The yacht ‘Dragon’ cigar case, 1907
Price Code: SOLD
A unusual special-commission Sterling silver cigar case of large capacity, the front with a finely detailed design of a stylized yacht mast, with 13 black and yellow yacht flags, corresponding to Dragon’s designated flag design in Lloyds Yacht Register of 1902-1903, each flag symbolic of the yacht’s 13 winning positions. To the top of the mast, the burgee in blue enamel of the Royal Northern Yacht Club flies. Engraved to the corner is 16 Starts.10 First.3 Second Prizes above the name of the yacht and the date of presentation also highlighted in Royal Blue enamel.
The inside is gilt-lined and to the inside of the lid, a very charming picture frame is set with a black and white photograph of Dragon. With maker’s marks for Edward & Sons, and hallmarked 1907.
This may have been presented to George Moir, a well-respected member of the RNYC and celebrated yachtsman.
Height: 5 inches (13 cm)
Width: 3½ inches (9 cm)
Depth: 1 inch (2½ cm).
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