Auction 10.02.2004

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 10.02.2004

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An eight spoke ship's wheel

An eight spoke ship's wheel Anonymous (American, 20th century) Each of the eight spokes are turned with billy club handles. The center hub of the wheel is iron as is the supporting frame around the outer wooden wheel. 45 in. (114.3 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A coffee table in the form of a catboat hull

A coffee table in the form of a catboat hull Anonymous (American, 20th century) The hull of a small catboat copied in mahogany with keelson, bow, transom, and sheer strip. With a small cockpit, centerboard trunk, the deck with scored planking and coaming, four brass pedestals, in the form of winches

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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American School, 19th Century

American School, 19th Century Calligraphy Drawing with Eagle and Shield ink and watercolor on paper 8½in. x 6½in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A scrimshaw whales tooth depicting the U.S.S. Constitution

A scrimshaw whales tooth depicting the U.S.S. Constitution ** Anonymous (American, early 20th century) An old whales tooth with recent engraving depicting a ship portrait of the U.S.S. Constitution under full sail and viewed from the port side. Above the image of the ship is engraved "Old

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A group of three scrimshaw teeth depicting important American patriots

A group of three scrimshaw teeth depicting important American patriots** Anonymous (American, early 20th century) The first tooth depicts an portrait of John Hancock on one side, and an image of the colonial frigate John Hancock on the other. The second tooth depicts a portrait of Patrick Henry on

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A pair of scrimshaw whales teeth

A pair of scrimshaw whales teeth** Anonymous (American, early 20th century) One with the image of three masted, square rigged ship, and the other engraved with the image of a sperm whale. Both engravings are very finely executed and filled with color inks. 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) each. (2

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A group of three scrimshaw teeth depicting images from the American Civil War

A group of three scrimshaw teeth depicting images from the American Civil War** Anonymous (American, early 20th century) The first tooth depicts an image of the "Stone Fleet" and is inscribed "Bound For Chraleston/The Stone Fleet" and lists some of the ships including: bark Garland , ship Rebecca

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A group of three scrimshaw teeth engraved with portraits of George...

A group of three scrimshaw teeth engraved with portraits of George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson** Anonymous (American, early 20th century) Each of the three teeth is engraved with the image of a former President of the United States. The tooth with George Washington is engraved on the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks and a small carved figure

A pair of scrimshaw walrus tusks and a small carved figure** Anonymous (attributed to Inuet, 20th century) The larger of the two walrus tusks is engraved with a variety of hunting scenes, including: a polar bear hunt, a whale hunt and a seal hunt. Also depicted are some home life scenes and a

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A mahogany and scrimshaw rolling pin

A mahogany and scrimshaw rolling pin** Anonymous (American, 20th century) A mahogany rolling pin, with a taperd roller and whale bone handles on either end. The handles are engraved with whaling scenes and a compass rose star at either end. 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) long

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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An American ebony and brass octant in a keystone box

An American ebony and brass octant in a keystone box Frye & Shaw, New York (American, 19th century) A 9" radius octant with ivory scales and name-plate, filters, lens sight, brass arm, brass feet, thumb screw vernier adjuster, ebony and brass handle. In a keystone mahogany case with trade label of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,400 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A Fine German Binnacle with Compass and Range Finder

A Fine German Binnacle with Compass and Range Finder German, 20th century A mahogany staved binnacle with original base, brass arms holding the red and green compensating balls, inclinometer, gimballed compass by C. Plath of Hamburg, gimballed range finder at the top of the brass hood in the form of

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A Gimballed Stick Barometer

A Gimballed Stick Barometer Anonymous, ca. 1910 A nickle plated brass tube supporting a mercury filled well, the barometer tube with the scales inscribed on an inner tube. With an adjustable vernier and a thermometer affixed to the exterior of the tube in the middle. 38 in. (96.5 cm.) length

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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An English Stick Barometer

An English Stick Barometer Rodgerson (English, 19th century) signed on the face Rodgerson; St. James Str, Liverpool , with an ivory face engraved with the barometric scale and corresponding weather conditions, with an adjustable vernier, tiger maple case, original gimball and mounting bracket, and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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An American bulkhead mounted clock and barometer set

An American bulkhead mounted clock and barometer set Seth Thomas, (American 19th & 20th centuries) The clock with a 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diameter steel dial with black Arabic numerals, signed Seth Thomas above the 6, and a slow/fast regulator below the twelve, blackened steel hands, within a nickle

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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An Early 21st Century Gilt-Brass Obelisk

An Early 21st Century Gilt-Brass Obelisk A. Moretti (Italian, 20th & 21st centuries) signed on the base-plate 'A. Moretti', a gilt-brass obelisk with Egyptian Hieroglyphics 23. 3/4 in. (65 cm.), height

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A Modern Early 21st Century 9 in. Diameter Gilt-Brass Celestial Globe, in...

