Lot 8: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. RED STAR LINE / CLASSE UNIQUE TOURISTE. Circa 1932. 25x19 inches, 64x164 cm. L. Gaudio, Anvers.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
DESIGNER UNKNOWN RED STAR LINE / CLASSE UNIQUE TOURISTE. Circa 1932.
25 1/2x19 1/2 inches, 64 3/4x164 1/2 cm. L. Gaudio, Anvers.
Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; minor creases in margins and image. Paper. Matted and framed.
The Minneswaska and her sister ship Minnetonka had brief lives of just over ten years each, having been built in 1923 and scrapped by 1934. Originally they sailed for the Atlantic Line but were sold to the Red Star Line in 1931. It is unusual that such an exceptional and rare Art Deco image is not attributed to any artist.