TERRA NOVA An electroplated cruet set from the Terra Nova wardroom, by Walker & Henderson, Sheffield, [c.1900]
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TERRA NOVA An electroplated cruet set from the Terra Nova wardroom, by Walker & Henderson, Sheffield, [c.1900]
Sold for £7,250 (US$ 12,185) inc. premium
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TERRA NOVA
An electroplated cruet set from the Terra Nova wardroom, by Walker & Henderson, Sheffield, the trefoil stand on three raised ball feet, with stem and loop handle and cut glass fitments, makers' marks on the base of the stand and the salt and pepper pots, the front with expedition logo ('British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova R.Y.S.' in a band surrounding a penguin on the Pole), the mustard spoon engraved B.A.E.T.N./R.Y.S., the whole 150mm. high

Footnotes

  • An example of this cruet can be seen on the table in the celebrated photograph of the Captain Scott's birthday dinner at Cape Evans in June 1911, by Herbert Ponting. See illustration overleaf.

    Provenance: P.O. Patrick Keohane and by descent; Christie's 21 September 2005, lot 364.

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