Tommaso de Simone (Italian, 19th./20th. Century) The 'S.Y. Erin'  27.3 x 42cm. (10 3/4 x 16 1/2in.),
Lot 20
Tommaso de Simone (Italian, 19th./20th. Century) The 'S.Y. Erin' 27.3 x 42cm. (10 3/4 x 16 1/2in.), oval
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,485) inc. premium

Lot Details
Tommaso de Simone (Italian, 19th./20th. Century)
The 'S.Y. Erin'
signed 'De Simone' and dated 1905 (lower right), inscribed 'S.Y. Erin' (lower left)
gouache
27.3 x 42cm. (10 3/4 x 16 1/2in.), oval

Footnotes

  • The steam yacht 'Erin' was purchased by Sir Thomas Lipton, one of the early twentieth century’s most determined yachtsmen and the dominant personality in the tea industry, in 1898, two years after she was launched under her original name of 'Aegusa'. Rigged as a screw schooner, she was registered at 451½ tons net and measured 264½ feet in length with a 31½ foot beam. Powered by a triple-expansion engine fired from two Scotch boilers, she was both fast and elegant and, having once passed into Lipton’s ownership, soon became one of the most well-known steam yachts on both sides of the Atlantic. Lipton’s great passion was to win the America’s Cup and 'Erin' served as his floating base for his unsuccessful challenges in 1899, 1901 and 1903. En route to the United States for a fourth challenge when war was declared in 1914, she returned home after first being fitted out as a hospital ship. Presented to the Admiralty who restored her original name as there was an existing 'Erin in the fleet, she served as a hospital ship in the Mediterranean until torpedoed and sunk in June 1915.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items