Sterling and Enamel Napkin Ring c1907 from the RMS Mauretania

James Fenton & Co Birmingham England c1907, Mass 33g, Diameter 49mm, Height 32mm.

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RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear for the British Cunard Line, and launched on 20 September 1906. At the time, she was the largest and fastest ship in the world. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. After capturing the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing during her 1907 inaugural season, Mauretania held the speed record for twenty-two years. In very good condition, hand pierced with a gadroon boarder. This Edwardian commemorative napkin ring was crafted 1907 at the very beginning of the Mauretania's service. The enameled lion and crown represents the Cunard line and the blue stylized ribbon represents the Mauretania's newly won Blue Riband award for speed. Made by James Fenton & Co Birmingham, England. Mass 33g, Diameter 49mm, Height 32mm. Rd Number 516381 No monograms. Polished and in very good condition with few usage marks.