02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
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Chinese Export School, 19th Century The Clipper Ship Pilgrim in Chinese Waters.

$11,750$10,000
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese Export School, 19th Century

The Clipper Ship Pilgrim in Chinese Waters. Unsigned, flying "HH" house flag and American flag, identified in inscription to reverse of lining. Oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 25 in., in a carved Chinese frame. Condition: Lined, scattered craquelure.

N.B. J.T. Foster launched the Pilgrim on December 2, 1873, for Henry Hastings and Co., Boston, whose house flag flies. The Pilgrim was the last vessel built in Medford, Massachusetts. The ship sailed many years as a well-known trader between Atlantic ports and those of Australia and the Far East, and proved a profitable vessel.
Estimate $12,000-15,000

The Pilgrim was built in Medford, Massachusetts.

Keywords

Medford, Massachusetts, Chinese Export School, Henry Hastings and Co., trader , Far East, Australia