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3-Day Winter Antiques & Fine Art Auction, Day 2

by James D. Julia


728 lots | 727 with images

February 3, 2012

Live Auction

203 Skowhegan Road

Fairfield, ME, 04937 USA

Phone: 207 453 7125

Fax: 207 453 2502

Email: loakes@jamesdjulia.com

728 Lots
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COCONUT DIPPER.

Lot 2000: COCONUT DIPPER.

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Description: 19th century. This nice example with curved handle with ivory details and abalone inlays. SIZE: Overall 12-1/2" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good overall, missing one abalone inlay, ivory with tight hairlines. 9-24625

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PAIR OF WHALE BONE CANDLESTICKS AND KNITTING NEEDLES.

Lot 2001: PAIR OF WHALE BONE CANDLESTICKS AND KNITTING NEEDLES.

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Description: 19th century. American. Nice sailor made turned candlesticks with incised candle cups joined to a turned swelled standard joined to round ring turned base. Whale bone knitting needles with ring turned handles above alternating bands of hardwoods and ivory. SIZE: Candlesticks:7-1/4" h with 2-1/2 base dia. Needles: 13-3/4" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Candlesticks with some charred areas at rim of each candle cup. Otherwise good with original surfaces. Knitting needles very good overall. 9-24628

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TWO RARE SCRIMSHAW CLOTHESPINS.

Lot 2002: TWO RARE SCRIMSHAW CLOTHESPINS.

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Description: 19th century. American. These fine examples each with whaling scenes. First carved with breaching whale with flowering rose above arrow pierced heart on opposite side. Second carved with whaling scene with three whalers in pursuit of whales on one side with large floral spray on opposing side. SIZE: 5" h. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good with nice color and untouched patina. 24630

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FINE WHALE BONE AND IVORY SWIFT.

Lot 2003: FINE WHALE BONE AND IVORY SWIFT.

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Description: Mid 19th century. American. This fine example of typical form surmounted by "needle cup", fastening base fashioned in form of barrel. Adjustable fastener intact, all with incised decorations heightened in red. SIZE: Closed: 18-1/4" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Generally very good, intact and operational, cup with shallow chips on rim. 9-24647

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CARVED WHALE BONE DOLL'S CANOPY BED.

Lot 2004: CARVED WHALE BONE DOLL'S CANOPY BED.

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Description: 19th century. American. Fine sailor made example of federal tester bed, carved with 4 tall posts and panel headboard, frame is rope tied, carved for doll. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Head posts with repairs at juncture to panel, otherwise good with color and patina. 9-24636

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TWO SAILOR MADE WALKING STICKS.

Lot 2005: TWO SAILOR MADE WALKING STICKS.

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Description: Second half 19th century. Probably American. First is whale ivory and baleen stick with carved baleen handle. Second is of stacked shark vertebrae of graduated size, head of cane with three baleen bands and baleen grip. SIZE: 34-1/2" l both pieces. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Ivory example with loss to one ivory band and with small stress cracks throughout. Vertebrae example with small losses to bands near tip of cane. Otherwise both very good with undisturbed patina. 9-24646

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THE HOWLAND FAMILY WHALING ARCHIVE.

Lot 2006: THE HOWLAND FAMILY WHALING ARCHIVE.

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Description: The Howland Family were primarily involved in the New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling business. At the turn of the century, they were instrumental in the development of the Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. The lot includes: 1) A loose leaf binder with a number of whaling related documents and letters including letters between the Howland's during the last quarter of the 19th Century; photographs of family members; whaling receipts for supplies; a letter dated August 1st, 1899 and another letter dated 1916 which talk about family owned property and the idea of investing in more property in Honolulu. 2) A bound book with additional letters of Mary Ann Howland titled "Mother's Album" kept by her daughter Anna R. Howland with hand written entries including poems and additional clippings. 3) A small printed notebook titled "Outfits for a Whaling Voyage" which lists 44 pages of supplies needed for a whaling voyage. The pencil inscribed first page "Bark Lancer April 22 1869 Wm. J. Macy Bound for the Indian Ocean Whaling". 4) A sail cloth bound book on nautical astronomy titled "The Young Navigator's Guide". 5) A Canadian Certificate of Service as master to James McDonald. 6) 1/4 plate daguerreotype of one of the Howland family men sitting and holding an ivory topped cane. 6) A print of the George & Susan of New Bedford owned by George Howland. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Generally good, seal on the daguerreotype has been broken, most everything is intact. 9-24565

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PORTRAIT MINIATURES OF PARDON & HEPSA HOWLAND BY SOLOMON POLACK.

Lot 2007: PORTRAIT MINIATURES OF PARDON & HEPSA HOWLAND BY SOLOMON POLACK.

