RMS Carpathia, Cunard Line, maiden voyage May 5th 1903; sunk July 15th 1918.
Salvaged partial white vitreous porcelain tip sink basin, possibly from a second-class cabin. Impressed crown mark and '37'. Approx. h. 5.25", w. 12.25", d. 9".
Note: Recovered on September 1st 2007, dive twenty, by the Achilles rover at lat. 49º 22.082' N, long. 10º 41.677' W by an ROV basket. Accession number 07/0085. 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.
Artifact has been professionally conserved; remnants of gold to the rim; faint stains with slight crazing.