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 TH Ismay on his retirement. It consists of a large globe with female figure seated on top depicting Commerce and four great navigators seated around base of globe; Vasco de Gama, James Cook, Jason & Columbus. Designed by G A Carter. Depicts the figure of commerce on top of a central globe with the figures of Jason, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Capt Cook sat beneath. This piece was intended to 'illustrate the progress of the art of navigation from earliest times to the present day'.