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Description: First quarter 19th century. American. This fine pair of miniature portraits painted on ivory of Pardon Howland (1777-1821) and his wife Hepsa Hathaway Howland (1777-1856) both of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Each portrait painted by Solomon Polack (Flemish 1757-1839). Back of Pardon's portrait is affixed with label for S. Polack and in addition is written part of family history identifying the sitter and location "Antwerp" as well as names of certain family members. Back of Hepsa's portrait with similar transcription of family history. Pardon's 3/4 bust portrait shows him dressed in black coat with white high collar and lace cravat. 3/4 bust portrait of Hepsa shows her in white dress with matching soft cap. Each in period ebonized and gilt metal frame. SIZE: Overall: 5-1/2" h x 4-1/2" w. Portraits: 2-7/8" h x 2-1/4" w., sight. PROVENANCE: Descent through Hathaway-Howland Family to the current owner. CONDITION: Pardon portrait with vertical and parallel cracks running the length of the portrait. Otherwise both portraits are in good untouched condition. 9-24566

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1XL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM BOWIE KNIFE BELONGING TO CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOWLAND.

Lot 2008: 1XL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM BOWIE KNIFE BELONGING TO CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOWLAND.

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Description: 19th century. This fine English knife with double edge blade, nickel silver guard and well worn horn and ivory handle. Blade with stamp maker's mark on ricasso "1*XL/GEORGE/WOSTENHOLMS/CELEBRATED/CUTLERY". Ricasso on the reverse engraved with rider on horseback with hat with plume. This knife was owned by Captain Benjamin Howland (1812-1888) of New Bedford, Massachusetts. SIZE: Overall: 12-1/2" l. Blade: 7-1/2" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Blade with small areas of rust near tip, retained forge and sharpening marks, handle intact with nice color and patinated surfaces, sheath absent. Otherwise very good. 9-24659

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IMPORTANT WHALING LOG OF THE SHIP

Lot 2009: IMPORTANT WHALING LOG OF THE SHIP "CORAL" BY ELI GIFFORD.

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Description: The small log starting entry September 4, 1854, final entry being in 1858. The "Coral" was a whaling ship out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The log book has extensive entries involving whaling & locations. Starting on page 126 there are a series of pencil drawings with one highlighted in red watercolor, another in blue pen. They include scenes of ships, men & women, whaling, animals, locations, etc. It should be noted that the vast majority of the entries are in black or blue pen and the drawings are in pencil. Some entries include poems, another "Whaling Song", example "February 24, 1860 At 9am Saw sperm whales Lowered 4 boats and got 3 small whales that made ___ at 2 took them to the ship at dark...". SIZE: 8" x 6-1/2". PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Generally good. 9-24565-1

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RARE & IMPORTANT SET OF CAPTAIN'S SEALS FOR WHALING LOG.

Lot 2010: RARE & IMPORTANT SET OF CAPTAIN'S SEALS FOR WHALING LOG.

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Description: Mid 19th century. American. Three ivory seals each identifying specific type of whale ("Sperm", "Blue", "Finn") housed in custom made whale bone box of the period with cover. Scrimshaw box identifying owner as "CAPT DANA FLYNN", opposing side identifying ship as "ESSEX", home port as "NEW BEDFORD MASS". Each seal is also identified with name of ship and port engraved on the top, side of each seal marked with owner's initials "D.F." and each seal engraved with whale it portrays. SIZE: 3" h x 4" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good overall, seals with excellent color and patina. 9-24639

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TWO SCRIMSHAW WHALE TEETH.

Lot 2011: TWO SCRIMSHAW WHALE TEETH.

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Description: Late 19th century. American. Larger tooth, depicting interior family scene, whaling ship can be seen through the window, opposite, depicting harvest of whales at sea. Smaller tooth, depicting southern port scene with barrels and casks in the foreground, warehouse identified as "Waring & Co. Limited", amidst palm trees. Opposite side depicting seated within a surrey passing through a southern village with palm trees. SIZE: Larger: 6-1/4" l. Smaller: 5" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Overall very good with nice surfaces. 9-24638

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FOLK ART POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW EAGLE.

Lot 2012: FOLK ART POLYCHROME SCRIMSHAW EAGLE.

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Description: Circa 1860. American. Scrimshawed on rib of walrus with head of eagle, rectangular panel scrimmed with flowering plant in classical urn, panel carved with songbird in bush, panel of flowers, terminating panel with title "Carved on a Walrus Rib/ARCTIC 1860" SIZE: Overall 15-1/2" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Colors remain distinct and vibrant, structurally very good. 9-24634

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CARVED IVORY WHALE BOAT MODEL.

Lot 2013: CARVED IVORY WHALE BOAT MODEL.

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Description: 19th century. American. Nicely done model of American whaling boat mounted on a mahogany plinth. SIZE: Overall: 2-1/4" h x 12-3/4" l x 3-1/4" w. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Untouched surfaces with good color and patina, missing mast, tiller, and oars. Otherwise good. 9-24632

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OUTSTANDING SCRIMSHAW DECORATED HORN CUP.

