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Very hard to find luncheon plate from the Bird of Paradise tea service from the 1920’s.  In mint condition and measures about 8″ in diameter.  One of the harder pieces of this pattern to find.  Marked on the bottom as souvenir.  Most people are looking for luncheon plates to complete… read more ›

Bone china hand-painted side plate in the “Bird-of-Paradise” pattern.  Measures just over 6” across.  Marked “souvenir” and purchased in the on-board gift shop.  Produced by Tuscan china and bottom marked with the Cunard logo.  Identical to the china used on board many Cunarders in the 1920’s.  In excellent condition.  No… read more ›

Lovely tea cup and saucer in the hand-painted “Bird-of-Paradise” pattern.  From the 1920’s pattern as used on the Aquitania.  Marked on the bottom as souvenir.  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.

Cunard (and the rest of the UK) went for the cube-style teapot in a big way in the 1920’s.  Cunard being Cunard, they were tradition bound and kept using the cube style for 60+ years, even as late as on QE2 in the 1980’s.  This hand-painted “bird of paradise” teapot… read more ›

Large waste dish in the famous Cube pattern.  Hand painted and happily near mint.  Identical to the onboard service but sold in the gift shops.  Marked on the bottom as souvenir.  Measures about 3″ x 2″.  For some reason this dish is one of the hardest to obtain in this… read more ›

Many collectors call this a “large creamer,” but it is actually a hot water jug.  Your tea was brought to you as loose leaves, and you poured your own hot water and you made your own tea.  Note that this is what the woman in the archival photo at left… read more ›

Souvenir whiskey tumbler as sold in the on-board gift shops of the Cunard Queens.  Great company logo in the bottom of the glass.  Have your Friday night cocktail in style!  Measures about 3½” tall. Note:  These are often sold as on-board service, but the evidence does not support that.  In… read more ›

Famous cube pattern individual creamer from Cunard’s on-board tea service.  Stands almost 3″ tall and is about 1¾” square.  Made from bone china and is nearly mint with no chips, cracks, or crazing.  Marked “Souvenir” on the base.

Everybody loves a cup and saucer.  This classic bone china example made by Foley in the pattern used on the Queens is in the typical English style they call a “coffee can.”  In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.  Several sets available so stock up.

The famed, lovely, and rare five-lobed dish by Foley.  This example was made for use in the post-war tea set.  These dishes are tough to find.  In excellent condition, measuring about 6″ across.  Did you know this dish was also made in larger sizes?  There is a medium-sized as well… read more ›

Foley bone-china tea pot in the famous cube pattern.  Measuring just about 4″ square and standing 4″ tall.  Excellent condition.  No chips or crazing in excellent condition.  This is the larger of the two sizes of tea pots and is much harder to find.

Foley bone-china side plate from the service of the Queen Mary and Elizabeth.  Has some of the usual utensil marks.  Measures about 6½” in diameter.

Foley bone-china tea pot, measuring just about 3¼” square and standing 3″ tall.  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips, or crazing.  Some slight wear to the black line on the lid.  Displays well as a set with the larger tea pot (if you’ve got one!).  Note the archival of the tea… read more ›

The cube Foley sugar bowl.  Made of fine bone china.  I often have a tough time keeping these in stock so finish your tea set with this cute sugar bowl.  Marked souvenir and would have been sold in the gift shop.  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.  Measures… read more ›

Although commonly referred to as a “large sugar bowl,” this is actually a waste dish for your spent tea leaves.  In the late 1960’s, Cunard made the “bold” move of switching to tea bags.  A risky decision that had serious consequences for the plumbing on board!  This waste dish is… read more ›

An on-deck cup of bouillon.  In my mind, at least, it is one of the hallmarks of British ocean-liner service.  QM2 still provides this expected tradition to this day.  Sadly, they do not provide nice quality double-handled bouillon cups and saucers like this.  For your next crossing, perhaps you might… read more ›

Maddock cereal bowl measuring 7½” in diameter.  Several available and dating to the 1960s.  Each has a red sticker on the back stating it was sold on bard the Queen Mary.  Pieces of in-service china and other fittings were sold on board in the gift shops during her early years… read more ›

Desirable and hard-to-find coffee cup and saucer as used on the great post WWII Cunarders.  This example comes to us from the Queen Mary.  These coffee cups and saucers are quite popular, and in fact, just about any cup and saucer for just about any transatlantic line is quite collectable. … read more ›

Rare egg hoop from the post-WWII on-board Cunard service.  Full Cunard logo inside.  This pattern was used in both first and second class on all the major post war Cunard ships, including Mauretania and Caronia.  A small quantity available.

