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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)

A late Victorian silver beaker

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)
A late Victorian silver beaker
trumpet shaped and on spreading foot, with everted rim, engraved with presentation inscription '1901 "DISCOVERY." Lieut: E.H. Shackleton. R.N.R', by Henry Atkins, Sheffield, 1900
3¾in. (9.6cm.) high
4.8oz. (150gr.)
Provenance
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Please note the maker's mark is for Harry (Wright) Atkin of Atkin Brothers, Silversmiths and not Harry Atkins as incorrectly stated in the catalogue.

Lot Essay

The silver beaker is seen in the photograph of Shackleton's cabin (in the left foreground below the vase of carnations) on-board Discovery taken on the eve of the departure of the National Antarctic Expedition in July 1901 (for the photograph see Christie's, 25 Sept. 2001, lot 37, reproduced opposite).

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