Lot 2014: OUTSTANDING SCRIMSHAW DECORATED HORN CUP.

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Description: The tapered cup having a central band written "Henry Howell His Cup". Below "The Royal Marine" with flag, anchor, and flag inscribed "95th". Above the central band is a fine whaling scene showing a large rigged whaling boat, two rowboats with six men each, one throwing a harpoon into a breaching sperm whale with two other whales spouting. SIZE: 4-3/4" h x 3" dia. CONDITION: Nice patina, one old small chipped area to rim, otherwise very good. 9-24829

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TWO AMERICAN POWDER HORNS.

Lot 2015: TWO AMERICAN POWDER HORNS.

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Description: 19th century. First example, carved with image of coastal lightship and identified as "A-82/SARA-J". Fashioned with turned top and faceted pouring spout with plug. Second example, carved with date "1836" and above the name "CHARLES FALK". Opposing side decorated with ship of the line "SHIP BOSTON", powder horn also decorated with flowering plants, cod fish, panel of diaper work. SIZE: Larger: 14" l. Smaller 12" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Both good with old surfaces, the second power horn with overall blackening, otherwise good. 9-24640

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SHERATON MAHOGANY SHIP CAPTAIN'S DESK.

Lot 2016: SHERATON MAHOGANY SHIP CAPTAIN'S DESK.

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Description: Second quarter 19th century. In two parts, top section with folding lid opening to baize-lined writing surface back section of which lifts to reveal open well and series of valanced pigeon holes, fitted to lower case of two drawers above pair of cupboard doors. Case sides with recessed flat panels, whole on turned legs. SIZE: 34-1/2" h x 25" w x 19" d overall. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Professionally restored and re-polished with original ivory escutcheon and brass handles. Desk lid with splice repair. 9-24573

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UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A SHIP'S CAPTAIN.

Lot 2017: UNSIGNED (American, Mid 19th Century) PORTRAIT OF A SHIP'S CAPTAIN.

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Description: Outstanding oil on wood panel 3/4 portrait of a sea captain holding a large brass & wood telescope in one hand with an open gesture with his other hand. Over his right shoulder his ship is seen flying a red Canadian flag with sails half up. A lighthouse with building is seen on low hill in distance with a man looking out with telescope on shore. A small rowboat with five men approach the ship. The captain is seen with his dark blue/black coat having brass buttons, a tan vest and white shirt. Housed in a period gilt wood deep frame. On reverse of panel are three labels, two of which are Kennedy Galleries, Inc. NYC labels, one indicating the background scene as Halifax, Nova Scotia Harbor, which coincides with period newspaper that is glued to the back of the panel. SIZE: 30-3/4" x 24-3/4". PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good, one old canvas patch to crack on reverse, some inpainting. 9-24614

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ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SINGLE STACK SHIP

Lot 2018: ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (American, 1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SINGLE STACK SHIP "ARANSAS".

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Description: Oil on canvas portrait of the two-mast single-stack black hulled ship sailing right to left with twenty-four figures on its white deck. It flies the American flag off the stern, ship's pennant off front mast, and the Joy Steamship Company flag off back mast. The name emblazoned on the bow and above the wheelhouse. Well rendered white tipped, blue/green water under blue, white, and pink cloud sky. Signed lower right "Antonio Jacobsen 1905". Also "31 Palisade Av. WestHoboken, NJ". Housed in a gilt molded wood frame. REFERENCE: This ship is listed as No. 19 in the Antonio Jacobsen Checklist. The ship was built by Harlan & Holl'worth in Wilmington, DE for the Joy Steamship Co. having New York as their home port. SIZE: 22" x 36". CONDITION: Craquelure, very good. A nice colorful ship portrait by this master nautical artist. 8-87685

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ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP

Lot 2019: ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (1850-1921) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP "DANIEL WEBSTER".

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Description: Fine oil on board portrait of the three-mast ship "Daniel Webster". It is seen in rough seas with partial sails up flying the American flag. A wave crests over the side as it drives into a wave. The name is emblazoned on the bow, all under a white billowy cloud sky having pink highlights and glimpses of blue. Signed lower right and dated "1918". Housed in a modern gilt and black molded wood frame. The Daniel Webster was built by Donald Mckay in East Boston, Mass. for the Train Line having New York as the home port. SIZE: 12" x 20". PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Very good. 9-24607

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ALMY FAMILY SCRIMSHAW BOX.

Lot 2020: ALMY FAMILY SCRIMSHAW BOX.

