Offered by: Bizarre Bazaar
By Appointment Only New York City, NY , United States Call Seller 212.517.2100


Gold and Rubies Hydroplane Brooch

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    Shanty 1 Hydroplane Boat c.1957. The owner Bill Waggoner had this brooch custom made as a gift to his wife after winning the Harmsworth Trophy, the Mile High Trophy, the Seafair Trophy and winning the National Championship. Beautifully constructed realistic model of the hydroplane in 14 karat gold, decorated in channel set rubies & finished with enamel. Unsigned, but most likely manufactured by one of the top jewelry houses. Perfect condition, a unique piece for any hydroplane racing enthusiast or historian.

    Actual Info about the Hydroplane:
    Shanty-1 U 29
    Owner - Bill Waggoner (Texas & Ariz.)
    Designer - Ted Jones
    Builder - Les Staudacher
    Length - 28ft 6in
    Beam - 11ft 6in
    Hull - 3 point
    Colours - red, white & gold
    Weight - 4,800
    Power - V12 Allison
    Driver - Col. Russ Schleeh
    Shanty I, Seattle 1956
    Shanty I, 1957
    Boat wrecked at President's Cup race in September 1957
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1999
    Materials: 14 Karat Gold Rubies Enamel
    Condition: Excellent. Excellent
    Creation Date: 1957
    Gemstones: Ruby
    Metals: Enamel, Gold, Yellow Gold
    Gender: Men's , Ladies'
    Styles / Movements: Mid-Century, Rare Jewels, Retro
    Incollect Reference #: 190060
  • Dimensions
    W. 2.55 in; H. 0.75 in; Diam. 0.75 in;
    W. 6.48 cm; H. 1.91 cm; Diam. 1.91 cm;
Message from Seller:

Bizarre Bazaar opened its first retail location in NYC back in 1985, specializing in Antique Toys, Vintage Transportation & Industrial Models, Perfume Bottles and Art Deco

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