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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 182

    A display quality model of the America's Cup yacht Defender

    Price Realised  

    A display quality model of the America's Cup yacht Defender
    with a solid hull, painted with a dark green bottom, white topsides and a gold sheer stripe. The decks are of mahogany with the planking lines scored in, and fitted with numerous details which include: hatches, sky lights, companionway, binnacle, ship's wheel, cleats, coils of line, and other deck fittings. Rigged as a cutter, with a suit of linen sails with stitched paneling and include a gaff rigged mainsail, jib, staysail and jib top. Other rigging details include standing and running rigging, including sheets, halyards and stays, turning blocks, etc. the model is displayed on a pair of brass posts and displayed within a mahogany framed glass case on a stand.
    44¼ x 14¼ x 70½ in. (112.4 x 36.2 x 179.1 cm.) cased on stand. (2)


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