Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:00AM - Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:00AM
MARITIME ART AT AUCTION
Thursday and Friday, JULY 18th & 19th, 2013,
at 10:00 am each day
Wednesday, July 17th,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
& mornings of each sale,
Undoubtedly the finest collection of crimshaw, marine paintings, books,
instruments, and maritime-related items to be offered at Eldred’s in recent
memory. Drawn, in part, from the Collection of Benno Brenninkmeyer, a
Cape Cod collector of discriminating taste, as well as local and distant
estates and collections.
A.N. G. Jacobsen Thomas Luny Steam yacht Corsair
Capt. Cook's voyages (2) Capt. Cook's voyages R. Dellon 1725
Salient items: scrimshaw includes over 150 items, fifty of which are 19th C. whale’s
teeth, many with polychromed work: all have period whaleman scrimshaw, the
remaining 100 items are whaleman art in rare and varied forms. Other ivory includes
contemporary works by noted engravers. Exceptional Napoleonic items include
prisoner-of-war models, several from the Clive Gomshall-Lloyd collection. Artists
include J.E. Buttersworth, T. Luny, C.W. Ashley, R. Cahoon, A. Jacobsen, C.W. Wyllie, C.H. Gifford,W.P. Storck and others as well as 19th C. view of the Hongs & full-length portrait of a young boy dated 1725. Books: over 135 lots: A Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage… (Ledyard), Captain Cook’s Voyages (Ellis, 3 vols. and Rickman –possibly—one vol), log book for clipper ship Flying Cloud, whaling log book, Funeral Procession of Arthur Duke of Wellington & other Wellington memorabilia, varied & interesting book categories. Also: exceptional silver plated model of a sandbagger, French gilt wheel-type barometer, rare Chelsea automatic clock and mounted bell, fine group of scientific and nautical instruments including stick barometers, rare backstaff quadrant, 18th C. universal equinoctial ring, & more, mid-20th C. carved, gilded & painted eagle plaque, English two-part campaign chest, German iron armada chest, cased & other models, sperm whale & other weather vanes, sailor’s valentines, prints by L.D. Eldred and Stobart, lanterns, navigational buoy, photographs, Eskimo cribbage boards & other items, Voorhees narwhal, maritime documents, relief-carved elephant ivory panel (ex-collection: B. Johnson), cannons, ship’s clocks, cane handles & much more.
18% Buyer’s Premium ~ Catalog: $ 50.00 by mail (MA tax, $ 2.50)
Online bidding available for this sale through “Artfact Live!”
at www.artfact.com with a 21% buyer’s premium. Pre-registration required.
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R.E. Cahoon 19th C. view of Hongs
C.W. Ashley Mid-19th C. whale's teeth R.E. Cahoon (2)
Prisoner-of-war guillotine Prisoner-of-war spinning jenny Mid-19th C. whale's tooth