One can only imagine which Officers, Captains, and Admirals used these pieces, on what dreadnaught or flag ship, and who they entertained!The Pirate's Lair now makes these rare and valuable pieces available for your collection or as gifts to those who would truly appreciate such finely detailed silverplated nautical dinnerware whose craftsmanship cannot be matched today.Only Having 1 Star Indicates That the Piece Was Made and Used by a Commodore as the Navy Did Not Have 1 Star Rear Admirals Until the 1980s.However This Would Make a Perfect Gift for Todays Contemporary 1 Star Rear Admiral (Lower) - Perfect Gift for a Naval Officer or Naval Antique Collector! Category 1 - Used in Senior Officer's Mess, 1880s to early 1900s, Spanish American War thru Great White Fleet era.Clear and crisp insignia of the Fouled Anchor above monogram Initials "USN", rope along the top and bottom rims of the boat.Backstamped: Reed and Barton, Silver Soldered, p/n 3000, "Fascio" 1943 Hallmark Date.Produced by the Renowned Manning, Bowman & Co Pat'd Febn 15, 1898 - June 19, 1901.- Category 1Beautiful period piece with one or two spots of silverplate bubbling, otherwise excellent condition as can be seen.
The Stylized "USN" Monogram is Part of Regulation US Navy Dinnerware and Hygieneware Used During this Period Which Also Dates This Piece to the Late 19th Century.For the most discerning collector of Naval Dinnerware!Complete with Dish or Pan with Wood Serving Handle, Lid with Rope Edging and Captains Topmark, Burner and Stand. Made for the Captains Mess in absolute perfect condition.Reed and Barton, Silver Soldered, p/n 3610, 340 B, "Flying Bird" 1944 Hallmark - Category 1RARE One-of-a-Kind! Late 19th Century Style US Navy Dinnerware Antique 1880's to early 1900's Pre-WWI US Navy Silverplated Ice Water Decanter (Navy Decanter) or Water Pitcher with Ceramic Lining Insulation.US Navy Captain Decanter with Eagle Insignia and Ceramic Interior for Ice Water! Made for CAPTAINS MESS with Eagle clutching Wheat and Arrows, Two Condensation Weep Holes on Bottom.Manufactured by Reed and Barton w/ Patent Dates: April 6, 1858, August 4, 1868, November 17, 1868, April 6th, 1872, Extended 7 Years.