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Description: Mid 19th century. American. This fine sailor box made from pan bone of whale engraved on the lid with patriotic displayed eagle next to patriotic seal with alternating wax red and white stripes, banner scrimmed with the phrase "E PLURIBUS UNUM" beneath arch of 13 stars within a border of diamonds, five pointed star at each corner. Front of box scrimmed with a wide floral branch. Paper label on the interior printed with "UNCLE EDWARD/ALMY GAVE IT/TO MABLE'S MOTHER/MADE ON WHALING/SHIP - CONSIDERED/UNUSUAL". SIZE: 3-3/4" h x 10-1/4" l x 7" w. PROVENANCE: Howland Family, New Bedford, Massachusetts through descent. CONDITION: Very good overall. Slight warping, nice patina. 9-24627

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TEAK AND IVORY OVAL SAILOR MADE WORK BOX.

Lot 2021: TEAK AND IVORY OVAL SAILOR MADE WORK BOX.

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Description: Mid 19th century, American. Delicate oval three finger box with conforming two finger lid carved overall with scrolling vinery, ink heightened. Three fingers on base terminating in rondels, two of which are decorated with six-pointed stars. Box interior lined with brown cotton plaid fabric. Whole fastened with small copper pins. Underside with two notations. First penned in script "Merry X'mas,/To Blanche from Mother/1910". Second later inscription made with ball point pen "Merry Xmas-/to Dr. Richards from Gladys/1966". SIZE: 3-1/2" h x 8-3/4" l x 6-1/2" w. PROVENANCE: From a fine Islesboro, Maine home. CONDITION: Structurally very good with all original surfaces and fine mellow patina. 9-23864

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FINE IVORY AND BONE SAILOR MADE SHIP MODEL.

Lot 2022: FINE IVORY AND BONE SAILOR MADE SHIP MODEL.

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Description: 19th Century. This nice example of an American whaling ship with well carved details and rigging mounted within an oak display case fitted with two aligned short drawers with ivory knobs. SIZE: Model: 14" h x approx. 17" l. Case: 19" h x 23" l x 9-3/4" d. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-24622

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FOUR WHALE BONE AND BALEEN SCRIMSHAWED CORSET BUSKS.

Lot 2023: FOUR WHALE BONE AND BALEEN SCRIMSHAWED CORSET BUSKS.

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Description: Mid 19th century. American. Largest, example of scrimshawed baleen corset busk, decorated with whaling ship, floral sprays and borders, pair of entwined hearts with arrows. Accompanied by a hand written note transcribing the inscription found on the busk "So then this you see remember me and keep me in your mind let all the world say what they will speak of me as you find may you be blessed with all that heaven can give. Long life, peace, comfort and a loving friend. Through all your life most happy may you be and though far distant I will think of thee. C.L.B. 1846". Whalebone scrimshaw example with whaling ship at anchor flanked by five pointed start and anchor, together with two unmarked ivory busks. SIZE: Piece one: 13-1/2" l. Piece two: 12-1/2" l. Pieces three and four: 9" l. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: All with untouched surfaces and with good color and patina. 9-24633

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IMPORTANT HAWAIIAN KOA DEEP BOWL.

Lot 2024: IMPORTANT HAWAIIAN KOA DEEP BOWL.

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Description: A fine and rare Hawaiian bowl fashioned from koa wood, of hollowed circular form, and tapering to the rim. The bowl exhibits a number of old indigenous repairs including a panel secured with old dowels and hardwood "stitching" around the border. The side with two butterfly repairs securing an old shrinkage crack; fine aged patina on the interior and warm reddish brown on the exterior. NOTE: A similar example, part of the Captain James Cook collection, sold in the rooms at Sotheby's, New York, on November 16th, 2001, lot 248. In addition, a similar royal Hawaiian bowl was appraised on The Antiques Roadshow, August 21st, 2004. SIZE: 8-3/4"h x 12" dia. PROVENANCE: Purportedly acquired by the consignor's father, a member of the Hathaway-Howland Family with extensive land and business interests in Honolulu and Hilo in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Included is the Walker & Howland Civil Engineering firm of whom J.H. Howland was a principal (circa 1899). The bowl is acquired from a sale of several items belonging to Queen Lili 'uokalani (1838-1917). The current owner and consignor, a direct descendant within the family, remembers this bowl and others in her family home, then located on Waikiki Beach. CONDITION: As stated. 9-24563

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SEMI ANTIQUE KAZVIN CARPET, NORTH CENTRAL PERSIA.

Lot 2025: SEMI ANTIQUE KAZVIN CARPET, NORTH CENTRAL PERSIA.

