Sauce Boat
Category: Silver
A silver sauceboat with intermittent decorated borders and inscription, and a ladle, by Gladwin Ltd., Sheffield 1945 and 1955, 23 3/4 ozs. Inscription on the side of the sauceboat ‘Presented by B.O.A.C to the Q.A.R.A.N.C Officers British Military Hospital Tripoli, September 1955’. Hallmarks: Gladwin Ltd, Sheffield
We understand that this sauce boat along with some other silver, was presented to the Sisters Mess in Tripoli as the BOAC female cabin crew would stay there when they overnighted in Tripoli. It was seen as a safe place for them to stay.
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Epergne
Category: Silver
A silver-plated epergne, the tapering column with a central bowl support, with three fluted arms with beast mounts, on a shaped base, with three swan supports and beaded borders, Inscription: ‘From Colonel B.A.Moore To Miss M.M. Blakeley and the Nursing Staff. Royal Victoria Hospital Netley, December 1920’.
This epergne was badly damaged and had pieces missing. It was restored by Richard Rogers Conservation. Maud Mary Blakely RRC QAIMNS was a Matron during WW1. She had served during the Boer War as a Sister in the Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve).
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