George W. Shiebler & Co. (1876-1915). <em>Yachting Trophy</em>, ca. 1904. Silver, 6 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (15.3 x 24.1 x 12.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc., 1998.91. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.91.jpg)

Yachting Trophy

Artist:George W. Shiebler & Co.Willis Polk

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1904

Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (15.3 x 24.1 x 12.8cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1998.91

Image: 1998.91.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver trophy in the form of a Spanish caravel. The ship sits on a rectangular, cast platform realistically ornamented with swirling waves, retaining original oxidation in chased detail. The ship sits buffeted slightly to the right. It is a three-masted Spanish caravel with masts fully set with sails and two pennants. The figurehead is a female figure, reportedly Minerva. At the stern of the ship is a tiered cabin ornamented with scrolls and swags of garlands. CONDITION: One of the upper pennants replaced by vendor based on photographs. Some nicks to edge of rear sail. Previously on ebony base, now lacking.

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