416
416
Corinthian Yacht Club: American silver harpoon-form yacht prize, Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, dated 1892
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
416
Corinthian Yacht Club: American silver harpoon-form yacht prize, Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, dated 1892
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Corinthian Yacht Club: American silver harpoon-form yacht prize, Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, dated 1892
in the form of a harpoon, the plaque suspended from chains and etched with presentation inscription and the arms and crest of the CYC
marked on handle and plaque and numbered 4098
length 39 1/4 in.
99.7 cm
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Catalogue Note

The inscription reads "C.Y.C. of N.Y. Fourth Annual Sweepstakes. Newport, R.I. 2nd Prize. August 22d 1892. WASP 1st - Harpoon 2d, Gloriana."

Wasp was a new forty-six foot sloop designed by Nathanael Herreshoff for Archibald Rogers. Harpoon was designed by Edward Burgess and was sailed by the Adams brothers. Gloriana was also designed by Herreshoff and was a spoon-bowed sloop of light composite construction. After winning all of the eight races entered in 1891 she was retired for the season to allow others a chance. Wasp was similar to Gloriana, but was the first yacht with a fully-developed lead bulb keel.

Another Corinthian Yacht Club trophy from this race made by Whiting and bearing the same inscription and date was sold Sotheby's New York, January 21-22, 2011, lot 128. 

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