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Gold and Rubies Hydroplane Brooch

Origin United States
Period 1950-1999
Materials 14 Karat Gold Rubies Enamel
W. 2.55 in; H. 0.75 in; Diam. 0.75 in;
W. 6.48 cm; H. 1.91 cm; Diam. 1.91 cm;
Condition Excellent. Excellent
Creation Date 1957
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
Gemstones Ruby
Metals Enamel, Gold, Yellow Gold
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Mid-Century, Rare Jewels, Retro
Incollect Reference Number 190060
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