Centrepiece of testimonial silver card

Centrepiece of testimonial silver

1983.991.1

On display

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Centrepiece of magnificent parcel-gilt dinner service presented to Thomas Ismay by White Star shareholders, on board the liner Adriatic in Liverpool in 1884. It was designed by the artist G. A. Carter and made by the distinguished London Silversmiths, Hunt & Roskell and is the finest of its kind. Hunt & Roskell wanted to ‘illustrate the progress of the art of navigation from earliest times to the present day’. The grand centrepiece represents ‘Commerce on top of the World’.