Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Republic Will Rise Again

Look at this beauty. 

It's fine china, probably a Staffordshire piece. The inkwell set, shown in the photo below, features a women sewing, her children snuggled against the chair. The detail is incredible -- even the small cups for ink have detailed faces!

What's even more recently was raised up, after more than 150 years on the ocean floor. It was an artifact salvaged from the shipwreck of the S.S. Republic. (More artifacts here.) 
     The Republic sank shortly after the Civil War ended, with a boatload of silver and gold coins, plus all sorts of merchandise -- pressed glass candlesticks, dishes...

 And of course, this beautiful piece.

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