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1 Attributed to Jacob Maentel (American, ) Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1830, depicting the woman and gentleman each standing in a landscape, the woman wears a black dress with a sheer white bonnet and collar with ruffled trim and holds a book in her hand, a penciled inscription on the reverse reads, #0824 Anna Illig Shaefferstown Pa, the gentleman, dressed in black trousers and waistcoat with tails, white shirt and cravat, holds a top hat in one hand, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4, 12 x 8 in., mounted in period reeded wood frames with square block corners. Condition: Light stains, minor creases, toning, minor foxing. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, pp $12,000-18,000 41

2 American School, 19th Century Schoolgirl Portrait of Her Seminary and Grounds. Unsigned, inscribed Ellen Gilbert s Picture on the reverse. Watercolor and pen and ink on paper, depicting three large Federal-style buildings, garden, and lawns in an oval reserve with yellow flower sprigs in the black painted corners, 17 x 21 3/8 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Stains, minor toning, minor small edge repairs, tears, and losses. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p $8,000-12,000 42

3 Top: 109, bottom: Attributed to James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/ ) Pair of Portraits of Two Children. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c , depicting the children in profile seated on fanciful green upholstered chairs with yellow painted frames, the boy holds a toy and the girl holds a book, their heads and chairs surrounded by shaded gray cloud-like formations, sight size 3 x 1 7/8 in., framed together in a grain painted wood frame. Condition: Minor toning, old light mat stains Attributed to James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/ ) Portrait of a Girl Holding a White Rose. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c , depicting the girl in profile seated on a fanciful green upholstered chair with grain painted frame, her head and chair surrounded by shaded gray cloudlike formations, sight size 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in., in a mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Laid down onto paper. $6,000-8,000 Provenance: Ex collection George Schoellkopf, New York City. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p. 155; and Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, by Sandra Brant and Elissa Cullman, Dutton, New York, 1980, p. 40, fig. 50. $8,000-12,000 43

4 Cast Zinc and Molded Copper Index Horse Weather Vane, attributed to J. Howard & Co., West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, c. 1860, the front portion of the body of cast zinc, with molded hollow copper mid and hind sections, applied copper ears, mane, and corrugated tail, mounted on an iron strap base fastened with iron clips, weathered yellow sizing surface with traces of gilding, further mounted on a wood base, (minor imperfections), ht. 19 1/2, lg. 27 in. Literature: A similar example is illustrated in The Art Of The Weathervane, by Steve Miller, Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1984, p. 20. $30,000-50,000 44

5 Molded Copper Horse and Rider Weather Vane, possibly A. L. Jewell, Waltham, Massachusetts, (active ), featuring a gentleman rider wearing a stovepipe hat seated atop a flattened full-body horse with pierced eyes, embossed sheet copper tail, copper wire reins, mounted on a zinc bar wrapped in sheet copper further mounted on a wooden plank, weathered surface with verdigris, yellow sizing, and traces of gilt, (minor imperfections), total ht. 23, lg. 19 in. Provenance: Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts. $10,000-15,000 45

6 Molded Copper Cow Weather Vane, America, late 19th century, flattened full-body cow figure with copper horns, ears, and tail, mounted on a copper rod, dark patina with vestiges of gilding and traces of verdigris, including wooden stand, (minor imperfections), total ht. 20 1/2, lg. 25 1/2 in. Literature: Folk Art in Festive Dress, House Beautiful, December 1986, Volume 128, number 12, p. 46. $10,000-15,000 46

7 Sheet and Wrought Iron Peacock Weather Vane, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1800, cut-out sheet iron body with wrought iron comb and tail ornaments and strap reinforcements, mounted on an iron shaft, rusty weathered mustard yellow surface, ht. 27 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex collections Frank and Barbara Pollack; Bob Bishop, New York City. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p A similar example is illustrated in American Folk Sculpture by Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1974, p. 13, and in The Flowering of American Folk Art by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester, Viking Press, New York, 1974, p. 140, fig $4,000-6, Molded Sheet Copper Gamecock Weather Vane, America, early 19th century, flattened full-body figure with zinc legs, embossed sheet copper tail, mounted on copper rods, graybrown surface with softly worn areas of white, black, and gilt, and scattered areas of verdigris, including wooden stand, (minor dents), total ht. 22 3/4 in. Literature: American Folk Sculpture by Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, $4,000-6,000 47

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9 116. Painted Wood and Copper Sailboat Weather Vane, America, early 20th century, the boat with furled sail, white painted hull and aluminum rudder above a copper arrow painted red, no stand, ht. 23 1/2, lg. 20 3/4 in. $ Carved and Painted Wood and Iron Soldier Whirligig, America, 19th century, the figure wearing a peaked hat with traces of red and black paint, a red jacket with brass tack buttons, cream-colored trousers, red boots, rotating wire arms fitted with sheet iron paddles with vestiges of mustard paint, mounted on an iron rod, including square black metal base, (losses to hat, belt, and jacket), ht. 33 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p Carved Wooden Stalking Lion Figure, America, probably late 19th/early 20th century, the figure with painted facial features, mounted on a tiger maple plinth, (imperfections), ht. 5 1/2, lg. 5 3/4 in. $ Carved and Painted Nodder Folk Art Figure of a Man, America, late 19th/early 20th century, standing bearded figure with articulated arms, one activating a nodding head, wearing a black hat, dark green jacket, red vest, orange necktie and buttons, brown trousers and black boots, mounted on a turned wooden stand, (chips to rear of hat brim), ht. 11 in. $ Carved and Painted Wooden Military Officer Whirligig, probably America, late 19th century, the figure wearing a black helmet, a red jacket with cream-colored epaulets, the sleeves with black chevrons, black pants and shoes, mounted on a wooden disk, (minor wear), ht. 22 1/4 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, on the cover and p Papier-mâché Milliner s Head, probably France, early 19th century, the bust-length model with painted facial features, hair, and dress neckline ornamented with a flower sprig, (minor cracks), ht. 15 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p Carved and Painted Wooden Owl Figure, America, early to mid-20th century, the figure with inset leather ears, brass tack eyes, and wire legs, mounted on a wooden stand, ht. 6 1/4 in. $ Carved and Painted Wooden Penguin Figure, attributed to Charles Hart, Gloucester, Massachusetts, c. 1930, the figure with tack eyes, inset beak, applied flippers, painted black and white with red and gold on throat, applied webbed feet mounted on a square wooden base, weathered surface, (imperfections), ht. 6 1/2, base wd. 3 1/4 in. Literature: A similar penguin is illustrated in American Folk Sculpture, by Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, p. 177, before the maker was identified, and is now in the Smithsonian Institution. $1,000-1, Papier-mâché Milliner s Head, probably France, early 19th century, bust-length model with painted facial features, hair, and dress bodice, applied kidskin cap with padded back, (minor cracks), ht. 16 5/8 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p Carved and Painted Folk Art Adam and Eve Figural Group, America, 19th century, fully carved standing figures, Adam holding the forbidden fruit, standing on a square carved platform mounted with a fence with pegged joinery, with inset Tree of Knowledge and encircling serpent, ht. 13 1/4, wd. 8 1/4, dp. 8 in. $1,500-2, Carved and Painted Wood and Tin Sailor Whirligig, Massachusetts, c. 1865, carved wooden standing figure with rotating arms with tin paddles, the hat, shirt, and trousers painted dark blue with white details, red painted face and stand, ht. 19 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p. 148, and American Folk Sculpture by Robert Bishop, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1974, p Carved and Painted Wooden Leopard Figure, America, dated 1910, the reclining flattened full-body figure painted with yellow spots, punchwork date 1910 on one side, mounted on a wooden stand, ht. 5 1/4, lg. 8 3/4 in. $ Painted Cast Iron Hand Stamp, America, late 19th century, hand-form stamp leaving impressed seal for National Union Bank Woonsocket R.I., (paint wear), ht. 10, lg. 8 1/4 in. $ Carved and Painted Wooden Indian Whirligig, America, 19th century, flattened full figure with carved headdress, rotating arms joined by iron wire, vestiges of paint on jacket and headdress, black trousers and boots, mounted on a wooden wedge, (repair, losses), ht. 10 1/4 in. 49

