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October 11, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Whiting Sterling Silver Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy Bowl

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


Whiting Sterling Silver Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Trophy Bowl, New York, c. 1891, the circular bowl on a reticulated foot cast as scrolling waves and with club insignia and engraved inscription, "S.C.Y.C./ Annual Race/ June 20th 1891./ Won by/ Gloriana," dia. 9 1/2 in., approx. 23.4 troy oz.

N.B. The Gloriana was a 46-foot cutter with a revolutionary design by Herreshoff. She won all eight races of her debut season in 1891. Her original owner was Edwin D. Morgan Jr., then Vice Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. The Gloriana helped to cement Herreshoff's reputation and was the first of a class that included Wasp, Navahoe, Vigilant, and Defender.
Estimate $700-900

Bowl slightly out of round. Surface abrasions and specks of silver rot to bowl interior.

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New York Yacht Club, Commodore, Edwin D. Morgan Jr.