Rare, R.M.S ‘Queen Mary’ Aquarium lighter
Price Code: ££££
Alfred Dunhill, London
An extremely rare silver-plated ‘Aquarium’ table lighter, the perspex body enclosing hand-painted scenes of R.M.S ‘Queen Mary’ at sea, the side panels featuring seagulls in flight, with silver plated lift-arm marked DUNHILL, in excellent condition and in a fitted Dunhill presentation box. English circa 1950s.
Length: 4 inches (10 cm).
Additional Notes: RMS ‘Queen Mary‘ is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service). After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. The ship left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where it remains permanently moored. Much of the machinery including two of the four engines, three of the four propellers, and all of the boilers were removed, and the ship now serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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