10 Six Carved and Painted Miniature Water Fowl Decoys, Robert G. Kerr, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, c. 1970, the figures with finely delineated feathers and details, inset glass eyes, including a black duck, a greenwing teal hen and drake, ruddy duck hen and drake, and a sleeping Canada goose, four are stamped with the maker s name, one inscribed with the maker s name, two signed and dated by the maker, ht. 1 3/4-2 7/8, lg. 3 3/4-8 in.; accompanying the figures is a softcover book Decoys at Shelburne Museum, by David S. Webster and William Kehoe, published by the Shelburne Museum, 1971, in which five figures by Robert Kerr are illustrated and discussed on p. 97. Note: According to the book mentioned above, Mr. Kerr had been a consistent winner at decoy exhibitions both in the United States and Canada and earned the title of Outstanding International Carver. $1,500-2, Carved and Painted Wooden Figure of a Lion, America, late 19th century, carved full figure with inset glass eyes, applied felt ears, fur mane, horsehair whiskers, rope tail, and horsehair tail tuft, ht. 11, lg. 12 1/4 in Carved and Painted Wooden Soldier Whirligig, America, 19th century, carved full figure with iron tack eyes, brass tack double breasted buttons on his red painted jacket, white breeches, black hat and boots, green painted rotating paddle arms, on a carved red and yellow painted base further mounted on a black painted wooden plinth, (scattered paint losses), ht. 25 in. Provenance: Ex collections Mary Allis, Southport, Connecticut; Gerald Kornblau, New York City. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p

11 A. Caged Bird Squeak Toy, probably Germany, 19th century, the blue and orange flocked bird mounted on a perch in a wire and wood cage with applied foliate decoration, ht. 7 1/4 in. $ Carved and Painted Wooden Gentleman Whirligig, America, late 19th/early 20th century, flattened full-body figure with worn black painted facial features, wearing a black jacket and cream-colored pants, and a gray painted hat, with carved wooden rotating paddle arms, mounted on a black circular wood base, (scattered paint losses), ht. 24. Provenance: Ex collection George Schoellkopf, New York City. $ Painted and Glazed Corner Cupboard, probably Duchess County, New York, c , the flat molded cornice above a molded and cockbeaded case flanking two glazed doors opening to three shaped shelves, on slightly projecting molded and cockbeaded base centering a hinged door with molded recessed panel, old blue-gray paint over earlier red, old replaced hinges, ht. 88, wd. 50 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $3,000-5, Paint Decorated Pine Six-Board Chest, probably Connecticut, c. 1790, the rectangular molded hinged top opens to an interior with till, on a box with applied molded skirt and cut-out sides, the chest painted blue, the front with central overlapping urns holding a symmetrical arrangement of sunflowers, flanked by mermaids holding flowering vines; early blue painted background with later polychrome decoration, (imperfections), ht. 23 3/4, wd. 43 1/2, dp. 17 1/2 in. $3,000-5, Small Mahogany Whale-end Shelf, America, 19th century, with three shelves, ht. 20 1/2, wd. 19, dp. 6 1/2 in. $ Painted Tin Candlestick, America, early 19th century, cylindrical candle cup with everted rim, push-up lever mounted on a square domed base, painted black, the base with green and yellow leaf decoration on the corners, and a yellow wavy line border, ht. 5 1/8, base dia. 5 3/4 in. Literature: A similar candlestick is illustrated in The History & Folklore of American Country Tinware, by Margaret Coffin, p $

