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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Two American Sterling Silver New York Yacht Club Trophies

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2754B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 11, 2014 10:00AM


Two American Sterling Silver New York Yacht Club Trophies, Tiffany tankard with domed hinged cover, thumbpiece, tapered cylindrical body and colorless glass base, stepped foot, and engraved inscription, "Annual Cruise/ N. Y. Y. C. 1904/ Presented by/ Commodore F. G. Bourne/ to/ H. F. Lippitt, Esq./ Yacht Weetamoe/ Tie Race/ Weetamoe-Aspirant-Sybarita-Spasm," ht. 5 3/8; and an Alvin dish with lobed bowl and cast rim of shaped scrolls interrupted by flowerheads, with engraved inscription, "New York Yacht Club/ Annual Regatta/ Second Prize/ Won by/ "Banzai"/ 15 June 1905," dia. 8 3/8 in., approx. 7.1 troy oz.

N.B. Weetamoe was a Tobin bronze sixty-foot yacht designed by William Gardner. Her original owner was Henry F. Lippitt, Rhode Island senator from 1911-1917. Banzai was a New York Yacht Club thirty footer designed by Herreshoff in 1905 and originally owned by Newberry D. Lawton.
Estimate $500-700

Age-typical wear. No repairs. Seam visible on handle. Scattered pin prick-size dents and light abrasions.

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New York Yacht Club, Commodore, H. F. Lippitt, Tiffany, F. G. Bourne, William Gardner, Senator, Rhode Island, Henry F. Lippitt