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Wedgwood “Spiderweb” Pattern Oyster Plate, 1913

Item Number: 42445 $295.00

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This pattern was introduced by Cunard in the latter part of 1913 or the early part of 1914.  Used in first class from the outset on board Aquitania (see archivals on board Aquitania), this pattern was also used on the Lusitania and Mauretania.  How do I know, you ask?  Because examples of this were recovered from Lusitania in 1982 and a single photo exists of the pattern in use in her dining room.

It looks like Cunard revamped all the first-class china on at least its main ships at that time.  It is often referred to as the “spider web” pattern.  Interestingly, only dinner plates and oyster plates seem to survive.  Serving pieces or cups and saucers from this pattern are unheard of.  Made by Wedgwood and date marked 1913.  Measures about 9″ x 7″ and in excellent condition.