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13 138. Five Paint Decorated Tinware Items, America, early 19th century, including three dome-top trunks, each with a band of white painted with red, green, and yellow stylized leaves and flowers across the front, further embellished with various yellow twisted ribbons, four-point stars, and striping motifs; an apple basket with polychrome stenciled floral design and gilt highlights on a black ground; a tea cannister with a band of leaves on the shoulder with a band of fruit below on a black ground, (scattered paint loss), ht /2, lg. 4 1/4-11 3/4 in. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p $ Polychrome and Gilt Porcelain Presentation Pitcher, possibly U.S. Pottery Company, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1855, the pitcher with maroon glazed spout and neck ornamented with a leafy branch issuing from the branching handle, the sides monogrammed M. F. H., gilt rim and highlights, ht. 9 5/8 in. $1,000-1, Slip Decorated Redware Plate, probably New England, early 19th century, round plate with coggled rim, yellow slip wavyline decoration, (glaze wear, old rim chip), dia. 9 in. $ Six Paint Decorated Tinware Items, America, early 19th century, including three trunks: one rectangular with flat hinged top painted black with red, yellow, and green stylized fruit and flowers on the front, and yellow leaf and dot border and yellow striping; two dome-top trunks, one with white painted border on the front with red and green undulating flower design and salmon painted leaf, twisted ribbon, dot, and swag borders against a black ground, and a small trunk with a red berry and green and yellow leaves painted on the front with yellow leaf, swag, and linear embellishments on a black ground; a snuff box with hinged lid, turned wooden knop, with polychrome painted flowers on the front and yellow stripe borders; a tapered cylindrical syrup jug with strap handle, with red and yellow brushstroke decoration on a black ground; a small oval tea caddy with cover, painted yellow with red, blue, and green flower and leaf decoration, (paint wear, imperfections), ht. 3 1/8-5 1/8 in. $ American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Wearing a White Lace Bonnet and Ruff. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, c. 1820, 22 x 17 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good. Provenance: Ex collection Stephen Clarke. $1,000-1, Attributed to Micah Williams (New Jersey and New York, ) Portrait of a Woman Holding a Book. Unsigned. Pastel on paper, c. 1820, depicting a likeness of a woman seated in a chair, with blue-gray eyes, wearing a sheer white ruffled bonnet, black shawl and dress, against a background color similar to her eye color, in her left hand she holds a book, sight size 25 3/4 x 21 in., in a black painted molded wood frame. Condition: Two repaired tears u.r. Note: Micah Williams worked mainly in pastels in the vicinity of Monmouth County, New Jersey. He often keyed the background color to the color of the subject s eyes and usually lined the pastel paper with newspaper as was done in this example. Exhibitions: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, By and for the People: American Folk Art From a Private Collection, October 3rd -November 14th 1976, retains exhibition label. $3,000-5, Mochaware Mug, England, 19th century, pearlware mug with applied handle with foliate terminals, banded in light blue and dark brown with earthworm decoration in blue, white, and brown on a light gray ground, ht. 3 5/8 in. $ Mochaware Bowl, England, early 19th century, hemispheric creamware bowl banded in dark brown with earthworm decoration in blue, white, and black on a light blue ground, (hairlines, pitting), ht. 3 1/2, dia. 6 1/2 in. $ Painted Chest over Two Drawers, Connecticut River Valley, last half 18th century, the molded lift top opens to a well above a case of three recessed panels above two graduated drawers, the ends with two recessed panels, joined to the square stiles ending in turned feet, repainted red, (restoration), ht. 40, wd. 38, dp. 19 in. $3,000-5, Slip Decorated Redware Loaf Dish, possibly Norwalk, Connecticut, early 19th century, coggled rim on rectangular dish with yellow slip bacon strip decoration, (minor old rim chips), 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. $1,000-1, Polychrome Painted Chalkware Stag Figure, America, early 19th century, recumbent figure on an integral molded base painted with stylized leaves, (minor hairline, scattered paint loss), ht. 9 1/4, lg. 8 1/4 in Chippendale Red Painted Slant-lid Desk, northern New England, late 18th century, the lid opens to a stepped interior with valanced compartments and shaped and carved drawers above a case of four thumb-molded graduated drawers on bracket feet, replaced brasses, old surface, (repairs and imperfections), ht. 45, wd. 40, dp. 20 1/2 in. Note: The center interior drawer is inscribed in paint A.B. Crabtree, Hancock, Maine, September 5, $3,000-5,000 53

