The fleet’s in for Boston Harbor Auctions’ Marine Auction Nov. 7

English sterling model of the Mayflower, 32 1/2 inches long x 11 inches wide x 27 inches high, 329 1/2 ounces. Engraved nameplate reads: ‘Mayflower AD 1620. Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston 1920.’ Estimate: $75,000-$100,000. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

English sterling model of the Mayflower, 32 1/2 inches long x 11 inches wide x 27 inches high, 329 1/2 ounces. Engraved nameplate reads: ‘Mayflower AD 1620. Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston 1920.’ Estimate: $75,000-$100,000. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

BOSTON – An exciting, 400-lot Marine Auction will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 7, by Boston Harbor Auctions at the Lannan Ship Model Gallery of Boston. The auction, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, will also feature some nonmarine themed pieces of furniture and gentlemen’s antiques. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

The exciting auction will be featuring many exclusive items relating to the prestigious New York Yacht Club, pioneers of the history of the America’s Cup competitive involvement in yachting. Model boats will include those made famous from the New York Yacht Club founded America’s Cup, such as Enterprise and Rainbow. Financier J.P. Morgan, one of the New York Yacht Club’s famous members, will be profiled in this auction as items from his yachts Corsair including an asparagus plate and a demitasse cup and saucer are to be sold. Additionally, artwork that has commemorated Morgan’s contribution to the history of yachting such as an engraving of the Corsair by known Boston marine artist Burnell Poole (1884- 1933), a charcoal gauche rendering of Morgan standing on the deck of a yacht, and fine steam yacht models of the Corsair built from the blueprint plans of the actual vessels on which he traveled for business and pleasure will surely be high points of the sale.

Another celebrated figure of yachting in America is Arthur Curtiss James, railroad industrialist, accomplished equestrian and avid yachtsman, who in 1926 built the largest and finest, full-rigged yacht ever built, the Aloha. Boston Harbor Auctions will sell several pieces from the Aloha including the launch’s tiller, pieces of china, a silver pitcher and a desk set.

For ocean liner enthusiasts, Boston Harbor Auctions will be auctioning a fine, 6-foot model of the Titanic, a beautiful wood and wrought iron door from the RMS Aquitania (1919-1935), a complete silver coffee service set with tray from the United States Lines “SS United States” (1952 – 1969) and a set of wine and beer bottles pulled from the 1909 wreck of the White Star liner Republic after its collision with the SS Florida, an inbound passenger ship carrying Italian immigrants, off the coast of Nantucket.

Atlantic, the steam auxiliary schooner from 1904, having fantastic presence in this sale, held the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic crossing for over 100 years. Highlighted will be a series of 45 original black and white photographs taken on board Atlantic during the race in which she set the record including images of Capt. Charles Barr. To commemorate the fantastic story of Atlantic, original blueprints of the vessel and fine models of the beautiful schooner are to be showcased.

A unique and intriguing chart of South America from 1822 that was used for navigational purposes for a voyage in 1853 will cross the auction block. Various legs of the voyage are marked in pencil by the captain. There are 30 rare, framed charts in the auction.

Leather-top game tables, a Sheraton desk, leather benches and stools, carved eagles, vintage pond yachts with varnished hulls and polished brass fittings, antique builder’s half models, and as always a wide selection of lanterns and lighting, charts, paintings, compasses, telegraphs and binnacles will be available. Dozens of exquisite model boats will be offered including tugs, lightships, clippers, whalers and sloops.

The entire sale can be viewed online at bostonharborauctions.com

For details call 617-549-2881.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Rare 19th-century yacht binnacle with original gimbaled compass by maker F.M. Moore of Belfast and Dublin. Mounted to a timber base. 12 inches wide x 15 1/2 inches tall. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Rare 19th-century yacht binnacle with original gimbaled compass by maker F.M. Moore of Belfast and Dublin. Mounted to a timber base. 12 inches wide x 15 1/2 inches tall. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Early 20th-century oil on canvas showing the Eastern Yacht Club flagship Pantooset, which is considered one of the finest steam yachts ever built. Signed lower right ‘J.M.O.’ Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions. $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Early 20th-century oil on canvas showing the Eastern Yacht Club flagship Pantooset, which is considered one of the finest steam yachts ever built. Signed lower right ‘J.M.O.’ Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions. $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Silver-plated coffee and tea serving set by International Silver Co. Bottoms of the pieces are stamped ‘United States Lines.’ This set comes from the ocean liner United States. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Silver-plated coffee and tea serving set by International Silver Co. Bottoms of the pieces are stamped ‘United States Lines.’ This set comes from the ocean liner United States. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Framed flag from a New York Yacht Club committee boat, 24 inches x 48 inches. Estimate: $300-$400. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.

Framed flag from a New York Yacht Club committee boat, 24 inches x 48 inches. Estimate: $300-$400. Image courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions.