ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW ‘BONE’ WHALE WHALING SHIP HELEN AUGUSTA PLOTTER

ANTIQUE SCRIMSHAW ‘BONE’ WHALE WHALING SHIP HELEN AUGUSTA PLOTTER

$345.00

Circa

1865

Country of manufacture

North America

Category: Maritime Art & Sailor Craft

Description

   For your consideration is this small ‘ NAVIGATION PLOTTER ‘.  Probably more of gift to the ship’s captain as a desk ornament than a working navigation instrument.  3 7/8  inches long (98.4mm).   Amply scrimed with a sperm whale; the ship whaler ‘Helen Augusta (Newport Rhode Island, US) ‘; D.L. Worth – Captain; and an 1865 date.  Ivory/ bone over rosewood with a written attribution on the back.  Can’t say with certainty it’s authenticity, but would note the amateur scrim expertise,  the lack of notoriety for this ship and  the size would lead me to believe authentic and of the period.. 

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US Stuart Johnson Antiques

Stuart Johnson Antiques

Located on the island city of Alameda on the San Francisco Bay.
My life as a collector began over 30 years ago, when on a whim, I stopped at a yard sale and happened upon an old ship's compass. I was instantly attracted to the brass, glass and mahogany, as well as the engineering involved in its construction. That interest led me to basements, attics, and long hours sitting at auctions in search of Scientific instruments and unusual antiques.
I'm delighted to be included in the Fleaglass site and will try to present ongoing offerings of science, maritime and technical items of interest. Thank you and enjoy...

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