14 Paint Decorated Wash Stand, New England, c , the shaped back splash with shelf above the pierced top on vase and ring-turned supports with medial shelf and drawer on legs ending in ball feet, original paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 18, dp. 15 1/2 in. $2,500-3, Pair of Paint Decorated Leather Fire Buckets, America, c. 1821, the fire buckets centered with painted clasped hands flanked by No. 1 and No. 2, above an oval cartouche inscribed F.W. MITCHELL, another smaller oval inscribed 1821 flanked by a banner inscribed MUT L FIRE SOCIETY with foliate borders against a black painted ground, red painted collar (handles and handle loops replaced, losses around one rim, paint losses), ht. to top of bucket 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex collection Betty Sterling, New York City. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, on the cover and p $4,000-6, Paint Decorated Fireman s Parade Hat, Monroe Fire Company, Philadelphia, dated 1823, the hat painted red with MONROE inscribed in gilt lettering on a black banner across the front of the crown highlighted by a gilt sunburst, the back with gilt painted year 1823, the top with indistinct initials, possibly J. F, (repairs), ht. 6, dia. 12 1/2 in. $2,500-3, Pair of Fancy Painted Chairs, probably New England, c. 1825, the rectangular concave crests centering freehand painted shells and foliate designs in gold, green, and red, flanked by panels enclosing sheaves of wheat above turned raking stiles and three horizontal spindles and shaped rushed seats on vase and ring-turned legs joined by stretchers, all-over faux tortoiseshell paint, (minor imperfections), ht. 35, seat ht. 18 in. $1,000-1, American School, 19th Century Family Record and Memorial. Unsigned. Watercolor and pen and ink on paper, c. 1833, depicting the vital statistics of Russell Streeter of North Adams, Massachusetts, and Chesterfield, New Hampshire, born April 15, 1791 and his wife Clarinda Cook, born July 9, 1795, who were married October 22, 1812, their six children, and the three children born to Russell and his second wife Faustina Cook, married in 1825, after his first wife died December 27, 1824; the statistics are inscribed within an ornate arched pavilion with columns, drapery, tassels, and angels; a female figure standing next to the pavilion and an anchor representing hope, points skyward, a sailing vessel flying an American flag sails on a body of water in the background; the death statistics inscribed in a monument flanked by a weeping willow tree, 17 x 22 in., in a period molded gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Toning, light stains. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p $3,000-5,000 54

15 155 see also inside front cover fold-out 155. Attributed to Antonio Jacobsen (Danish/American ) Fetching the Mark. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1873, depicting the schooner Dreadnought as she prepares to round the mark, with a square-rigged vessel off her stern, 28 3/4 x 49 7/8 in., unframed. Condition: Puncture, small loss u.l. Note: The Dreadnought is identified by the blue cross private signal she flies. The schooner yacht was designed by William Townsend and built by the famed C. & R. Poillon of Brooklyn. Her first owner was Capt. Samuel Samuels, and he named the vessel after his famous Red Cross Line packet, Dreadnought. In 1872, the yacht s second owner was A.B. Stockwell, a well-known member of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC). Off the stern of the Dreadnought is a square-rigged vessel which is flying the private signal flag of the schooner Palmer. The Palmer was owned by Rutherford Stuyvesant; he may have hired the square-rigger to observe the race. This scene may be a depiction of the first match race for the Cape May Challenge Cup which was held on October 10, An account in the History of the NYYC states that the Dreadnought beat the Palmer in this race by 1 hour and 39 minutes, Both yachts completing the course in a little over twenty-four hours. They started in a light sou wester and subsequently experienced some heavy squalls from various westerly directions. The heavy weather conditions are beautifully represented in this painting, one of several examples of works by this artist featuring this yacht. Bibliography: The American Yacht List 1875; Alan Granby, A Yachtsman s Eye, The Glen S. Foster Collection of Marine Paintings, Independence Seaport Museum, 2004; John Parkinson, The History of the New York Yacht Club: from its founding through 1973, New York Yacht Club, 1975; Harold Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen Painted Ship on Painted Ocean, Mariners Museum, 1994; Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen the Check List, New York, 1984; Rudolph J. Schaefer, J. E. Buttersworth 19th Century Marine Painter, Mystic Seaport, 1975; Richard B. Grassby, Ship, Sea & Sky, the Marine Art of James Edward Buttersworth, South Street Seaport Museum, Estimate available upon request 55

