A scale model of the British J-class yacht "Endeavour," 20th century 33 x 13 x 38 ½ in

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Lot 1668
A scale model of the British J-class yacht "Endeavour," 20th century
33 x 13 x 38 ½ in

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,400 - 2,200
Amended
A scale model of the British J-class yacht "Endeavour," 20th century
The simulated planked decking with deck details including hand winches, toe rails, skylights, companionways, wheel and binnacle, rigged with a suit of stitched linen sails, mounted in brass trimmed and glazed case on mahogany base with marquetry inlay. 33 x 13 x 38 ½ in

Footnotes

  • Endeavour, a 130-foot J Class sloop, was commissioned by Sir T.O.M. Sopwith and built by Camper & Nicholson at Gosport England to challenge for the America's Cup in 1934. Having prepared his campaign in Shamrock V, Sopwith was keen to ensure that this yacht was the most advanced design possible. With his experience designing aircraft Sopwith applied aviation technology to Endeavour's rig and winches and spared nothing to make her the finest vessel of her day. From launching in 1934 she continued her preparation by competing against Shamrock V (then owned by Sir Richard Fairey) and the newly launched Velsheda (owned by W.L Stephenson). She swept through the British racing fleet and into the hearts of yachtsmen the world around, winning many races in her first season. Like many before her, Endeavour did not win the Cup but she came closer to doing so than any other challenger.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: This lot is in a wood frame case and not a brass frame case as stated.
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