Small collection of antique / vintage items relating to Falmouth (Cornwall) - Goss urn, glass beaker, mustard pot holders (c.1900-40)
A small collection of antique / vintage items relating to Falmouth, Cornwall, as follows:
(a) A W. H. Goss crested china model of a Manx cinerary urn (a container used to hold the cremated remains of the dead), with "Falmouth" crest, dating from the early 20th century, and measuring approximately 4cm (1.55in) in height and 5.25cm (2.1in) in diameter at the top; the base bears the usual printed Goshawk stamp with "W.H.GOSS" below, a small handpainted letter or number, and the following description: "MODEL OF / CINERARY URN FOUND AT / GRETCH-VEG I.OF MAN JANY.1899 / NOW IN MUSEUM CASTLE RUSHEN / CASTLETOWN I.OF MAN / RD.NO. 599333". It unfortunately has a large brown-stained crack above and behind the crest (and slightly impinging upon the crest itself), together with some scratching to the surface and slight marking to the unglazed base; there are some manufacturing imperfections including numerous tiny bumps and spot marks in the glaze.
(b) A vintage (probably pre-1940) externally-frosted glass pictorial souvenir beaker, measuring approximately 10cm (3.95in) tall and 6.2cm (2.45in) in diameter at the top, decorated with a large colour depiction of "Swanpool Falmouth", with the signature "P. Jost" to the bottom right hand corner; the base is faintly marked "1/6" (presumably the original price) and "88" in pencil. There is considerable wear to the decoration, together with a small chip and two or three other tiny nibbles to the rim; there is a small lump to the inside surface of the glass.
(c) A late 1930s vintage pair of electroplated (silver plated) octagonal mustard pot holders by Elkington & Co., each measuring approximately 3.6cm (1.4in) in height (excluding liner) and 5.3cm (2.1in) in diameter at the base; both are stamped "BAY HOTEL / FALMOUTH" within a garter to one side, and are marked "36734 / ELKINGTON PLATE" to the base, together with the letter "D" within a shield (Elkington's date code for 1939). One of the holders retains its original blue-green glass liner, albeit badly cracked, chipped and worn. There is considerable wear to the plating of both holders (the base metal being visible in places), with general age wear and tarnish throughout.
Quantity available (at last update): 1 set
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