29th Apr, 2009 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Popham)

 
  Lot 99
 

99

[M] A RARE WHITE METAL AND ENAMEL SOUVENIR BROOCH...

A RARE WHITE METAL AND ENAMEL SOUVENIR BROOCH FOR THE S.S. CITY OF ROME, CIRCA 1881
depicting the ship steaming in a brisk sea inscribed "City of Rome", mounted on an oblong with securing pin and further engraved on the reverse TO PEGGY FROM GRANDMA 1917 -- 1½in. (4cm.) wide
Built by the Barrow Shipbuilding Co. originally for the Inman Line, City of Rome registered 8,415 gross tons and could accommodate 271-1st, 250-2nd and 810-steerage class passengers. With her elegant clipper bow and four masts, she was called the world's most beautiful liner. After five voyages with Inman, she transferred to the Anchor Line in 1882 on the same trans Atlantic run between Liverpool and New York. In 1898 she repatriated 1,690 Spanish troops from Portsmouth, USA to Santander after the Spanish-American War. She was scrapped in Germany in 1902.

 
A RARE WHITE METAL AND ENAMEL SOUVENIR BROOCH FOR THE S.S. CITY OF ROME, CIRCA 1881
depicting the ship steaming in a brisk sea inscribed "City of Rome", mounted on an oblong with securing pin and further engraved on the reverse TO PEGGY FROM GRANDMA 1917 -- 1½in. (4cm.) wide
Built by the Barrow Shipbuilding Co. originally for the Inman Line, City of Rome registered 8,415 gross tons and could accommodate 271-1st, 250-2nd and 810-steerage class passengers. With her elegant clipper bow and four masts, she was called the world's most beautiful liner. After five voyages with Inman, she transferred to the Anchor Line in 1882 on the same trans Atlantic run between Liverpool and New York. In 1898 she repatriated 1,690 Spanish troops from Portsmouth, USA to Santander after the Spanish-American War. She was scrapped in Germany in 1902.
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