Recognized for his contributions to American marine painting, Antonio Jacobsen was also known as the “Audubon of Steam Vessels.” Painting over 6,000 portraits of ships, many of his works documented domestic and international ships sailing by West Hoboken, New Jersey. A leading lot in the upcoming Americana, Fine Art, Marine sale, presented by Rafael Osona Auctions, is an 1887 oil painting from Antonio Jacobsen. The piece is a portrait of the Apache, an American steam-sail luxury liner, on the open sea.
This event also includes a scrimshaw sperm whale tooth from the 1830s. Scrimshaw started in the late 18th or early 19th century as whalebone carving style. Many sailors had plenty of leisure time between sighting and chasing whales. To utilize this time, they would scratch on ivory and hone their craft. Also available in this auction is an ivory and whalebone swift made during the same period. The piece consists of 114 carved bone staves emanating from whale ivory. View any other piece and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (43), Decorative Arts (232), Collectibles (101), Couture & Textiles (10), Furniture (7)
# of Lots:362
Price Range:$200 - $200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth - The Wiscasset of Wiscasset, circa 1836||
|Oil on Canvas Portrait of Captain Levi Starbuck||
|Scrimshaw Whale Tooth Daniel of London by the Britannia Engraver||
|Antonio Jacobsen Oil on Canvas Portrait of a White Hull Steam Yacht, circa 1887||
|Whaler Made Whale Ivory and Whalebone Swift||
- Fine Art
- Antonio Jacobsen
- Britannia Engraver
- Captain Levi Starbuck
- Whale Tooth
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