1809

Lot of 2 silver forks marked CUNARD and Elkington Plate, plus one silver knife marked Sheffield/Alex

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Periods & Styles Start Price:35.00 USD Estimated At:40.00 - 60.00 USD
Lot of 2 silver forks marked CUNARD and Elkington Plate, plus one silver knife marked Sheffield/Alex
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Lot of 2 silver forks marked CUNARD and Elkington Plate, plus one silver knife marked Sheffield/Alexander Clark STAINLESS (on the blade). Forks: 49 grams each, 7" long; knife: 80 grams, 10" long. Simple, understated silverware with clear markings (the knife also with a flag for the Cunard line), bright silver in excellent condition (no corrosion), rare provenance. The Aurania was a World War I troop carrier torpedoed by German U-boats off Ireland on February 4, 1918, and subsequently sunk near the Island of Mull, Scotland, after being towed there, her silver room (which held this silverware) not reached by salvagers until 1980. Recovered from: RMS Aurania, sunk in 1918 off Scotland