One of the hardest-to-find pieces of Maddockware.  If, like Cunard, you had to serve appetizers to 800 expectant first-class passengers and do it quickly, these dishes were the answer to your prayers.  The idea was to rapidly, but attractively, set four of these dishes on a tray to tempt an… read more ›

One of the hardest-to-find pieces of Maddockware.  If, like Cunard, you had to serve appetizers to 800 expectant first-class passengers and do it quickly, these dishes were the answer to your prayers.  Each dish was placed on the “Barlett” trolley, and wheeled over to the diner’s table so he could… read more ›

One reviewer said in the 1960’s that the Cunard ships were getting old and were no longer seriously contending for the title “finest in the world” but that you should go because the “Cunard service, Cunard cuisine, and Cunard savoir faire are more than 50% of the any battle —… read more ›

Unusual shallow plate made by Maddock.  These plates are tough to find even as non-Kosher examples.  This one marked “Milk” is quite rare.  Excellent condition.  Measures 8″ in diameter.  Maddockware is a real crowd pleaser and a collecting favorite.  Everyone wants something off the Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth, it… read more ›

Unusual shallow plate made by Maddock.  Excellent condition.  Measures 8″ in diameter.  Maddockware is a real crowd pleaser and a collecting favorite.  Everyone wants something off the Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth it seems.

A quantity of salad crescents from the service of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.  In mint condition and measuring about 8” x 4½”.  A must have for any Cunard Queen’s collection.

Side bowl as used on the RMS Queen Mary, RMS Caronia, and second Mauretania.  One day I hope to find an archive with Cunard and Maddock Ware’s history details.  While we all have and love our Maddockware I would love to know more about their long and close relationship with… read more ›

Soup bowl as used on the Queens.  Measures about 9″ in diameter.  Excellent condition.  As a matter of interest Maddock Ware china is extremely hardy and was designed to be automatically dish washed in near boiling salt water on board!  Running it through your modern dishwasher will not hurt it. … read more ›

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 cup and saucer in the famous “snowflake” design.  Happily both are real gold leaf and, thus, date to her very early service life.  Cup by Ridgeway and saucer by Royal Doulton.  In excellent condition.

Cunard’s breakfast condiment set for use with hard and soft boiled eggs.  Dry mustard, salt, and pepper were provided.  This early example is made by Elkington and is dated 1921.  Perhaps used on Aquitania or Mauretania.  It has both of its original glass inserts however the open bowl is cracked… read more ›

Heavily weighted silver bud vase sporting the Cunard logo first introduced on the RMS Aquitania.  In good condition with the typical use marks these sport from falling over.  No bent leaves at the top of the vase.  Measures about 7″ tall and made by Hutton Sheffield .

Cute corn-cob holder in the Pinewood pattern used on the Queens.  This pattern was introduced on the Queen Mary in 1936.  In very good condition and measure about 5 inches long.  One tine is slightly bent but could be easily fixed.  Only one available.

Decorative sugar shaker made as part of Cunard White Star’s massive post-war replacement program.  Dated 1949.  Measure about 7” tall and in excellent condition.  I had several but these are popular, down to the last one!

Highly sought after Cunard pinewood pattern demi-tasse spoon as used on all the great Cunarders including RMS Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, Mauretania, Caronia etc.  These are a must to display with your Foley and Maddockware cups and saucers.  Use them the way Cunard did.  Grab more than one to… read more ›

This cute individual ice bucket and its original crow’s-feet tongs are made by Elkington and date to 1914, the year of RMS Aquitania’s maiden voyage.  Just imagine the tough duty this did during prohibition!  In excellent shape, measuring about 4″ tall not including the handle and 4.5″ across.    … read more ›

Cunard White Star iced butter dish as used on the famed Queens.  In very good condition with just typical use marks.  Happily both the insert and dish are matched, i.e., both are Cunard White Star.  Over the years these often got mismatched on the ships.  Iced butter is still served… read more ›

Mint condition lobster pick in the acanthus leaf pattern introduced on RMS Aquitania of 1914.  Made by Embassy Plate and in mint condition.   Measures about 9″ long.  3 Available.

Elkington silver-plated napkin ring dated 1892 for Cunard with a very nice, clear belted logo.  In very good condition.  This piece is early for Cunard.  In fact, the company was only just over 50 years old.  Just think, in a couple of years,  Cunard will be celebrating their 175 anniversary!

Acanthus-leaf sugar shaker from the pattern introduced on the Aquitania.  This by Elkington silver and dated 1914, the year of her maiden voayge.  In very good condition.  Measures about 6″ tall.

One of the rarest 20th Century Cunard patterns that you can find!  An unusual metalized pattern used for VIP’s on board the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in the finest suites.  The archival shows the pattern in use in one of the suites on board the Queen Elizabeth.  On the… read more ›

This is the pattern that was used on board the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in their best suites.  Not too many pieces of this pattern ever become available on the market.  The archival shows the pattern in use in one of the suites on board the Queen Elizabeth.  On… read more ›

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