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JasonSun Jan-28-18 08:16 AM
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#55773, "Another Interesting eBay item"


  

          

Well, this is interesting. A Victorian toilet bowl on eBay that the seller first stated was from Cunard's RMS Lucania (1893):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-victorian-toilet-bowl-with-RMS-Lucania-emblem/222811731608

The registry mark, however, puts the date at 1894-95. Also, T & R Boote of England produced a pattern at around this time called the Lucania pattern, which was used on dinner services. I don't know if this toilet bowl is also by Boote, but I do know that the date makes it unlikely to have been used on the ship.

I wrote to the seller to explain, and he thanked me and changed the title of the auction to what it is now. I guess anyone owning this item can be forgiven for assuming it was actually off the ship itself.

I don't think Cunard or other shipping companies put the names of the vessels on items like this? I know they didn't put it on the dinner services.

  

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Another Interesting eBay item [View all] , Jason, Sun Jan-28-18 08:16 AM
  RE: Another Interesting eBay item, mauretania1906, Jan 29th 2018, #1
RE: Another Interesting eBay item, Jason, Jan 30th 2018, #2
      RE: Another Interesting eBay item, Ralph Currell, Jan 30th 2018, #3

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