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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Gorham Sterling Silver Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy

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


Gorham Sterling Silver Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1923, two-handled with a tapering baluster body, registers of laurel leaves and flowerheads, an engraving centering the club insignia: "Corinthian Yacht Club/1923/Class S-Herreshoff One Design/Seasons Average/won by/Reaper II", and an additional engraving to the circular foot "Presented/by/Sydney A. Beggs", ht. 13 1/4 in., approx. 26.7 troy oz.

N.B. Reaper II was designed by Nathanael Herreshoff and originally owned by Harry P. Benson.
Estimate $300-500

In good overall condition with only minor surface abrasions.

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Corinthian Yacht Club, Rhode Island, Sydney A. Beggs, Harry P. Benson, Nathanael Herreshoff