A RARE MEAT PLATTER FOR THE NATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY LIMITED, CIRCA 1870
with Patriotic border of roses, thistles and shamrocks, company insignia at centre, the reverse with maker's marks for T. Furnival & Sons of Corbridge and impressed '14' -- 15 1/4in. (38.7cm.) wide
Literature: Laister, P: A guide to British Shipping Company China of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol 1, page 74.