A Modern Early 21st Century 9 in. Diameter Gilt-Brass Celestial Globe, in the Islamic Style A. Moretti, (Italian, 20th & 21st centuries) signed A. Moretti Roma on the base-plate the constellations depicted by mythical beast and figures, the axis through the horizon, with a horizon circle graduated

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A Pair of Terrestrail Globes with a Nautical Motif

A Pair of Terrestrail Globes with a Nautical Motif J. Felkl and sons (Czechoslovakian, 20th century) Both globes illustrate the continets, countries, oceans and currents of the world. The text and type are in Czechoslovakian. Well detailed and both displayed on dolphin bases. The larger globe has a

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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An unusual brass Islamic armillary sphere

An unusual brass Islamic armillary sphere Anonymous, 19th century. The 2 inch (5.1 cm.) diameter celestial globe at the centre with the ecliptic and equatorial graduated, held on a central axis inclined at an angle of approximately 230, within six concentric meridians on the same axis, all with

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912)

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912) The U.S.M Frank & Helen McAvoy in coastal waters signed and dated 'Thos. Willis 1910.' (lower right) oil on canvas, with applied silk and velour 20¼ x 36½ in. (51.4 x 92.7 cm

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912)

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912) The Naiad in calm waters signed 'T. Willis' (lower right) oil on canvas, with silk thread and cotton 20¼ x 36¼ in. (51.4 x 92.1 cm

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)

Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) The French liner La Touraine in heavy seas signed, inscribed and dated 'A. Jacobsen 1894/31 Palisades Av. West Hoboken N.J.' (lower right) oil on canvas 21 x 35 in. (53.4 x 89 cm

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A tilt top table depicting two French Line Ships

A tilt top table depicting two French Line Ships Anonymous (French, early 20th century) A simple table base with a hinged top which has been covered with a painted tin sheet depicting the Companie General Trans-Atlantique pier in New York in the early 20th century. Tied up to either side of the pier

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)

Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) The French liner La Touraine outward bound for America signed, inscribed and dated 'A Jacobsen 1900/31 Palisades Av. West Hoboken N.J.' (lower right) oil on canvas 30 x 50 in. (76.3 x 127 cm

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A Marconi Message From the S.S. Scandinavian relating to the rescue of...

A Marconi Message From the S.S. Scandinavian relating to the rescue of passengers from the R.M.S. Titanic Dated April 15th 1912 this original Marconi draft, hand written by H. Hayes, Marconi officer clearly details the seriousness of the disaster. 11¼ x 8 1/8 in. (28.6 x 20.9 cm.) paper dimensions

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A detailed display model of the White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic

A detailed display model of the White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic Anonymous (American, 20th century) A well detailed, large scale model of this famous and tragic ship. The hull is painted with a rust red bottom and black topsides. The deck of the model is planked in basswood strips and fitted with

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)

Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) The R.M.S. Lusitania under full steam signed and dated 'Antonio Jacobsen. 1908' (lower left) oil on board 22 x 35½ in. (55.8 x 90.3 cm

Lot #: 41

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A scale waterline model of the U.S. Lines ship S.S. Manhattan

A scale waterline model of the U.S. Lines ship S.S. Manhattan R. Hughes (British, 20th century) This fine small scale waterline model in 1:600 scale has the hull built up in wood and painted in U.S. Lines livery, with black and white topsides with the port holes and windows carefully drawn in. The

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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A scale waterline model of the Italian Lines ship S.S. Rex

A scale waterline model of the Italian Lines ship S.S. Rex R. Hughs (British, 20th century) This fine, small scale waterline model, in 1:500 scale has the hull built up from wood and painted in Italian Lines livery. The hull is painted with black and white topsides with the windows and port holes

Lot #: 43

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,500

Date: 10 Feb 2004

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Percy Loomis Sperr (American, 1889-1964)

Percy Loomis Sperr (American, 1889-1964) The S.S. Boston ; The Shinnecock ; The S.S. Conte Biancamano ; The S.S. Europa and The S.S. Rex on her maiden voyage to New York signed, dated and inscribed 'P.L. Sperr/1930, 1925, 1933, 1932, 1933/1046.SS Boston/1683.Ferry boat Shinnecock/40. American Legion

Lot #: 44

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 10 Feb 2004