Gentleman's jewellery case from Titanic wreck site card

Gentleman's jewellery case from Titanic wreck site

MMM.2016.9.5

On display

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This wooden and black leather jewellery case, 1912, recovered from the debris field around the Titanic wreck site. The leather top has been gilded with the initials 'R.L.B.' (only traces of the B remain). This probably refers to American First Class passenger Mr Richard Leonard Beckwith, who survived the sinking. This jewellery box originally contained the five tie pins in this collection.