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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 184

    A rigged model of the 1934 America's Cup Defender Rainbow

    Price Realised  

    A rigged model of the 1934 America's Cup Defender Rainbow
    hull is painted with white topsides, a gold cove stripe and a copper bottom. The deck is in mahogany veneer and fitted with details which include: deck eyes, toe rails, winches, cleats, hatches, skylight, companionway, binnacle, ship's wheel, turning blocks, and a dory lashed to the deck. Rigged with a single mast in a sloop configuration and fitted with standing and running rigging including stays, halyards, sheets and fitted with a set of cotton sails which include a main, jib and staysail. Displayed on a pair of turned brass posts within a mahogany framed glass case and a matching stand.
    70 x 34 in. (177.8 x 86.4 cm.) cased on stand. (2)


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