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Collection of 8 pewter mess bowls from several different British Royal Navy ships of 1777-1820.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:1,500.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,250.00 USD
Collection of 8 pewter mess bowls from several different British Royal Navy ships of 1777-1820.
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1,500.00USDto freysala59 + (285.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 22:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items are genuine unless noted. Most shipwreck coins and artifacts come with a certificate of authenticity (please check the description for each item).
Collection of 8 pewter mess bowls from several different British Royal Navy ships of 1777-1820. 5 lb total, each about 2½" tall and 5" in diameter. This collection represents several decades' worth of ships in the Royal Navy, each one's name engraved on the side of the bowl (one on the bottom), usually along with an arrow mark, one also with "No. 2 Mess," but all of the same basic design with small, flared base and no other design, all in used but fundamentally undamaged condition. The ships represented here include: Ajax, Ariadne, Eden, Hero, Lion and Rodney. For clarity we should note that these are NOT later commemoratives and were actually used on each of the ships in question. With set of five typed cards giving the entire history of the HMS Lion (1777), the earliest of the ships whose bowls are included in this lot.