FOR SALE ☞ Cunard Lines Souvenir Vase from the RMS Alaunia
DESCRIPTION ☞ This is a rare item from Cunard Company's ship, the RMS Alaunia. Through our research, we have found that the Cunard Company had two cruise ships with the name Alaunia. The first set sail in 1913 and was later requisitioned by the Canadian military to be used to ship troops that participated in the Gallipoli campaign. However, the ship struck a mine in the English Channel in 1916 and was sunk. Then in 1925, the Cunard Company built a near identical vessel and named it the Alaunia as well. That saw service during the second world war until its eventual retirement in 1957.
While we do not know for certain which of the two ships this item came off, we suspect it could have been the first ship due to the age and patina present on the item. This charming souvenir is silver plated -- it has E.P.N.S (Electroplated Nickel Silver) stamped on the side. The vase has a ruffled top and the Cunard Lion logo and crown with the ships name RMS Alaunia on an applied logo written in white with a red background on the center of the base.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT ☞ Approximate Height is 5 inches
CONDITION ☞ This possibly antique Cunard Lines vase is in good condition. It does have a nice patina from age. The logo on the front`s color is still crisp and readable. The Vase has no dents, cracks or repairs. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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