Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


An original life ring from the America’s Cup yacht ‘Shamrock’

$ 6,900
  • Description
    An original life ring from the America’s Cup yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club, the circular ring painted in gilt outlined in green ‘Shamrock V, R.U.Y.C.’, on a white ground, with the original rope handles threaded though canvas straps. English, circa 1899.

    ‘Shamrock’ was the first in a series of five yachts commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton, and sponsored by the R.U.Y.C., to challenge for the America’s Cup. In the 1899 event they lost in three races to the New York Yacht Club’s ‘Columbia’.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1899
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 676083
  • Dimensions
    Diam. 30.75 in;
    Diam. 78.11 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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