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Oregon, Cunard Plate Shard

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A salvaged shard of china recovered from the wreck of the ss Oregon, which sank of Fire Island in March, 1886, after colliding with an unidentified schooner, most probably the Charles H. Morse.  This is the well-known maroon-banded pattern used extensively by Cunard in the 1880s.  The maroon banding wore off during its time on the bottom, leaving only a ghostly outline of the original pattern that can still be seen when reflected in the light.  If you have acquired a non-salvaged version of this pattern, this makes a great comparison to display side by side.   Part of the maker’s mark still on the reverse.  The longest measurement is 5.5″.