Published: August 21, 2012
Ron Bourgeault, Northeast Auctions’ owner, appraiser and auctioneer, broke his own records at his stellar marine and China trade and historical Americana sale August 18‱9.
A whale’s tooth by the Pagoda/Albatross artist became the most expensive piece of scrimshaw sold at auction when it realized $324,000 from a private buyer, and a pair of China Trade portraits by Spoilum, circa 1802, depicting Captain James Cary of Nantucket and merchant Chung Qua of Canton brought $401,000 from a telephone buyer.
A complete report of the sale will appear in a future edition.
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