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Original Life Ring from the America’s Cup Yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club (1 of 2)
Original Life Ring from the America’s Cup Yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club (2 of 2)
Wick Antiques Ltd
Flag of United KingdomHampshire, UK
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Original Life Ring from the America’s Cup Yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club

REF: LA464457
£5,600
€6,542
$7,044
Certified DealerApproved listing361 sales by dealer
Certified DealerApproved listing361 sales by dealer
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’.
measurements
Diameter:
30.25 in
declaration
Wick Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Original Life Ring from the America’s Cup Yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club (LA464457) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1899
location
This Original Life Ring from the America’s Cup Yacht ‘Shamrock’, Royal Ulster Yacht Club is located in Hampshire, United Kingdom

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