ELASTIC. An Important mid 19th Century Pond Yacht 115 x 48 x 30cm. (45 x 19 x 12in.) hull.

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Lot 129
ELASTIC. An Important mid 19th Century Pond Yacht built by R Bucknell, Maidstone, c.1856.
115 x 48 x 30cm. (45 x 19 x 12in.) hull.

Sold for £ 2,820 (US$ 3,887) inc. premium
ELASTIC. An Important mid 19th Century Pond Yacht built by R Bucknell, Maidstone, c.1856.
Hull of timber, clinker plank on frame, straight stem with square counter stern. Fitted with long lead ballast keel and wide wooden bilge keels, lead ballasted wooden rudder and pinned tiller-rack steering control. Painted dark green to the black gunwale. Timber plank deck painted cream. Details include fore companionway with lifting lid, main cabin skylight with glazed panel and sliding hatch, lifting off for access to the interior with fitted berths port and starboard. Aft companionway with sliding doors and lifting top. Handspike windlass and bitts, fore and mainsheet travellers, galley and saloon chinmeys. Original gaff cutter rig, fitted with hooks for easy rigging, wooden spars with detailed scale rigging, together with original hand made cotton sails, including mainsail, topsail, foresail and three jibs with fine detailing, stamped with the maker's mark "Mrs Golding, Sailmaker, Maidstone". Some additional sails, one also stamped Bucknell. On a contemporary wooden stand. 115 x 48 x 30cm. (45 x 19 x 12in.) hull.

Footnotes

  • This model includes a printed descriptive label dated Maidstone 1856, which describes Mr Bucknell's method of sprung rigging, designed to absorb initial wind pressure and thereby easy heeling moment, possibly the background to the yacht's unusual name? In totally original, unrestored condition.
ELASTIC. An Important mid 19th Century Pond Yacht 115 x 48 x 30cm. (45 x 19 x 12in.) hull.
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