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When the American Line took over Inman, it also took over Inman’s china pattern; thus we see examples of the china marked “American Line” and “Inman Line.”  This 1890’s pattern was used on all of… 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… read more ›

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

Unusal craquelure (also known as craquelle) carafe used on board Cunard vessels.  This seems to have been a late addition to the Mary’s service, put on board sometime in the 1960s.  Stands about 6.5″ tall…. read more ›

Champagne flute that stands 6½” tall.  Excellent condition with a slight manufacturing flaw on the back.  At some point in the 1960’s almost everyone switched from champagne saucers to flutes.  I cannot decide which I… read more ›

Some excellent research by White Star china historian Russ Upholster has revealed that the name of this pattern (often inaccurately called “Wisteria” or “Gothic Arch”) is actually “Crown.”  It’s a fitting name because of the… read more ›

One of the last patterns ever produced for White Star and dated 08-26.  The date is impressed into the back of the plate.  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing with almost no utensil… read more ›

One of the first pieces of china in my personal collection was a White Star Line china side plate just like this one.  These lovely plates display so well and I have a soft spot… read more ›

Exquisite tea cup and saucer as used on board the ss Andrea Doria.  Commonly known among collectors as the “Chinois” pattern, this style of china is decorated with many different Chinese scenes and is one… read more ›

Cute and desirable cordial glasses from the on-board service of the United States.  These were bought by the last owner in New York City at the traveling sale of fittings that preceded the auction of… read more ›

How would you like to enjoy your evening aperitif in a real White Star crystal cordial? I take special pride in bringing you only original high-quality memorabilia, and cordials fit the bill.  This cordial comes… read more ›

Hefty water tumbler as used in the staterooms on board the ss United States.  These came directly from a couple who purchased them at the auction of the ship’s fittings in 1984.  Measures about 4″ tall… read more ›

Exceedingly rare and very desirable crystal wine glass as supplied to RMS Olympic and other White Star liners.  Identical pattern to that used on RMS Titanic and recovered from the wreck site.  Measures about 3.5″… read more ›

As you know, Cunard didn’t mark their in-service Stewart crystal glassware, but it is easily identifiable by the famous wave pattern.  Sadly, without the Cunard name on it, it is hard to come by (let… read more ›

As you know, Cunard didn’t mark their in-service Stewart crystal glassware, but it is easily identifiable by the famous wave pattern.  Sadly, without the Cunard name on it, it is hard to come by (let… read more ›

I have had a few of these before.  I wish I had saved my previous description but figured they aren’t common enough and I wouldn’t often be able to mark them restocked.  Well, they still… read more ›

Attractive sherry glass used on board the ss United States.  This came from a manager of the United States Lines, who was able to acquire it before the auction of the ship’s fittings in 1984,… read more ›

How American is this?  Let’s belly up to the bar and say “set’em up, Joe” with these cute in-service shot glasses for the United States Lines.  Measures about 2.5″ tall.   A few available.  Price… read more ›

Exceedingly rare and very desirable crystal wine glass as supplied to RMS Olympic and other White Star liners.  Identical pattern to that used on RMS Titanic and recovered from the wreck site.  Measures about 4″… read more ›

Cuckoo-pattern Cunard bread plate.  This pattern, dating to the time of RMS Mauretania and Aquitania, is the harder-to-find variant of the Tuscan Bird-of-Paradise china.  This bread plate is made by Mintons.  Fine bone china.  Measures… read more ›

I’m proud to offer yet another of the rarest Cunard china items that can be found.  This exceptionally rare platter in the “Sea Shell” pattern dates to the late 1870’s and straddles the time between… read more ›

Fantastic demi-tasse cup and saucer in a very high-quality bone china. From the pattern as used on the Bremen in the 1930’s, happily all the cups are actually marked with the date of manufacture as… read more ›

Exquisite five-lobed oyster dish from Cunard’s pre-WWI service.  This pattern was famously used on board in both first and second class and pieces of this pattern have been salvaged from the RMS Lusitania and RMS… read more ›

Large egg cup in the older pattern American President Line’s china dating from the 1950’s.  These so-called “double” egg cups have always intrigued me.  What type of egg was being used here?  Ostrich?  I am… read more ›

Very hard-to-find cereal bowl made for Cunard Line by Foley in bone china.  Almost certainly from the Queen Mary as it was discovered in Southern California.  Measures 7″ across.  in excellent condition.  Oddly, a piece… read more ›

Bone china creamer from the on board tea service of the Cunard Line.  Made by Foley this creamer stands almost 3″ tall and is 2” square.  In excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing…. read more ›

The famed, lovely, and rare five-lobed dish by Foley.  This example was made for use in the post-war tea set.  These bone-china dishes are tough to find and were used on board the Queens, RMS… 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… read more ›

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.

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.  Excellent condition with no chips,… read more ›

Foley bone-china tea pot in the famous cube pattern.  Measuring 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… read more ›

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… 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… read more ›

Rarely seen pre-war luncheon plates from American President Lines.  Three available, one marked Walker China and dated 2-39.  The other two by Wellsville China.  Measures about 7½” in diameter.  In excellent condition with only slight… read more ›

Sought-after asparagus dish as used on the RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, RMS Caronia, and all of the Cunard post war fleet.  These, however, came from the famous restaurant One 5th Ave in New… read more ›

Haven’t had these in stock in ages.  The Maddock bread plate as used on board the RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, and throughout the rest of the fleet.   In excellent condition with a small… read more ›

Maddock cereal bowl measuring 7½” in diameter.  Several available and dating to the 1960s.  Super handy to use.  As you know I use the Maddock ware as my daily china.  Its so sturdy and has… read more ›

Hard-to-find Cunard Line dinner plate made by Maddock and almost certainly used on the Queen Mary.  This plate measures about 9.75″ in diameter.  In very good condition with typical utensil marks.  Date marked during the… 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. … 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 Maddockware’s history details.  While we all have and love our… 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… read more ›

I have never had another one of these.  I am not even sure what it is.  A wine bottle coaster?  Got any suggestions?  What makes it interesting is that it’s NGI and thus predates the… read more ›

Imagine for a moment the archetype French dining-room steward presenting your order table side on this silver serving tray from the ss Normandie’s on-board service.  Made by Christofle, the famous silver firm CGT turned to… read more ›

A cute individual-sized silver-plated tea pot from the on-board service of the French Line’s ss Normandie.  I love the art deco styling and the thoughtful heat spacers on the handle so you don’t burn yourself. … read more ›

Lovely waste dish from the tea service produced by Copelands in the famous rose pattern.  It seems that this pattern appears to have only been used on Media and Parthia tea sets!  Stands about 3″… read more ›

Made by Corning and dating to the 1960’s, this bread plate is straight off one of the famous American President liners.  In excellent condition, it measures about 6” in diameter.  A small quantity available.  Highly… read more ›

A useful silver bread tray by International Silver and date coded to the maiden voyage of the ss United States.  Of particular interest is the “CD” stamped into the bottom of the piece.  This is… read more ›