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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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mauretania1906Mon Jan-29-18 03:53 PM
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#55774, "RE: Another Interesting eBay item"
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Hi Jason,
I doubt it - the name? A hull number, perhaps a slight chance, but the name? I don't think so. Others will chime in.

  

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JasonTue Jan-30-18 05:57 AM
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Hi

Thanks - I was hoping you'd comment, given your knowledge of Mauretania.

/Jason

  

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Ralph CurrellTue Jan-30-18 01:13 PM
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#55776, "RE: Another Interesting eBay item"
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Hi Jason,

On Harland & Wolff ships we often see the yard number marked on fittings, and occasionally the ship's name on portable items. Different yards may have had different practices, but I think it very unlikely they'd put the ship's name on a toilet bowl. The marking on the auction item looks a lot more like a brand name, as you suggested in your first post.

Regards,
Ralph

  

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