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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy Bowl

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


Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy Bowl, New York, 1896, with a reticulated rim decorated with leafy grapevines, raised on four similarly cast feet, engraved "Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club/Twenty fifth Annual Race/June 24th 1895/First Prize 60 foot class sloops/Wasp./Capt Henry F. Lippitt", dia. 11 1/2 in., approx. 41.3 troy oz.

N.B. The cutter Waspwas originally owned by Archibald Rodgers, and designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1891 to compete against her revolutionary predecessor Gloriana. The two cutters raced against each other numerous times the following 1892 season pitting captains and half-brothers Charlie and John Barr against each other. Wasp continued to be a competitor in her field in the years following.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Scattered minor dents throughout including body and feet.

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Corinthian Yacht Club, Henry F. Lippitt, Archibald Rodgers, Nathanael Herreshoff, John Barr, Charlie Barr