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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Four English Sterling Silver Yachting Trophies

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


Four English Sterling Silver Yachting Trophies, pair of small dishes, Birmingham, 1932, Deakin & Francis Ltd., maker, Sorley, Glasgow, retailer, each with enameled crossed burgees, one engraved "Caryl 8 Metre, 1927-28 60 Starts 43 Flags/ Caryl 8 Metre, 1929-32 120 Starts 100 Flags/ 1929 Seawanhaka Cup. Long Island Sound/ V. Gipsy, Representing USA," the other "Caryl 6 Metre 1921-24 135 Starts 94 Flags/ Caryl 8 Metre 1925-26 74 Starts 63 Flags," each inscribed "WFR to WMD," lg. 3 1/2; a silver-gilt trophy cup, Sheffield, 1930, Walker & Hall, maker, the egg-form urn with two handles, one side with engraved inscription "Westward Cup/ For/ International 6 Metres/ Presented by T.B. Davis/ Commemorating His Schooner/ Westward/ First Racing at Cannes/ March 1930," the other side with engraved depiction of a sailboat, on a circular foot, ht. 7; and a cup, London, 1934-35, Charles Boyton & Son, maker, with enameled burgee and engraved "B.O.D. Class/ Jumbo Too/ J.H. Maltby/ 1st/ 1934," ht. 3 in.; approx. 16.8 total troy oz.

N.B. Caryl was designed by William Fife and owned by Scotch steamship builder W. F. "Frank" Robertson, a member of the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club. Launched in 1910, Westward was a big class yacht built by Herreshoff and raced primarily in Britain and Europe. By 1930, Thomas Davis owned her. She was scuttled in 1947 according to the terms of Davis's will.
Estimate $400-600

Small dishes: Both blue burgees with significant loss to enamel. Age-typical wear. Trophy cup: Dent to side of foot (does not affect how trophy sits). Scattered surface abrasions. Darkening to gilt. May have been kept in plastic wrap. Cup: Bowl out of round. All with light usage wear.

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Thomas Davis, Glasgow, Deakin & Francis Ltd., Sorley, Cannes, Walker, Charles Boyton, London, William Fife, Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, steamship builder, W. F., United Kingdom