Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" while a prisoner and viewing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry near Baltimore, with pierced and carved leaf scrolled gallery, serpentine front, lift lid revealing an interior fitted with three drawers, with a side-mounted pencil drawer over four Davenport desk drawers, simulated drawers on reverse side, resting on scroll form carved legs and ending on bun turned feet, with additional documents, 37 1/2" high, 24" x 23". Original old dark stain finish, parts of gallery have been restored.