1950s Italian design, a set of 4 cups and saucers from Mv Augustus. White with the green company logo emblazend on the front of both the cup and saucer.
Although second-hand these items of crockery are in very good condition and are full of character.
These pieces have travelled thousands of miles and been used by countless interesting people and, because of their high quality and timeless style, the voyage hasn’t ended. What’s better than a collectible that you can use?
5in dia saucer
2.25in cup height
In 2011 one of the last beautiful mid-century ocean liners was sadly scrapped in India, signalling the ‘end of of an era’ for us and ‘vintage ocean liner salvage’ in general. MV Augustus, built in Italy and launched in 1952, was not only the last of Her kind but also the last of a famous Italian fleet of ships that did the Italy to S.America run, the rest being torpedoed or scrapped’. She was incredibly well designed & built, inside and out, during the swan-song period of European ship-building. The best designers, craftsman and materials went into the construction of Her which is why so much of the original material onboard survived being sold on and re-fitted. We salvaged so many wonderful items from Her, the variety & quantity of which meant we were able to buy them at a rate low enough to be able to sell them at a price where the wonderful provenance is for free! ‘True to form’. To learn more about this ship please visit http://www.ssmaritime.com/augustus.htm