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A Model Of The Schooner Yacht AMERICA
A Model Of The Schooner Yacht AMERICA

ANONYMOUS; AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY

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A Model Of The Schooner Yacht AMERICA
Anonymous; American 20th century
A solid hull model with black painted topsides, and a copper clad bottom. The deck of the model is fitted with a number of details, including: anchors, anchor davits, deck eyes, turning blocks skylights, ship's boats on davits, companionways, windlass and tiller. The model is rigged with two masts, standing and running rigging, a full suit of linen sails, American yacht ensign and name pennant. The model is mounted on a mahogany board with wood cradles.
65½ x 11½ x 54 in.(165.1 x 29.2 x 137.2 cm.) model on stand.

Lot Essay

Members of the New York Yacht Club competed in the Queen's Cup with the 170-ton schooner America, which in August 1851 sailed against 14 yachts from the Royal Yacht Squadron in a race around the Isle of Wight. America won the prize, a silver cup. In 1857 the cup was presented to the New York Yacht Club, to be held as a world trophy; thereafter it became known as the America's Cup.
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