20 - 21 April 2005
TWO LENOX AMERICA'S CUP 'DEFENDER PLATES'
CIRCA 1930, GREEN PRINTED MARKS, GILT PATTERN NO. AND YEAR CYPHER 1830/F.306.B, SIGNED W.H. MORLEY
Each finely painted with an historical twelve meter racing sloop at full sail, including the Defenders 'Madeleine' and 'Rainbow', 1876 and 1934, respectively, within an acid-etched beaded gilt surround and ivory border, the rim enriched with a pattern gilt band, blue line rim and beaded edge
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter (2)
Commissioned by F.W. Roebling, Jr.
by descent to the present owner
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