Lot 1173 View Catalog
Four Flagship Corsair Consomme Bowls, 8 1/2" diameter. The Minton's china has the J. Pierpont Morgan signature navy blue trim with gold accents. Top, inside edge has the New York Yacht Club burgee and the Commodore's Flag crossing staffs with a blue banner beneath reading "Flagship". Reverse has Mintons stamp. Sold as a set of 4. Piece of banner missing, "F" in Flagship and two small spots missing blue trim on one piece/ Superficial fracture in middle of and one spot missing blue trim on one piece. This offering of rare China was used aboard J. Pierpont Morgan’s private steam yacht, Corsair II. This historic craft served as “flagship” of the prestigious New York Yacht Club. The 241’ craft was built with the finest materials and furnishings available, providing her owner with the princely comfort he desired. J.P. Morgan was elected the Club’s Commodore in 1897 and this fine porcelain china, made by the world renowned English maker Mintons, was used to entertain Morgan’s guests. His guests were some of the most famous and powerful people of the day. There are 250 lots of J.P. Morgan’s former possessions in this sale at Boston Harbor Auctions.