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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Black, Starr & Frost Sterling Silver New York Yacht Club Trophy

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


Black, Starr & Frost Sterling Silver New York Yacht Club Trophy, New York, c, 1896, with enameled club insignia to elongated neck, two scrolled handles, and acid-etched inscription, "Second Prize/ Special Race for Thirty Footers/ Owned by Members of the/ New York Yacht Club/ June 11th 1896/ Won by/ Musme," to bulbous body, ht. 7 1/2 in., approx. 21.2 troy oz.

N.B. The Musme was a sloop built by Herreshoff in 1896 and originally owned by Joseph M. Macdonough.
Estimate $600-800

Shallow dent to rim. Rubbing to acid-etched date. Age-typical wear.

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New York Yacht Club, Frost Sterling Silver New York Yacht Club Trophy, Joseph M. Macdonough