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Description: First quarter 20th century. Central midnight blue oval arabesque medallion on claret red field with dense floral vinery within scrolling celadon turquoise, and ivory spandrels. Midnight blue floral main border flaked by ivory floral filled guard borders. SIZE: 10'4" x 16'. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-24343

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PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION

Lot 2026: PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION

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Description: PLEASE NOTE: This lot will not be available for bidding online due to last minute changes to the description. If you are still interested in bidding on this item, please call our office as soon as possible at 207-453-7125. FINE DUNLAP MAPLE CHEST-ON-FRAME. Late 18th/early 19the century. New Hampshire. The molded cornice joined to the dovetailed case above five graduated long drawers with thumb molded edges fitted to the molded frame. The frieze carved with s-scrolling elements flanked by pronounced scallop shells, raised on short cabriole legs with circular pad feet and shaped returns. For a similar example, see "The Dunlap's & Their Furniture, The Currier Gallery of Art", Manchester, New Hampshire, plate 58. SIZE: 52-1/4"h x 46" (case width), (overall width) 39-1/2" x 19"d. PROVENANCE: From a fine New Jersey home. CONDITION: With old surfaces and medium honey color, nice patina with period brass hardware, not original. Overall very good. 9-23643

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NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CHERRY SNAKE FOOT CANDLE STAND.

Lot 2027: NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL CHERRY SNAKE FOOT CANDLE STAND.

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Description: New Hampshire, circa 1800. The oval top above a turned beehive cylindrical standard, raised on a tripod ridged pad feet cabriole leg base. SIZE: 26-1/2"h x 20"l x 14"w. CONDITION: Overall very good, the surfaces in old, crusty varnish. One minor old repair, bottom of shaft at leg juncture. 9-24162

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NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRY SLANT LID DESK.

Lot 2028: NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE INLAID CHERRY SLANT LID DESK.

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Description: Last quarter of the 18th Century. This fine example with dovetailed case fitted with a hinged lid & thumbmolded edge opening to an interior of two banks of three small drawers centering a prospect door inlaid with an oval fan patera, flanked by valanced pigeonholes. The case of four long drawers on a molded base raised on dovetailed bracket feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 45" h x 43" w x 21" d. CONDITION: With old polished surfaces. Period brasses not original Backboards original, feet good. Lid has been fitted with two escutcheons, one on proper left side with lick. 9-24687

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FINE NEW HAMPSHIRE BIRCH TALL CASE CLOCK.

Lot 2029: FINE NEW HAMPSHIRE BIRCH TALL CASE CLOCK.

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Description: Circa 1800. The formal case in the manner of Boston or Roxbury cases. The arched bonnet surmounted by pierced fret work and mounted with three brass ball and spire finials on pediments above an arched cove molded cornice supported by stop-fluted columns with brass capitals and bases centering an astragal shaped door. The enameled dial with moon phase beneath the arch above a Roman numeral chapter ring centering a subsidiary seconds dial, time and strike apertures, and centering a calendar aperture. The brass movement striking on bell mounted to an Osborne iron plate. The case with engages stop-fluted quarter columns centering a rectangular door with thumb-molded edges joined to a box base with cove molding, raised on tall molded bracket feet with shaped returns. SIZE: 94" h, throat 14-1/2" w x 10-1/4" d. PROVENANCE: This clock handed down through the Adams' family by descent to Phineas and Hanna Morison Adams of Manchester, NH gifted to Avis Morison by descent to Avis H. Howells, Belfast, Maine. CONDITION: Dial in untouched condition, brass movement in need of cleaning; but appears intact. Case with cleaned surfaces but original including backboards and bracket feet.  Fret work in need of cosmetic repair. Finials appear old and original. Very good overall. 9-24881

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LARGE FULL BODY

Lot 2030: LARGE FULL BODY "ETHAN ALLEN AND WAGON" WEATHERVANE.

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Description: Late 19th century. Attributed to J. Harris & Son, Boston, Massachusetts. Nicely rendered with excellent detail. The rider with peaked cap and mustache, legs extended, feet resting on the tongue of the wagon, hands attached to wire reins. The surface is a pleasing mustard color. Offered on a museum mount. SIZE: 19-1/2"h x 47"l. PROVENANCE: From a private Maine collection. CONDITION: Old, professional bullet hole repairs and to seams in area of head. Now structurally very good. 9-24702

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RARE & IMPORTANT STEEPLE CHASE COPPER WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO (1852-67) WALTHAM, MA.

Lot 2030A: RARE & IMPORTANT STEEPLE CHASE COPPER WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO A.L. JEWELL & CO (1852-67) WALTHAM, MA.

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Description: This fine molded copper example with sheet copper mane, ears, and tail depicting a running horse jumping fence. With very good verdigris surfaces. The rear haunch scratched with the owner's initials "MC" (McLoon). SIZE: 33" h x 35" l. PROVENANCE: From the Estate of Olive H. McLoon, Dunstable, Massachusetts where it had been atop the barn of the family homestead. This weathervane had been stolen five years ago and recovered & retained by the police. The owner has since passed away and the weathervane is being sold for the Estate. We are privileged to have been selected by the Estate to offer this wonderful example. CONDITION: All original, one side of the copper gate absent. Three untouched bullet holes in body. Tip of tail is creased as is tail at body. Very good overall with wonderful patina. 9-25080

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NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL BY ABIGAIL GAY, BRIDGWATER ACADEMY, 1803.

