Royal Derby Recreates Titanic Tableware for the Ship’s 100th Anniversary
RMS Titanic is probably the most famous ship that has ever been built and ever sank. Built for the White Star Line by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, it was the largest passenger steamship of its day when it set off from Southampton on 10th April 1912. 2011 sees the 100th anniversary of the launch of this ship and to commemorate its 100th anniversary, British porcelain specialist Royal Crown Derby is reproducing the china that was originally created in 1911 for the liner.
Titanic was built as a national showcase and was equipped with the very best of British engineering, craftsmanship and design. Royal Crown Derby were chosen to provide the china for the 1st class a’la carte restaurant.
This will be the first time the company unveils its pattern. Each piece will be handmade in the factory that originally produced the tableware collection.
The most expensive of the range is the Titanic Soup Tureen And Cover With Monogram for $1360.
As well as being available to purchase, the collection will be on display at the Derby Visitor Centre, which is holding an exhibition until 2 July 2011 to commemorate the centenary of the Titanic‘s launch. Organized in collaboration White Star Memories, the exhibition is called ‘History on a Plate’ and brings together a unique showcase of never before seen Titanic artifacts and historical pieces from Royal Crown Derby’s Titanic archives, including the original pattern and a booklet advertising the Titanic and the correspondence between Royal Crown Derby and the ships chandler’s Stonier & Co of Liverpool.
You can check the entire collection in this link.
About Royal Crown Derby
Established in 1748, Royal Crown Derby manufactures the highest quality fine bone china at its factory in Derby, England. The present factory is situated on a four and half acre site and was established in 1878. Today, Royal Crown Derby employs around 200 people and produces tableware, giftware and collectables for leading UK and international retailers.