10-11-2014 10-11-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2754B Boston
October 11, 2014 10:00AMCalender
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Two Sterling Silver Larchmont Yacht Club Trophies

$369$300
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2754B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 11, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Two Sterling Silver Larchmont Yacht Club Trophies, a Gorham bowl with undulating rim and fluted body, on a circular foot, and with engraved inscription "LYC/ Spring Regatta/ June 6, 1891/ First Prize Class 11/ Won by/ Dot," lg. 8 1/4; and Mauser circular tray with reeded rim, club insignia, and acid-etched inscription "LYC/ 1909/ Three First One Second/ One Third/ Prizes/ Won by/ Busy Bee," dia. 11 in.; approx. 24.7 total troy oz.

N.B. Busy Bee was a member of the twenty-one-foot raceabout class owned by accountant Robert L. Cuthbert. Cuthbert, an American citizen and member of New York Yacht Club, enlisted in the British Army at the start of World War I. He was killed in action in Flanders in 1915.
Estimate $300-500

Bowl: Spots of black silver rot to bowl interior. Tray: Numerous dents to tray and rim and surface abrasions. Each with age-typical wear.


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Keywords

New York Yacht Club, Mauser, Robert L. Cuthbert, accountant, British Army