Pair Victorian Silver Porcelain & Enamel Menu Stands ""Giralda""

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, London 1897
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Fine quality pair Victorian porcelain, silver and enamel Menu Stands of photo frame form with leather easel backs. The silver frame enamelled with Maritime flags on a flag pole and the name of the steam yacht ""Giralda"". Engraved with contemporary presentation inscription to the original owner - Captain Harry McCalmont.

Central white porcelain panels to exhibit the written menus.

By Sampson Mordan, London, 1897.
Also engraved with the retailers mark : J Blount Thomas of Southampton.

Sold - £865.00

In very fine condition with no damage or repair
115 mm (4.53 inches)
72 mm (2.83 inches)
9 mm (0.35 inches)
242.00 Grams (7.78 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver, Porcelain & Enamel
SY 'Giralda', 1894.

This twin-screw yacht was built of steel in 1894 by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd at Govan for Colonel H L B McCalmont. The 'Giralda' was fully fitted out as a pleasure cruises, with electric lighting throughout. She was rigged as a three-masted schooner, and featured an awning-deck to provide protection for the passenger apartments. In 1898, the ‘Giralda’ was purchased by the Spanish Government, and was used as an auxiliary cruiser during the Spanish-American War. She served as Royal Yacht to the King of Spain from 1907 onwards, and was broken up in 1921.