Stunning & Unique Circa 1900s White Star Lines RMS Celtic Heart-Shaped Brooch
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Stunning & Unique Circa 1900s White Star Lines RMS Celtic Heart-Shaped Brooch

Code: ol00001ce

$245.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful circa early 1900s enameled brooch showing the White Star Lines RMS Celtic at center. Launched from Belfast on April 4, 1901, the Celtic had a record-setting gross tonnage, one of four sister ships known as "The Big Four". She had an uneventful peacetime history and was converted to a cruiser and then a troop ship for World War I. During her service she experienced two explosions: in 1917, from striking a mine, and then in 1918, from a torpedo blast by a U-Boat. A total of 23 people died in these two incidents but the ship did not founder either time. Post-war she was involved in two minor crashes from which she was able to rebound but finally ended by beaching on the Cow and Calf rocks off Ireland in Winter 1928. The brooch has a brass frame shaped like a heart with small blue decorative "stones". The scene with its cheery robin's egg blue betrays nothing of the ship's troubles to come.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900s.

SIZE: Approximately 1" in height and about 15/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, enamel, resin.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with C catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an old ocean liner and nautical collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX14 LBDEX7/14

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The pin has only some light wear/tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.