15 January 2009,
Price realised USD 3,750
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A Large Model Of The 1934 America's Cup Yacht Rainbow
the hull with painted copper bottom, white topsides, a gold cove stripe. The deck is planked in mahogany veneer with the seams of the planks blackened. The deck is fitted with numerous 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 as a sloop, and fitted with standing and running rigging which includes stays, halyards, sheets, and a set of cotton sails which include a main, jib and staysail. Displayed within a mahogany framed glass case on a pair of turned brass posts.
89½ x 45½ in. (227.3 x 115.6 cm.) cased on stand.
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