What you got if you won the race. Sterling sailing trophies from the Gilded Age. All made in America. Three awarded in Newport and one in France.

Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. Modeled in the design of a galleon with galleon shape with a cast Poseidon on the prow and six cast dolphins.1884. Sterling silver. Tiffany, maker. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/
Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. 1882. Sterling silver. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Promised Gift of The Schwartz Family Foundation and The Schwartz Foundation. (L.2012.10.2 Pitcher;L.2012.10.3 Tray) Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/
Cup for the Schooners race, New York Yacht Club. 1891. Sterling silver. Part of the “Spectacular Silver: Yachting’s Goelet Cups”  exhibit. Photo credit and © Ellen McDermott Photography. Image © 2020 National Review. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/art-exhibit-spectacular-silver-yachtings-goelet-cups-gilded-age-glamour/




Cup commissioned by Ogden Goelet and James Gordon Bennett for the Cannes Yachtsmens Union which was founded in 1893. 1894. American. Sterling silver. Tiffany. Inscribed “COUPE OGDEN ET J. GORDON GENNETT FONDEE EN 1893 UNION DES YACHTSMEN DE CANNES” under the body. Museum ID #
Museum inventory ID #2005.6. Collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. Image ©  Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. Fair use license. via https://chrysler.emuseum.com/objects/32871/ogden-goelet-and-james-gordon-bennett-cup;jsessionid=5F9B140A4EAC460F39F9ED4C27014655?ctx=4fb3f559-cfea-4cf2-aec9-f42836f88fa9&idx=0

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