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Fine Antique Estates Auction

Sat Oct 16 - 10:00AM

70 Portland Road, Kennebunk, ME Click to Map

J.J. Keating Auctioneers

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Phone: 207.985.2097

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  • 1895 Colt model Navy revolver

    1895 Colt model Navy revolver

  • Rare 1895 Colt revolver

    Rare 1895 Colt revolver

Saturday, October 16 @10 A.M.              

        J.J. Keating’s Auction Gallery            

 Route 1 North, Kennebunk, Maine


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Just added! Rare Important 18th century finely embossed leather wallet “Archelaus Putnam Jr. His Book Salem January--1749” “SALEM R.D.” on reverse. Austrian cold painted bronzes. 1826-1856 Kennebunkport accounting book (See names below). 3 Sergio Bustamante signed ducks.

Fine Maritime: Untouched Bath, Maine Ship “William M. Reed” ooc painting, signed ‘John Loos/Antwerp 1874”-From Bath, ME Sewall Estate; Signed twice “SFM Badger 96’ “E.I. White” (1895 E. Harrington, ME built)’ ooc schooner painting; James E Buttersworth ooc schooner ship painting/figures in rowboat sailing toward the frigate& other ships at sail; James E. Buttersworth ooc “Men o’ War in Heavy Seas” painting of frigate heaving to starboard, with fine detailing of its rigging & sails;  Schooner watercolor “Henry Souther” (built 1884 Thomaston, ME.), signed “Anthony Luzzo Painter of Venice Genoa 1885”;  Bark watercolor “Warren”(built 1848 Warren, ME), signed “Michele Fondo Ptr”-Inscribed BK WARREN THOMASTON Capt Conary”;  OOC ship “Scottish Dales” painting, built Southampton 1883 by Chinese or Calcutta painter;  Very fine woolwork embroidery portrait of a ship entering a harbor;  Watercolor portrait half clipper ship “EASTERN STATE”, signed lr “Havre 1854 Eug Grandin”. Vessel built in Frankfort, ME 1851;  Ship portrait watercolor “Ship Josiah Quincy of Providence P Sprague Commander Leaving Leghorn 1859”, signed “By Luigi Renault Leghorn 1859”;  19th Century Scrimshaw: Carved sperm whale tooth w/view of ship & vessel “ACTAEON” & Peru coat of arms (probably done when the HMS  ACTAEON was off South America between 1834 & 1838 charting islands known as the Actaeon group); Carved sperm whale tooth engraved w/depiction of woman praying at child’s bedside & angel looking over father/soldier-Titled “The Wife’s Prayer”; Tooth w/American ship approaching a fort w/ a flying Am. Flag & on reverse 3 dome building; Various scrimshaw teeth with Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, carved penguin, soldiers, females, etc.;  Whalebone handle scrimshaw handle tools in leather case; Twist shaft lady’s & child scrimshaw canes; Polychrome scrimshaw of young girl & small porpoise jaw; Whalebone carpenter’s square, fid, pie crimpers, seam rubber, etc.; 19th century whale ivory double  block w/hook & decorated “Forget Me Not” bone cup;  Six antique half models: Goss & Sawyer shipyard, Bath, ME schooner half model, Fishing schooner half model, early American half model in old surface, steam & sail yacht half model, British Barque “Talavera” half model; Carved box w/eagles, hearts, shields, anchors, stars, etc. (Illustrated in Klamkin’s book “Marine Antiques”’ pge. 150 & in Flayderman's “Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders” pg. 161); Chelsea ship’s clock marked by retailer “Ball Watch C./Cleveland”;  Seth Thomas yacht clock w/mounted bell;  Vintage GE nautical copper spot light w/2 extra 15 ¾” lenses; Victorian seashell sewing box w/sailing ship;  Ebony & brass sextants & octants; Octants & Sextants parts; Fine “Bardou & So/Paris spyglass w/Maine & Kennebunk markings: Wm. Senter & Co. Portland retailer, engraved “L.W. Nash/W/ Kennebunk ME’ & w/retailer billhead etc.;  Kennebunk related “Bowditch Navigator”, 15th ed., inscribed “Tobias Lord Kennebunk ME” & USA shipping paper for “Barque Abbot Lord of Kennebunk”; Wood barrel spyglasses signed “T. Harris & Son/London/Day or Night” and “Dixey London/ Improved Day or Night”; American 4 draw spyglass signed “Andrew J. Lloyd Co./Boston/Power 35X; Spyglasses signed “A. Franks/Optician/95 Deansgate/Manchester” & “Wm. Ashmore/Day or Night/London”; Ships in bottle: “Erin”, “Jennie Alice”, etc.;  Small cased ivory & gilt brass prospect glass/scope signed “Dollord London”; Gimballed ship barometer in carved case, signed “Simpson & Roberts Lpool”; Very rare early Danish drycard tell-tale compass, hand painted compass card signed “Iver Jenssen Borger Klobenhavn”. 2 lignum vitae ship deadeyes; Reverse signed “Johan Philip Weilbach 1796”; Carved wood panel w/plaque “Carved Panel/old Battleship BENBOW”; Carved wood panel w/masonic designs, eagle, & anchor. (Illustrated in “Jack Tar, a sailor’s life” by Henderson, pg.256); Large octagonal sailor’s Valentine; Rare 1745 Naval architect’s original plan; Brass & glass ship model case; Marked “USN” brass padlock w/key & embroidered sailor hat band ribbons;  Boiler nameplate from USS Kearsage.`                                                                                           

