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|Description||Silver salver standing on three feet decorated with scrolls and paterae, the rim is decorated with shells in relief. On the upper surface, within a border of acanthus leaves, is engraved: 'This Tea Service is / Presented / to Capt. Thomas Freemen / OF THE SHIP / LADY KATHERINE BARHAM / BY HIS PASSENGERS / As a Token of their Esteem and Regard / for his unremitting and liberal attention to their comfort during / a long and tempestuous Voyage to Jamaica in 1836. / THE OWNERS OF THE VESSEL have united / in this Testimony / TO HIS EXEMPLARY CONDUCT.' On the base is engraved in cursive script: 'Mrs Ann Huggup / Mrs Elizabeth Bruce / Miss Bruce / Miss Agnes Bruce / Charles Grant Bruce Esq. / Alexander Bruce Esq. / John Down Esq. / Robert Duff Esq. / Robert Duff Esq. MD. / William Johns Esq. / Thomas William Plummer Esq.' The item is hallmarked, including date letter and maker's initials. Part of a five-piece silver tea/coffee service comprising teapot, coffee pot, milk jug, sugar basin and salver including the original strainer [ZBA4944; ZBA4945; ZBA4946 and ZBA4947]. Also an associated letter [ZBA4949].|
|Artist/Maker||Richard Pearce & George Burrows
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by Lois Harbord, 2010.|
|Measurements||Overall: 35 mm; Diameter: 292 mm|
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