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Friday, April 14, 2017

Titanic Anniversary...April 14, 1912

I just wanted to post this in memoriam and remembrance of the sinking of the "unsinkable" White Star Titanic...

The above photo is the last taken of the Titanic as she sailed from Cobh or Queenstown, Ireland in 1912 by Father S. M. Browne. She sunk after a collision with an iceberg on April 14-15, 1912. The reasons behind the sinking and subsequent massive loss of lives are still being debated and include human error as well as material failure. The truth may never be known.

The famous White Star Titanic sailed with custom designed china for first class passengers from the Royal Crown Derby pottery in England which was reissued for the centennial of the sinking in 2012.

Because of my love of tea, I am very interested in the Titanic china items, and have met folks in my tea journey over the years who own pieces from the ill fated ocean liner.

Click on the teacup or teapot to go to the Royal Crown Derby press release about the reissue and what is available, or click this link: Royal Crown Derby Titanic China. The last I looked, it was pretty pricey, but it is a lovely and commemorative pattern.

This is a stateroom, first class class, on Titanic. State of the art in luxury for it's time. So sad to think of the craftsmanship that died along with the many passengers.... This looks the heighth of art nouveau and English Arts & Crafts design...I am pretty sure that is William Morris wallpaper. And so many promising lives lost...
So very sad...


  1. Beautiful china but so so sad of its history....Christine

  2. Such a sad and tragic loss of life along with the magnificent ship! Thanks for sharing Ruth.



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