Royal Navy - A Pair of Victorian Naval Menu Holders, 1897
Royal Navy - A Pair of Victorian Naval Menu Holders, 1897
Royal Navy - A Pair of Victorian Naval Menu Holders, 1897
Royal Navy - A Pair of Victorian Naval Menu Holders, 1897
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Royal Navy - A Pair of Victorian Naval Menu Holders, 1897

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Width: 8cm (3.1in)

 

Provenance: Hon. Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Gosling, K.C.V.O.

Silver. Of unusually large size, each on rectangular a base and comprising a Naval crown formed of alternate ships’ sterns and topsails. Maker’s mark of Henry Bourne. Hallmarked 1897. Inscribed with the retailer’s name of ‘H.M. Emmanuel & Son, Portsea.

Sir Frederick Gosling (1929-2019) served in the cruiser Leander in Mediterranean during the Second World War, and was the co-founder and chairman of National Car Parks. He was a major benefactor of naval charities and honorary vice admiral in the Royal Navy.