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Lot 0702
Seven-foot ship model of JP Morgan's private steam yacht, the "Corsair. Equipped with built-up mahogany cabins, planked deck, paneled bulwarks, etc. Raked masts have standing and running cords. Other details include skylights with brass bars, brass portholes, winches, bollards, etc. Mounted with heavy turned brass pedestals onto a thick mahogany base.


Built for J. Pierpont Morgan in 1890, the Corsair served as flagship during his reign as Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. Morgan sold her to the U.S. Navy for $225,000 in 1898. The Navy converted her to a dispatch vessel and patrol gunboat and named her the U.S.S. Gloucester. The Corsair was destroyed in a hurricane at Pensacola, Florida.


The successful bidder will have the option of removing this item from the auction site before Sunday, July 21 at 9 am; otherwise, the lot will be moved to Boston where it can be shipped or picked up.


Dimensions: 46" tall x 15" deep x 88" long



Condition: More detailed condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in excellent condition. Please message us through the online bidding platform or call Guernsey's at 212-794-2280 to request a more thorough condition report.

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$2,000

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JP Morgan Steam Yacht "Corsair" Ship Model

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
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$2,0000 bids
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