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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Five American Sterling Silver Trophies from Massachusetts Yacht Clubs

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


Five American Sterling Silver Trophies from Massachusetts Yacht Clubs, four related to Beverly Yacht Club: a Gorham beaker with cylindrical tapered body with engraved inscription, "NBYC/ to/ BYC/ Special 30ft. Class/ Aug. 2 1902/ 1st Prize/ Won by/ Pontiac," ht. 5, a Dominick & Haff creamer and sugar, one c. 1888, the other 1890, retailed by Rand & Crane, each colonial-style, with shaped rim and handle, urn-form body, and with engraved inscription, one, "Beverly Yacht Club/ July 4 1888/ Won by/ Tantrum," the other, "Beverly Yacht Club/ July 26 '90/ Won by/ Puzzle," ht. to 3 1/2; and a Towle helmet-form creamer with engraved inscription, "B.Y.C./ Mattapoisett/ Sept. 3, 1904/ First Prize/ Reanzo," ht. 6 3/8; and Dominick & Haff Annisquam Yacht Club pierced dish with club insignia and engraved, "Commodore H.H. Wiggin Trophy/ Dog Class Championship/ 1917/ Won by/ Sic-Em," dia. 9 in.; approx. 22.3 total troy oz.

N.B. Pontiac was a Buzzards Bay 30 designed by Herreshoff in 1902 for the Beverly Yacht Club. She was originally owned by J. Arthur Beebe.
Estimate $400-600

Gorham beaker: out of round and with scattered small dents and nicks. Creamers and sugar: Numerous scattered dents. Dish with specks of black silver rot. All with age-typical wear and surface abrasions.

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Beverly Yacht Club, H.H. Wiggin Trophy, Crane, Commodore, Haff Annisquam Yacht Club, Buzzards Bay, J. Arthur Beebe