Company Treasures

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“The Ark” Cigar Cabinet

Oak with silver mounts (on one side, a dove at a dormer window in the roof, three doors on the side of the deckhouse, and the Company's Arms on the side of the hull; on the other side, three doors on the side of the deckhouse: also the roof ridge and bulwark edges) made by Omar Ramsden, London, 1937 from wood recovered during the rebuilding of H.M.S. "Victory". The vessel sits in a carved sea on an oval base, with on one side a silver plate inscribed:

 I WAS WROUGHT FOR THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY

OF SHIPWRIGHTS BY COMMAND OF

SIR CHARLES COUPAR BARRIE, K.B.E., D.L., J.P.

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR SOUTHAMPTON

SECOND MASTER OF THE FRATERNITY 1935-36

 and on the other side a silver plate inscribed:

 THE UPPER PART OF THIS MODEL IS

MADE FROM THE OLD TIMBERS OF NELSON'S "VICTORY"

Presented by Sir Charles Barrie, KBE, DL, JP, (later the Rt. Hon. Lord Abertay) in commemoration of his year as   Second Master, 1935-1936.

 Displayed at Sothebys Rule Britannia Exhibition, 1986.

(065/1936)

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