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Cunard Line

Curator's Gallery
Cunard Line
Cunard Line 2
Cunard Line China Patterns
RMS Aquitania Woodwork
RMS Mauretania First Class China
Effects from the RMS Lusitania
Paper Effects from the RMS Lusitania
Cunard Whitestar
White Star Line
White Star Line 2
Effects of the RMS Republic
1:150 RMS Republic Model
Oceanic Steam Navigation Company
Effects from the Empress of Ireland
Effects from the T/N Andrea Doria
Italia Line
French Line - Compagnie Generale Transatlantique
Effects from the SS United States & USL
Effects from the S.S. Vestris
Miscellaneous Artifacts
Miscellaneous Artifacts 2
Coastal Shipwrecks & Artifacts
Ocean Liner Models
Lego Model - RMS Titanic
Miniature Suite B-52 Sitting Room
RMS Titanic Exhibition - Franklin Institute

"Gold Key" Soup Bowl - Pre WWII

     Left: Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. Soup Bowl: 9 1/4" dia. This was obtained from a man whom had received it from his father who was a trawler and said it had been pulled from the sea off the Southern Irish Coast. Pitting on the interior base. Believed to have come from the wreck of the RMS Carinthia, which was torpedoed off Ireland in 1943 during WWII.
     Below Left: The RMS Aurania was built during WWI under the impression it would be over quickly. Just as she was completed, her fittings were stripped and she was commissioned for use as a troopship. In 1918, she was empty and headed to New York from Liverpool when she was torpedoed by the UB-67. She was taken into tow and sunk off Mull, Scotland. In 1980, salvagers found her prized "Elkington Silver Room" which stored the silver for the 2140 passengers she would never carry in peace time. This spoon and creamer are one of hundreds of pieces recovered and offered for public sale. Both items have been left in their recovery condition.

Early Cunard Brown Transferware Soup Bowl - 1870s
One of the earliest and rarer pieces of Cunard china you will find!

     Right: Rare "Basket Weave" pattern brown transferware soup bowl as used onboard the Cunarders of the 1860s & 70s. Measures 9" in diameter and is quite a heavy ironstone piece compared to others of later making. Has the later of the two makers marks on the back: "British and North American Royal Mail Comp. - Bodley & Compy - Burslem." Pieces of this pattern have been recovered from the bottom of Boston harbor in the 1870s during dredging operations. Wonderful condition for its age.

Elkington Soup Spoon & Creamer - RMS Aurania
Recovered pieces from her famed "Silver Room". Creamer dated 1905.

"Greek Key" Side Plate - Made 1948
This pattern was used on the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.

Cunard 'Tucsan' Souvenir China - RMS Aquitania
Made to combat with passengers stealing china out of the dining rooms.

"Maddock" Soup Bowl - RMS Queen Elizabeth

     Left: This piece came with an interesting note: 10/24/76: "I got this bowl when Nellie, Clarence, and I went through the Queen Elizabeth Liner..... I know - I just know that the Queen of England - Elizabeth Taylor and Gregory Peck ate from this bowl. Within a year of going through this gorgeous, luxurious vessel, the antique and fascinating ship was sold to the Japanese and sunk to the depths of the ocean. - Mama"