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Lot 0538
Blue/white china. White Star Line logo. 9.5"diameter. Clear Conservation Technology Group label.

Built in 1903 by Harlan and Wolff in Belfast (the same builder which built the Titanic), White Star Lines' RMS Republic was lost at sea in a collision in 1909. The ship's newly developed Marconi wireless telegraphy transmitter was credited for saving 1,500 lives. Sister to the Titanic, the Republic was known as the "Millionaires' Ship"because of the number of wealthy Americans who sailed on her.

The wreck of the Republic was found by Captain Martin Bayerle in 1981. She lies upright approx.50 miles south of Nantucket Island in 270 feet of water. Ironically, it was less than three years later that the Titanic sank while following a similar route taken by the Republic.

Recovered artifacts from the Republic were documented by the Conservation Technology Group, Newport, Rhode Island. That Group's conservation label with individual Artifact Registration # was then affixed to the items.

Only a small number of RMS Republic recovered artifacts were ever placed for sale. The ones being offered here were initially sold at a 1988 nautically-themed auction held in conjunction with Newport's Museum of Yachting. Three quarters of a century under water certainly has affected the condition of these artifacts but they are, unquestionably, rare and historic.

This is an unreserved auction with no minimums. This is an online only sale. Items may be viewed upon appointment in New York City.

Condition: Crazing with missing piece on outer edge.
Notice to bidders: More detailed condition reports and additional photographs are available by request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in excellent condition. Please message us through the online bidding platform or call Guernsey's at 212-794-2280 to request a more thorough condition report.

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RMS Republic Delf Soup Bowl. White Star Line.

Estimate $700 - $1,000
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