Art & Prints: Abbott Graves ooc “On The Docks/Valendam Holland”; Misc. Abbott Graves prints; William Ehrig Rocks & Surf seascape; Jay Demartine, Ogunquit artist Waves painting; Arnold W. Lahee ‘56 ooc seascape; Robert W. Wood seascape; T.A. Rostad ‘62 oil of colorful still life; Catherine Stockwell Florida ocean landscape w/palm tree; Harrison Bird Brown ooc country bridge scene; Vincent Crotty “Distant Lights”; Mary P. Bigelow Mt. Chocorua, NH painting; OOC of 2 male figures, signed Waterman ’50; Stately 70” European promenade painting mural on board; Ciappa vintage ooc European street scene; Henry de Waroquier “Fat Cat 1926” ink & wash on paper; Louis Valtat “Cat Studies” pencil on paper; Leon Dolice “La Ballerina” etching; Huckleberry Finn complete folio 138/200 w/8 color lithographs by Norman Rockwell; 1873 Norris Peters “Declaration of Independence” framed engraving w/facsimile signatures; Luigi Kasimir etching “Franz Schubert’s Birthplace”; Portrait of James G. Birney-J. Baillie Pub.; Abraham Lincoln prints, etc.; 1828 J. Pierce “Valley of the Connecticut---“ map (as found); A.T. Bricher “Sunset Cape Elizabeth ME” chromolithograph; Alken/Sutherland “Weighing and Rubbing Down”; Henry Farre “Slippery Going” football etching; Franz Frankl tranquil waterside view with sailboats lithograph; Richard Magrath, late Kennebunk artist, eglomise of Ocean Ave., Kpt., in Late Summer, 1892 & 1980 color slide of Kennebunk Beach; 2 Norman Rockwell Family Trees; 2 Daphne Odjig prints: “Chatting” & ‘Companion”; Paul Staub “Going Out” lithograph; Lot of 9 “New Yorker” style color illustrations, framed & unframed, Cocktails related; Lot of 7 Philip Goodwin sporting prints; Stephen Maniatty w/c “Brick Church Old Deerfield Mass.”; Loose folios of prints, etchings, etc.; Clocks: Pedro Friedeberg gold leaf version wood/gilt clock w/authenticity certificate; 3 Cuckoo clocks. Bronzes & Sculptures: Emile Picault “Perseus rescuing Andromeda” 30” bronze; Signed P J Mene whippets animaliere bronze; Signed Adolphe Jean Lavergne “Pecheur” angler bronze; Pautrot bird bronze; Peggy Mach bronze & clay clown sculptures & clock; 19th century Alhambra Enrique Linares Spanish architectural frame;  Fritz Kochendorfer alabaster busts of Kaiser Franz Joseph I Austria & Young lady; Antique gilt w/red tones highly ornate European bookstand;   Jewelry lots;  Perfumes collection; Hampshire Pottery; Dresden figurines, etc.; Fine umbrella & cane lots;  Set/6 Lynn Bogue Hunt Hunting Bird dinner plates; Lot Midcentury dinnerware; Paperweights; Medals, badges, etc.; Steins.  Oriental: Chinese Armorial tureen; 16” Rose Medallion punch bowl; Antique Oriental multi-drawer cabinet; Japanese ooc paintings; Willy Seiler etching- Katsura Riku, Kyoto; Oriental woodblocks; Carved soapstone; Buddhas of bronze etc.; Tibetan altar box & artwork; Bagface mat rugs; Oriental runners, scatter rugs, etc; Furniture: Country step back cupboard; Antique drop-leaf tables, card tables, & stands; Unusual glass top coffee table w/eagle carved ends; Rare pair Bugatti sports car chairs (as found); Unique Booth Tarkington chair shown in “Booth Tarkington A Biography” frontispiece; Set/10 Chippendale style chairs; 4 drawer oak raised panel file cabinet; Multi-tier Victorian oak plant stands; Desks: 19th century camphorwood China Trade tambour travel desk; Campaign lap desk; Camphorwood China Trade travelling dressing box w/ornate inlay; Of Interest: Colt model 1895 Navy revolver ser. #16532. Stamped w/US Navy markings “USN/Anchor/38DA/5785/NCT/16532”. Mounted in gilt frame w/plaque “Captain C.D. Sigsbee’s revolver/Found by diver in the Maine wreck at Havana Harbor/Presented to Mr. Al Hayman”; British 1804 Naval cutlass w/scabbard; 18th century brass barrel flintlock blunderbuss, signed “Ryan & Watson”; Folding 19th century horsehead dirk knife signed “A Davy Sheffield of the best Quality”-Illustrated in 3 books; Scale model NM RR 21” steam locomotive #954 & coal car; Early Lionel trains & Wabash “Fallen Flags” & Amtrak; Antique Boston & Maine Railroad photos; Advertising: Phillies “America’s No 1 Cigar” 58” vintage tin sign; Two sided Gargoyle Mobiloil porcelain enamel sign; Vintage Dupont Paints paint neon sign w/transformer; Two Howard Johnson etched soda fountain mirrors (1 as is); American Fidelity Co, Montpelier VT. Insurance sign; Great antique folding wooden fire ladder in old paint; Enterprise pat. 1873 floor model coffee grinder in old paint; Signed & Decorated Stoneware: Frederick Carpenter Charlestown MA, ovoid body crock w/3 hearts; F. T. Wright Taunton, MA crock w/stenciled cobalt tiger decoration; Riedinger & Caire 2 gallon crock w/bird; Haxstun Ottman & Co. Ford Edward NY jug w/bird; P. McGlinchy Portland ME large ovoid jug w/bird; Seymour & Son Troy, NY jug. Seaweed decorated yellow ware pitcher & milk bowl; Antique Bottles: Shaker No 1 syrup, Hood’s sarsaparilla, Rawleigh extract, Skilton Forte, Dr. a. Rogers Liiverwort  & Tar, Mrs. E. KidderDysentery, etc.; Antique child rocking horse & toy horse on wheels; Firkins, measures, Frye pantry boxes; Antique egg crates w/labels; 3 piece set prism girandoles; Antique oil lamps; Antique Dolls; RARE “British French No. American Goods Fashionable  --SACO” salesman sample mirror in original 9” case ; RARE Black Americana pillow of young boy fishing while dipping his feet in the water; 1912 Atlantic House colorful embroidery; Ephemera: Early 1900’s Kennebunk & other early Maine calendars; 2 Cliff House, Kennebunkport 1890 hotel registers; Circa 1900 Kennebunkport accounting book; Advertising & Trade cards; Postcards;  Cased set of 2 playing card decks-Dougherty/New York; Daguerreotypes & early photos; Vintage military photos & prints; 1900’s  Kennebunk High School photos & memorabilia; ; WWII Life magazines; Circa 1900 boxed set ivory carom billiard balls; Small round hanging birdcage; Brass & glass mirror back display cases; 12 glass dome display cases; African carvings & Art book; Books & Catalogs: Kennebunk, Maine & New England Books; Scientific instrument catalogs; Art reference books; Cased set of baseball memorabilia catalogs Barry Halper Collection; Old Maritime catalogs, etc.; Vintage Clothing; Linens & embroideries; Antique brass andirons, tools, fender, etc. 1826-1856 Kennebunkport accounting book: James Cleaves, Abraham Rideout, David Cluff, Samuel Adams, Benjamin, John Bourne, Orlando Perkins, Town of Kennebunkport, Nathaniel Seavey, etc.

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Inspection: Fri., Oct. 15, (12 - 4 P.M.)     Sat., Oct. 16 (8 - 10 A.M.)

Early previews by appointment.

*NOTE!!!! Auction will be held according to the current Maine State Covid regulations.


Terms: Cash or approved check. 18% Buyer’s Premium, MC/Visa, Discover, American Express (discounted to 15% for check or cash).

 Tel: 1.207.985.2097.  Fax: 1.855.409.3682.                        

Richard Keating. ME Lic #424                                Kent J. Driscoll lic. #1023

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