1933

Silver-plated handled toast rack, marked with Cunard Steamship logo and Elkington Plate stamps, ex-A

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Silver-plated handled toast rack, marked with Cunard Steamship logo and Elkington Plate stamps, ex-A
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Silver-plated handled toast rack, marked with Cunard Steamship logo and Elkington Plate stamps, ex-Aurania (1918). 228 grams, 5-1/4" x 6". Almost completely intact four-piece toast holder typical of fine dining, minor corrosion on spines but otherwise bright and beautiful, rare provenance as from the Aurania, 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 toast rack) not reached by salvors until 1980. From the S.S. Aurania (1918), with certificate.