The cube shaped tea service was chosen for its streamlined shape, primarily for its suitability for use within the riggers of a ships interior. No longer would fragile spouts and handles be as much of an issue with the built in design, as well as their unique stackable quality. Although looking like the epitome of classic Art Deco design of the 1930's, it is actually much early, pre dating this period. It was developed for its stacking ability in England around the turn of the century and found its first flourishing of mass use when chosen by Minton for use as the deck service of the Aquitania pre WW1, but wasn't widely used by the company fleet wide until post war.So in 1936 with the advent of the new Cunarder the design was used again, this time in a pattern that matched its striking design and shape qualities, the design is said to represent the sun rays over the gray Atlantic. In time for the ships maiden voyage of 30,000 items were ordered! See photos of an original advertisement in the shipbuilder magazine from June 1936 detailing the companies contract for this service, first to Copelands, later to Foley.
The service was in use from day one of the ships Maiden Voyage in May 1936, right up until the end in 1967. Cunard rolling out the new service designed for the QE2 across the remaining fleet.IN USED CONDITION WITH SOME WARE MENTIONED FOR TOTAL ACCURACY, DISPLAYING BEAUTIFULLY. OTHERWISE ALL IN GOOD ORDER. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK.
I DO NOT CONTROL THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE WHICH AT PRESENT SEEMS TO BE HIGHLY UNRELIABLE. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. The item "CUNARD LINE RMS QUEEN MARY 1ST CL ART DECO 1950'S DEMITASSE COFFEE CUP & SAUCER" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Nautical\Ocean Liners/ Cruise Ships\Cunard". The seller is "thepurserslocker" and is located in Ryde.
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