3rd Nov, 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
Lot 79
 

79

A PAIR OF NOVELTY SILVER CIGARETTE HOLDERS...

A PAIR OF NOVELTY SILVER CIGARETTE HOLDERS FROM THE KAISER'S RACING YACHT METEOR III, CIRCA 1907
modelled as port and starboard navigation lamps, each with green or red glass and match strike, the tops hinged to reveal gilt-lined cigarette compartment with match compartment in 'ventilator' over, each stamped on their bases with the Kaiser's monogram and dated '1907', Continental '800' mark and maker's name M. Hansen, Kiel, each -- 5½in. (14cm.) without handle

Built by Townsend & Downey Shipbuilding Co., on Shooter Island and designed by H. G. Barbey & A. Carey Smith, the Kaiser's third Meteor was launched on February 25, 1902 - christened by Alice Roosevelt, the U.S. President's wife. Sadly, her racing record was not impressive and, after persevering for several seasons, she was sold in 1909 to be replaced the the fourth, and last, Meteor, and upon which these attractive novelties were no doubt also used.

Sold for £3,472
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
fine overall condition

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A PAIR OF NOVELTY SILVER CIGARETTE HOLDERS FROM THE KAISER'S RACING YACHT METEOR III, CIRCA 1907
modelled as port and starboard navigation lamps, each with green or red glass and match strike, the tops hinged to reveal gilt-lined cigarette compartment with match compartment in 'ventilator' over, each stamped on their bases with the Kaiser's monogram and dated '1907', Continental '800' mark and maker's name M. Hansen, Kiel, each -- 5½in. (14cm.) without handle

Built by Townsend & Downey Shipbuilding Co., on Shooter Island and designed by H. G. Barbey & A. Carey Smith, the Kaiser's third Meteor was launched on February 25, 1902 - christened by Alice Roosevelt, the U.S. President's wife. Sadly, her racing record was not impressive and, after persevering for several seasons, she was sold in 1909 to be replaced the the fourth, and last, Meteor, and upon which these attractive novelties were no doubt also used.