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Ocean Liners, Glamour, Speed, and Style. Major upcoming exhibition at PEM & V&A Museums.

by Jonathan Quayle |

New important Ocean Liners exhibit opening! We are pleased to announce the opening of the upcoming 'Ocean Liners, Glamour, Speed, and Style' at PEM, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, in association with the V&A London. We are pleased to have been involved with this major exhibit and have loaned four items from our personal collection.  

White Star Line, RMS Olympic. c-1911 original pitch pine & wood decking, reclaimed from Haltwhistle.

by Jonathan Quayle |

White Star Line's RMS "Olympic", her main boat deck, showing her pristine pitch pine decking. White Star Line, RMS "Olympic", Back in stock, a collection of original sections of the ships very own wooden decking, c-1911. Two of the lots of "Olympic" wood, as shown at the auction of Aldridges,...

Cunard White Star Line, 1st Class Art Deco Foley fine bone china tea & coffee service. 1936-1968.

by Jonathan Quayle |

This weeks arrival and bumper haul is a quantity of the ever popular banded ivory ware for the 1st Class by Foley & Grosvenor, especially designed for the the new Cunard White Star Liner, RMS 'Queen Mary', in 1936. Original advertisement as featured within:- 'The Shipbuilder and Marine Engine-Builder', 'Queen Mary' Special edition, June 1936....

Cunard White Star Line, RMS Queen Mary Art Deco Bakelite ash trays, a guide to the used onboard & souvenir examples. 1936-1968.

by Jonathan Quayle |

  A selection of small two rest ash trays, both the two coloured examples are marked 'souvenir' on the base and would have been sold onboard within the ships very own gift shop. The two black and white examples are those which were used onboard. One of the most striking and iconic artefacts chosen for...

Cunard White Star Line, Art Deco British Silver plate modernism goes to sea. RMS Queen Mary, 1936.

by Jonathan Quayle |

In May 1936, the biggest ocean liner ever to put to sea for the British Mercantile Marine, set sail for the United States, that ship would become a living legend, the RMS 'Queen Mary'. To cater for her First Class passengers Cunard White Star employed the best silversmith of the day, Elkington Plate, pioneers in the field of silver plating...

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