Lot 2031: NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL BY ABIGAIL GAY, BRIDGWATER ACADEMY, 1803.

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Description: The oval silk needlework having an inscribed memorial monument "Sacred to the memory of Mr. Jason Gay Deceased December 1792, aged 18 years". Two willows hang over the monument with a rising sun and a leafy tree in the distance. The oval bordered with dark sawtooth needlework. The bottom written against grey silk "Wrought by Abigail S. Gay Bridgwater Academy, 1803". Housed in a period gilt wood frame and decorated eglomise glass. The back board having a John Doggett framing label, Roxbury Street. SIZE: Sight: 18" x 17-1/2". PROVENANCE: From a fine Belfast, Maine home. CONDITION: Generally very good, some minimal losses. 9-24884

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SILK NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL DATED 1805.

Lot 2032: SILK NEEDLEWORK MEMORIAL DATED 1805.

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Description: A large urn top monument inscribed in an oval "Sacred to the memory of the Rev'd Timothy Fuller 3 July 1805 _ _ 66". Reverend Timothy Fuller graduated from Harvard in 1760 and was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Assembly and was a pastor in Princeton, MA. A large willow tree overhanging the monument all in a landscape with blue sky. Housed in a period lemon gold molded wood frame. SIZE: Sight: 10" x 14-3/4". PROVENANCE: From a fine Belfast, Maine home. CONDITION: Generally good, appears to have darkened stain through left side of monument. 9-24884-1

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FINE POLYCHROME PAINTED WOOD GAME BOARD.

Lot 2033: FINE POLYCHROME PAINTED WOOD GAME BOARD.

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Description: American, 19th/20th century. The game board with original painted surfaces in yellow, black, green and maroon. Each quadrant painted with a shield form cartouche all within a black border. SIZE: 14-3/4" square. CONDITION: Structurally very good. The painted surfaces remain vibrant with overall, fine craquelure with some minor in painting to border. 9-23839

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EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD.

Lot 2034: EXCEPTIONAL POLYCHROME PAINTED PARCHEESI GAME BOARD.

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Description: Second half 19th century, New England, poplar wood. Rendered in vibrant blue, red and yellow on a blue field with black borders. Reverse titled "The Interesting Game of PARCHESIE (sic)" and additional faint inscription "Property of the Woods Family for Entertainment Only" in red script paint. Also in black paint within a bracket is a column of six family names; first three indistinct, last three "Jerome", "Calib" and "Audrey". Bracket to the right "THE WOODS". Final inscription very faint in black paint reads "try to keep this parchesie (sic) board". SIZE: 20" square x 1" thick. CONDITION: Overall very good with minor age appropriate wear and with old varnished paint surfaces. 9-24154

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RARE RIPLEY MARRIAGE/WEDDING LAMP.

Lot 2035: RARE RIPLEY MARRIAGE/WEDDING LAMP.

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Description: The lamp having two white opaline reservoirs, each fitted with brass burners. The burner wheel marked "E.F. Jones 1859". They are joined to a central blue opaline match holder marked "D.C. Ripley Pat. Pending". A brass stem connecting to a milk glass base. SIZE: 13-3/4" h x 9-1/2" at widest. CONDITION: Loose at joining stem, very good. Cover not present for match holder. 9-24791

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RARE STIEGEL AMETHYST DIAMOND PATTERN FLASK.

Lot 2036: RARE STIEGEL AMETHYST DIAMOND PATTERN FLASK.

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Description: Third quarter 18th Century American. Stiegel pattern molded amethyst glass flask in a diamonds above flute pattern. SIZE: H 5-1/4" CONDITION: Very good overall with normal expected light abrasions on base and sides of flask. Glass remains a deep rich color with no foxing. 9-24187

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IMPORTANT SOUTH NEW JERSEY GREEN GLASS LILY PAD CREAMER.

Lot 2037: IMPORTANT SOUTH NEW JERSEY GREEN GLASS LILY PAD CREAMER.

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Description: Mid 19th Century American. In pale green glass with pinched spout and everted rim applied with parallel lines of glass beading, the creamer applied with an S-scroll handle, decorated in a lily pad design above a flat foot rim. SIZE: 4-1/2" h. CONDITION: Generally very good with some minimal and minor damage to one row of beading at collar. Otherwise glass of good color and clear. 9-24186

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CHIPPENDALE CHERRY AND TIGER MAPLE TEA TABLE.

Lot 2038: EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CHIPPENDALE CHERRY AND TIGER MAPLE TEA TABLE.

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Description: Third quarter, 18th century. Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts. The single board top with scrolling, serpentine chamfered edge and turret corners. The boldly overhanging top joined to the rectangular base by its original wooden pegs, the apron with molded edge. Raised on square legs with beaded edge. The whole in old, black paint over original red paint. The top somewhat scrubbed, displaying a very old, worn varnished finish. The whole of original pegged construction. SIZE: 25"h x 27-1/4"l x 19-1/2"w. CONDITION: Very good, untouched with both original and old surfaces. With very good color and natural patina. 9-24167

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AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE TIGER MAPLE BUTLER'S SECRETARY.

