RMS Carpathia, Cunard Line, maiden voyage May 5, 1903; sunk July 15th 1918.
Salvaged small brown glazed footed pottery third class teapot. The teapot impressed 'England' to the underside. Approx. h. 4.875", w. 7.75".
Note: Recovered on August 25th 2007, dive five, by the Achilles rover at lat. 49º 22.073' N, long. 10º 41.691' W by an ROV basket. Accession number 07/0009. A conservation/condition report and certificate of authenticity will accompany this lot. Provenance: May 2001, Premier Exhibitions, Inc. acquired ownership of the wreck of the Carpathia, which was sunk by a German torpedo during World War I off the coast of Ireland; February 2007, RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., transferred those ownership rights to Seaventures ltd.; August 2007, by previous agreement with Seaventures ltd., Premier Exhibitions, Inc. conducted a scientific research and recovery expedition to the Carpathia, during which this object was recovered and subsequently conserved.
RMS Carpathia was best known as the ship that rescued 705 survivors from the shipwreck of RMS Titanic.
Artifacts have been professionally conserved. The teapot surface is dull with multiple scratches and marks; glaze and firing imperfections; chips to rim and crack to spout with possible separation; lid is not present.