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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender
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Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Corinthian Yacht Club Medal

$338$275
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2754B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 11, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Corinthian Yacht Club Medal, Taunton, Massachusetts, c. 1919, the obverse with a sailboat and Pegasus surrounded by two dolphins and inscription, "Corinthian Yacht Club Class R Trophy Medal," the reverse with engraved inscription, "Season 1919/ Won by/ Gossoon/ Charles F. Adams 2nd," dia. 3 1/2 in., approx. 5.5 troy oz., in a fitted case.

N.B. Charles Francis Adams III (1866-1954) was a direct descendant of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. He was the Secretary of the Navy from 1929-1933 and the sailing master when Harpoon defeated Gloriana and Wasp for the Goulet Cup in 1892. He also defended the America's Cup.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

John Quincy Adams, Massachusetts, Taunton, Charles F. Adams, John Adams, B. Charles Francis Adams III, Secretary