Lot 2039: AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE TIGER MAPLE BUTLER'S SECRETARY.

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Description: Last quarter, 18th century, probably New York. The rectangular case with applied, molded edge above a conforming case. The top drawer with hinged front opening to an interior fitted with an arrangement of three banks of serpentine drawers above a row of pigeon holes over three long, graduated drawers on a molded base raised on shaped bracket feet. SIZE: 48"h x 42"w x 19"d. CONDITION: Refinished and professionally repaired with replaced hardware, otherwise good. 9-24342

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FEDERAL TIGER AND BIRD'S-EYE MAPLE BOOKCASE.

Lot 2040: FEDERAL TIGER AND BIRD'S-EYE MAPLE BOOKCASE.

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Description: First half 19th century. American. Rectangular cove molded cornice joined to conforming case fitted with single astragal-glazed and paneled door opening to interior fitted with five shelves, door mounted with H-form iron hinges. Whole raised on out-swept French feet centering shaped apron. SIZE: 6' h x 31-3/4" case width x 33-1/4' overall width x 11" d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with older cleaned surfaces, backboard original. 9-24359

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SILAS HOADLEY (1786-1870) PINE TALL CASE CLOCK.

Lot 2041: SILAS HOADLEY (1786-1870) PINE TALL CASE CLOCK.

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Description: The pine case with arched cornice, alternating with a central eagle finial flanked by urn and spire finials above a molded cornice over an astragal arched door flanked by free standing colonnettes. The conforming wood dial gilt and paint-decorated in the arch with a classical urn amidst flower heads. The Roman numeral chapter ring within gilt and painted spandrels containing a subsidiary seconds dial and calendar dial around which is painted "S. HOADLEY PLYMOUTH." The wooden works of oak, birch, maple and walnut driven by two canister weights, chiming on a bell. The pine waisted case with engaged quarter columns with brass capitals and bases centering a rectangular door with thumb molded edges on a high molded box base terminating in tapered French feet. NOTE: It is thought by the current owners that the wooden works may possibly be those of Gideon Roberts of Bristol, Connecticut with a Silas Hoadley dial. In any event, the movement appears to be original to the face. SIZE: 85-1/2" h x 14" w x 10" d (overall). CONDITION: The case has been stripped of original decorations and/or grained surfaces. The movement and face are in very good condition. 9-23854

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RARE & IMPORTANT LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE.

Lot 2042: RARE & IMPORTANT LEAPING STAG WEATHERVANE.

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Description: Circa 1865-1870, attributed to Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts. Full bodied copper example with cast zinc head, antlers, tail, and rock outcropping, depicted leaping over a bush. Sold with museum stand. SIZE: 18" h x 26-1/2" l. 19-1/2" h overall. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Surface with traces of early gilt finish with very good verdigris patina. 9-24144

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OUTSTANDING RARE & IMPORTANT TAVERN SIGN FOR

Lot 2043: OUTSTANDING RARE & IMPORTANT TAVERN SIGN FOR "THE EASTERN INN".

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Description: A note accompanying the sign indicates that this was off an old brick building known as the "Eastern Inn" located on what is now known as the "Elkton-Lisbon Road", 1-1/2 miles off Route 7. The Inn was owned & operated by John Cannon during the days of the stagecoach lines. It was sold to Reed Clark, then to J H Warrick. The Inn was razed in 1890 and a house erected on the site. This fabulous sign retains what appears to be its original paint. The central rectangular panel having in large black letters "The Eastern Inn by Jno. Cannon". The rectangular frame signed on the bottom in bold black lettering "Painted by John Kraft Pixit Hoc. Signum". The top having an open scroll crest with decorated bowl between dated "1829". The bottom crest with shaped design having a painted soup bowl with spoon. The top sides having wrought iron hanging hardware. The back side being identical without the painters line. SIZE: 75" h x 45" w. CONDITION: One small element with finial missing on top crest, paint decoration still intact with some surface wear, shrinkage to boards, but in remarkably good condition. 9-24097

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RARE AMERICAN TRADE SIGN.

Lot 2044: RARE AMERICAN TRADE SIGN.

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Description: Last quarter 19th century, probably New York. Large and finely detailed example of a carved Quanyin Buddha figure, with hands in mudra position. Believed to be a tea shop trade figure for window display. Carved in white pine with original polychrome paint decoration. Probably intended to display a case of tea in his lap. Recently discovered in a Hudson River Valley, NY home. Reference: Treasury of American Design by Clarence P. Hornung, Vol 1, page 66, figure 173-176. SIZE: 38-1/2" h x 25" w x 23" d. CONDITION: Structurally very good with minor paint loss and with old small age splits. One fingertip with restoration, otherwise very good, untouched condition. 9-24150

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IMPORTANT PATENT DOCUMENT FOR WILLIAM POLLARD OF PHILADELPHIA SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON & THOMAS JEFFERSON.

