A silver model of the 12 metre racing yacht Miquette 1934  by Benzie of Cowes, London, no date latter,
Lot 101
A silver model of the 12 metre racing yacht Miquette 1934, by Benzie of Cowes, deck with incuse stamp BENZIE COWES, with lion passant and town marks only, London, no date letter,
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 19,132) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A silver model of the 12 metre racing yacht Miquette 1934,
by Benzie of Cowes, deck with incuse stamp BENZIE COWES, with lion passant and town marks only, London, no date letter,
mounted on a painted wood plinth, with BENZIE COWES inset rounel, height total 69cm, length of yacht 43.7cm, length of wood base 47cm.

Footnotes

  • The Twelve metre class was designed under the International Rule, first introduced in 1907. Miquette was built to the third manifestation of the rule, designed and constructed by William Fife at Fairlie and launched in 1934 for her first owner R.S.Grigg, who based her at Greenock. She still survives today and is currently for sale awaiting extensive restoration.

    Benzie specialised in finely crafted models of racing yachts in the 1930's, generally made for the owners although occasionally offered as prizes.
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