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Gorham Sterling Silver Larchmont Yacht Club Trophy Coffeepot

Auction:
2754B
Lot:
134
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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

Description:

Gorham Sterling Silver Larchmont Yacht Club Trophy Coffeepot, Providence, Rhode Island, 1888, the slender, baluster-form with an inset cover, leaf-decorated handle, spout modeled as a horse head, and the body with leaftips and central presentation engraving: "LYC/Fall Regatta/Sept. 6. 1890/Class IV/won by/CLARA," ht. 10 3/8 in., approx. 21.6 troy oz.

N.B. Two yachts named Clara existed at this time, one designed by William Fife Jr., the other designed and owned by Herreshoff from 1887-1904.
Estimate $800-1,200

Cover may not be original. Body with dents to reverse.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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horse head, Rhode Island, William Fife Jr.

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