Lot 2045: IMPORTANT PATENT DOCUMENT FOR WILLIAM POLLARD OF PHILADELPHIA SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON & THOMAS JEFFERSON.

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Description: The document as follows: "The United States. To all to whom these patents shall come-greeting. Whereas William Pollard of Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania, hath presented a petition to the Secretary of State, the Secretary for the Department of War, and the Attorney General of the United States alleging and suggesting that he hath discovered the following useful improvement on a machine for spinning cotton not before known or used..." Dated December 13, 1791 and signed G. Washington and Th. Jefferson. Having a partial U.S. seal in upper left. Housed in a partial gilt and black frame with cutout matte including an engraving of Washington and one of Jefferson, both by Gilbert Stuart. Also included are two commemorative peace medals, one of Washington, the other of Jefferson. The back having a window showing the reverse of the document dated December 30, 1791 and signed Edm. Randolph, Attorney General of the United States. The frame has a Thomas F. Madigan, New York label "Autographs of the Worlds Greatest". SIZE: Overall Sight: 24-1/2" x 26". PROVENANCE: From a coastal New Jersey home. CONDITION: Matte has toning, document has minor flaws including a few small holes and loss of part of its seal. Signatures are clear, part of Randolph's signature is faded. Not examined out of frame. 9-24242

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WILLIAM PITT STAMP ACT REPEALED DISPATCH BOX.

Lot 2046: WILLIAM PITT STAMP ACT REPEALED DISPATCH BOX.

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Description: The small dome top box having a small iron bale handle on top and iron hasp with lock. It is covered on all sides with leather which probably was dyed a bright red originally. On the top of the lid at the center is gold embossed crown below it "W P" (for William Pitt) and the inscription "Stamp Act Repd" (repealed) "March 18 1766". To either side are embossed orbs (the seal of the city of London) with the initials "B T". In the four corners are identical designs reminiscent of four interlocking gears which may resemble sunbursts. The outer border with a continuous floral design. The interior is lined with 18th Century imprints of maps, an engraving entitled "America", and a page titled "An Accurate Description of America". These boxes, along with a number of other types of items were made to commemorate the event. SIZE: 7" h x 17" l x 9-1/2" d. PROVENANCE: From a coastal New Jersey home. CONDITION: All original, the leather has cracked and there are scattered areas of loss on the sides, the lid virtually intact. Rawhide & eyelets have been added to hold the lid open. 9-24260

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FRAMED ETCHING

Lot 2046A: FRAMED ETCHING "THE REPEAL, OR THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF MISS AMERIC-STAMP".

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Description: A rare engraving celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act with its pro-trade and pro-American message with the last statement "These numbers will ever be held in esteem by the true Sons of Liberty". The black & white illustration shows a group of men in a funeral procession on the banks of the Thames River with warehouses & ships in the background. At the head of the procession Dr. W. Scott stands at the open doors to the tomb while holding the text to his sermon while a dog relieves himself on his feet. Two men holding flags are behind him with George Grenville carrying a child-size coffin and five other men behind. Two Bishops bring up the rear. The etcher, Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788) was a London portrait artist and friend of Benjamin Franklin. The image having below a title and multi-paragraph description. At a later date someone has pencil and penned a description regarding the people in the etching. Housed in a modern silver frame with glass. Circa last quarter of the 18th Century. SIZE: Sight: 11-1/2" x 15-1/2". CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. The imprint plate mark fully visible with 1" margins at sides and bottom; 1/4" at the top. Losses to left & right bottom corner (in margin) and top edge (margin). No other faults noted. 9-23779

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IMPORTANT 18th CENTURY AMERICAN

Lot 2047: IMPORTANT 18th CENTURY AMERICAN "HELL HORSE" POWDER HORN.

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Description: Nice example engraved with name of maker "William Steel Peekskill August y 1777" decorated overall with arrangement of three long houses centering a rectangle within which is "No 2 Bs", to the right of which is scrimmed a large winged dragon with curling pointed tail. Reverse decorated with plants. Fitted to wooden spout and plugged with planed wood cap. NOTE: In March of '77 Peekskill was the scene of a battle which was waged between Colonel Marinus Willett against ten British ships which had disembarked 500 British soldiers who burned the American Barracks and some military supplies. Outnumbered, Willett attacked and the British force fell back to their boats & withdrew. We believe this horn depicts the barracks at Peekskill and is a wonderful example. SIZE: 13" l overall. PROVENANCE: From a coastal Connecticut home. CONDITION: At base of horn missing 1/2" square area, spout with old chip at end. Otherwise very good with good patina. 9-23912

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