16 Attributed to Thomas Willis (American, ) Portrait of the American Steam Yacht LINTA. Unsigned. Oil on canvas with velvet and silk applications, 15 3/4 x 26 in., in a carved oak frame with gilt liner. Condition: Very good. Note: The steam yacht Linta was built in 1905 at Morris Heights, New York, as a civilian pleasure craft. She was owned by Walter Luttgen. Two years later she was acquired by the Navy and served in WWI as a patrol and escort vessel in the New York City area. She was decommissioned in 1919 and returned to her owner. $3,000-5, Italian School, 19th Century American Ship in an Italian Harbor with a Volcano. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 15 3/4 x 24 1/4 in., in a contemporary giltwood frame. Condition: Tear c.l., paper laid down onto cardboard, moisture stains left side. $1,000-1, American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Ship s Captain. Unsigned. Oil on panel, depicting the brown-eyed and brown-haired gentleman wearing a black double-breasted jacket with brass buttons, a three-masted ship flying an American flag sail in the distance, 24 x 20 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p $3,000-5, Ivory, Whalebone, and Baleen Veneer Model of the Clipper Ship Rainbow, maker unknown, late 19th/early 20th century, three-masted full-rigged vessel with sails furled, wood base with applied whalebone, baleen, and ivory segments and implements; the bow, stern, and base ivory segments with engraved scrolls, the ship s name RAINBOW New York inscribed on the stern; mounted on an ivory, whalebone, and baleen veneer base, (minor imperfections), total ht. 15 3/4, lg. 25 1/4 in. Note: This vessel is modeled after the very first extreme clipper, Rainbow, which was designed by New York shipbuilder John Willis Griffiths and built in 1845 in New York, 1757 tons. The clippers he designed had a higher mast, a more slender bow, and a broader stern than previously made vessels, resulting in a much faster traveling time. $3,000-5,000 56

17 Lots Nantucket Light Ship Purse Basket, Jose Formoso Reyes, mid-20th century, oval form with lid, swing handle, walnut oval lid medallion, the base faintly incised Made in Nantucket, Jose Formoso Reyes, with a rendering of the island, (lacking closure peg), ht. 6 1/2, lg. 9 1/2, wd. 7 in Nantucket Light Ship Purse Basket, America, mid-20th century, oval form with lid, swing handle, carved ivory whale figure mounted on an oval walnut lid medallion, carved ivory pins, peg, and latch, walnut oval base, ht. 7, lg. 10 1/2, wd. 7 1/4 in. $

