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1907 to 1920's - RARE! One of a Kind Piece. Antique Naval China US Department of Navy Pitcher for Milk or Cream used in the Personal Mess in the Captain's Cabin or other Senior Admiral. The older Dept of Navy Seal is Clearly Displayed

This particular piece was produced by Lamberton China of Trenton, NJ. Lamberton did not utilize date codes in the production of their china pieces. However, a Lamberton china piece with an M in the crest, not an S, was made between 1892 and 1922 by Thom. Maddock's Sons, also of Trenton, the precursor business to Scammell which operated from 1923-1953.

This pitcher has an M above the text china and an L below, as well as an M shown in the Lamberton Crest. So this certainly was made by Maddock after it purchased Lamberton. The older Dept of Navy Seal was established ca 1905-1907 and used until the 1930's. So this piece can easily be dated between 1905-07 and 1922!

Discounts will apply if purchasing this WWI pitcher along with a Department of the Navy marked 4 piece cup and saucer set along with 4 silverplated Kings Design US Navy teaspoon with stamped fouled anchor.

Antique US Dept of the Navy Milk or Cream Pitcher Antique US Dept of the Navy Milk or Cream Pitcher Topmark

Antique US Dept of the Navy Milk or Cream Pitcher Side View Antique US Dept of the Navy Milk or Cream Pitcher bottom mark

 RARE One of a Kind - US Dept of Navy China Cream or Milk Pitcher WWI era
ca 1905-1920's. 8" high, holds 12oz - Perfect Museum Quality Condition with Clear Early 1900's era Department of Navy Seal, Gold Gilt Trim and Handle - Perfect Gift for a Naval Officer
 us navy antique milk or cream pitcher
 Used in Senior Officer's Wardroom or Captain's Cabin Mess ca 1905-1923. This pitcher is exactly the same as the one below except bottom marked "Lamberton China" which was owned by Maddock China until the early 1920's.  $395.
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Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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