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    A Tiffany & Co. Satin Finished Silver Covered Trophy Jug with Cast Nautical Finial, New York, circa 1872
    Marks: TIFFANY & Co., 2192, QUALITY 925-1000, 04489, UNION SQUARE, M
    11-1/2 x 8 x 6-3/4 inches (29.2 x 20.3 x 17.1 cm)
    59.43 troy ounces
    Inscription: FIRST PRIZE FOR SLOOPS without time allowance WON BY GRACIE NEW YORK YACHT CLUB REGATTA June 20th1872

    American Presentation and Trophy Silver from the Collection of J.D. Parks

    The covered trophy jug with satin or butler's finish, anchor and rope finial, applied handle terminating in masque, rope-form band to shoulders, inscribed to central cartouche with applied oakleaves.

    Gracie was built at Nyack, on the Hudson in 1868 by A. Polhemus. Known for speed, Gracie was raced from 1868-1895, and had a rich history of wins. She was acquired by Colgate in 1872, who entered her in the Annual Regatta on June 20th.


    "A moderate sou'wester and calm spots prevailed during the Annual Regatta on June 20, 1872, when ten schooners and four sloops made a "flying start" in the Narrows to compete around the usual Club course, Southwest Spit-Sandy Hook Lightship. Gracie, 2,875 cubic feet, 54 tons, 65 feet overall, Samuel J. Colgate, had the best elapsed time for sloops..." John Parkinson Jr., The History of the New York Yacht Club, pp 75-76

    Samuel J. Colgate was a business man, active in New York Society. He succeeded his father as president of the New York City based Atlantic Branch of the National Lead Company, and retired in 1889 when the large lead companies across the country consolidated. Colgate was married to Cora Smith, who was "considered to be one of the most beautiful women in New York society," and was active in many clubs in addition to the New York Yacht club including the Corinthian Yacht club. New York Tribune, 16 Feb. 1893, p. 7





    Condition Report*: Overall presenting well, with minor surface scratch to the left of central cartouche, no repairs or losses observed.
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    November, 2020
    17th Tuesday
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