Artist:George W. Shiebler & Co.Willis Polk
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
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.