19th century Staffordshire Sunderland and Tyne earthenware luster bowl. Decorated with a sailing ship and a sailor's verse. Staffordshire, England, circa 1830. Measures 7.25 inches across and 4 inches high. Very good original condition. 'The sails unfurl, let the billows curl. The north wind bleak we brave; And strangers to fear, our wild course steers, thru' the foam of the wintry waves; Let the hurricane howl, be it fair or foul, our ardour nought can check. On the giddy Top-mast we sing to the (?), our (?) on the sea wash'd deck.'
Sunderland pearlware jug. Staffordshire, England, circa 1850. On one side is a 3 mast bark (barque), on the other side is the River Wear's iron bridge, and on the front is a sailor's sentiment. Measures 7" high x 9.25" handle to spout. Excellent condition.
Sunderland pink luster pearlware jug, Crimean War commemorative, circa 1855. 'The TOKEN of JACKS safe return to his TRUE LOVE' / 'If YOU loves I as I loves YOU. No PAIR as happy as WE TWO.' / 'The FLAG thats braved a THOUSAND YEARS The BATTLE and the BREEZE.' Measures 8" high by 10.5" spout to handle. Excellent condition.
Antique ship captain's ebonized roll top lap desk circa 1850. Excellent original condition. The tambour roll functions perfectly. Brass mountings, cut glass inkwell and original key. Measures 12 inches wide, 10 inches deep and 7 inches high.
Two authentic and original whaleboat oars, each over 16 feet long, dating from the mid 19th century. One retains some old light gray paint and the other does not. Note the leather covers where the sailors' hands gripped the oars. These oars came from a coastal Rhode Island estate.