02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00 AMCalender
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Chinese Export School, 19th Century Portrait of the Clipper Ship King Fisher.

$9,400$8,000
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese Export School, 19th Century

Portrait of the Clipper Ship King Fisher. Unsigned, ship identified on pennant. Oil on canvas, 20 x 28 in., framed. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch and areas of craquelure.

N.B. King Fisher belonged the California Fleet of William Lincoln & Co. The ship was built in Medford in 1853 by Hayden and Ludworth. In 1857, King Fisher set a 114 day record for a run from Boston to San Francisco. A label affixed to the reverse notes that the ship was sold to Sprague and Co. in 1858. Its name was changed to Jamie Cibils, for which the last records appear in 1891.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Chinese Export School, William Lincoln & Co., Hayden, Sprague and Co., Jamie Cibils