18 162. Carved and Painted Ship in a Bottle, probably America, late 19th/early 20th century, a rigged three-masted ship flying an American flag, on a painted putty sea and wharf backdrop, with carved and painted houses, a lighthouse, with trees and foil waterfalls and details, lg. 9 1/4 in. $ Small Ship Diorama, probably America, late 19th/early 20th century, the scene depicting a two-masted brigantine, on a molded putty sea with painted background, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 2 1/4, lg. 12 3/8 in. $ Carved Wooden Ship in a Bottle, probably America, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting a three-masted bark floating by a painted molded putty wharf with carved and painted houses and a lighthouse, on a molded and painted putty sea, mounted on a conforming wooden stand, lg. 11 1/2 in. $ Ship in a Bottle, probably America, mid-20th century, depicting a rigged three-masted ship model, the hull painted black, flying an American flag, on a molded and painted putty sea next to a small steamer with one funnel, the wharf backdrop with houses and buildings on a hillside, the whole mounted in a gallon-size bottle on a conforming wooden stand, total lg. 12 1/4 in. $ Sailor s Seashell Valentine, Barbados, late 19th century, seashell mosaic composition depicting a central round reserve with a shellwork heart topped with a pink shell blossom, surrounded by fanciful shell borders, mounted in an octagonal glazed wood case, (some loose shell segments), 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in Schooner in a Bottle, America, mid-20th century, twomasted vessel with sails and rigging, the hull painted black, white, and green, and white below the water line, with two lifeboats on deck, on a molded and painted putty sea, in a gallon-size bottle, on a conforming wooden stand, lg. 11 1/4 in. $ Cased Ship Diorama, probably America, 19th century, depicting a rigged four-masted bark, the hull painted white, with carved wooden accoutrements, mounted on a molded putty sea with a painted mountainous background, (breaks on the rigging, craquelure to background), ht. 8 3/4, wd. 6, lg. 11 1/2 in. $ Ship in a Bottle, America, early to mid-20th century, a fourmasted bark with sails and rigging, the hull painted white with black striping, flying an American flag, on a molded and painted putty sea next to a small two-masted vessel also flying an American flag, with a building, lighthouse, and trees in the foreground, the whole mounted in a gallon-size bottle, on a conforming wooden stand, lg. 11 3/4 in. $ Harbor Scene with Ships in a Bottle, probably America, late 19th/early 20th century, the scene depicting four vessels mounted on a molded putty sea, including a triple-decker steamer labeled Barrymore, with smoke billowing from a single smokestack, a three-masted bark with sails and rigging labeled Ruth, the sloop Trenton flying an American flag, and the British schooner Doria, against a backdrop of a rocky outcropping topped with a lighthouse, (one loose sail on schooner), lg. 10 in. $ Sailor s Seashell Valentine, Barbados, late 19th century, seashell mosaic composition featuring an eight-point star with central round reserve with shellwork lettering HOME AGAIN with fanciful shell border, mounted in an octagonal glazed wood case, (some loose shell segments), 14 3/8 x 14 1/8 in Group of Six Sailor Related Items, probably 19th century, including five needlecases, three covered with knotwork, and a small telescoping brass spyglass, lg /2 in. $ American School, 19th Century Italian Volcano. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting the eruption of a volcano amidst several mountains with several American sailing and steam vessels in the foreground water, 16 x 24 in., in a black painted, contemporary wood frame. Condition: Repaired puncture, scattered retouch. Provenance: Ex collection Bob Bishop, New York City. Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p $2,500-3, Glazed Ship Diorama, probably America, 19th century, the diorama depicting a three-masted full-rigged ship with carved wooden sails, black painted hull with a whale painted on the stern, against a painted background panel with distant lighthouse, gold painted, molded and mitered wood frame, 18 x 26 in. 58

19 Framed Schooner Diorama, America, 19th century, the vessel with two masts with sails, painted putty sea, painted background with paddlewheel steamer with two smoking funnels, and a distant lighthouse, mitered frame, 20 3/4 x 28 in Glazed Ship Diorama, probably America, 19th century, the framed and glazed diorama depicting a three-masted, fullrigged bark with carved and painted wooden sails, sailing on a painted wood sea, with painted background, 14 5/8 x 20 1/4 in. $ Glazed Ship Diorama, probably America, 19th century, the framed and glazed diorama depicting a two-masted full-rigged brig, flying a red, white, and blue striped pennant, mounted on a painted wood sea, painted background with distant lighthouse, (old background panel crack, moisture drip), 15 x 17 3/4 in Glazed Ship Diorama, probably America, 19th/early 20th century, depicting a three-masted full-rigged ship with carved wooden sails, black painted hull with painted gun ports, a smaller cutter sailing in the foreground, on a painted molded putty sea against a painted background panel with distant lighthouse, gold painted carved and mitered wood frame, (some cracks to background panel), 14 1/8 x 26 3/4 in Painted Wooden Schooner Diorama, America, early to mid- 20th century, the two-masted vessel with sails unfurled, with carved and painted wooden details, on a painted sea and painted background with distant mountains and ship, gilded molded, mitered, and glazed wood frame, 14 1/2 x 20 in. $ Painted Wooden Ship Diorama, probably America, early to mid-20th century, depicting a full-rigged three-masted vessel with carved wooden details, the hull painted black, molded and painted composition sea with painted background, ht. 12, lg. 19 in. $

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