Regimental china c.1900

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Regimental china c.1900

Postby plbramham » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:45 pm

I doubt if this cake stand made it to South Africa, but the unit it was produced for certainly did!!
The 2nd Volunteer battalion of The Border Regiment had companies in towns such as Appleby, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, and Sedbergh (see viewtopic.php?f=59&t=2316) in the South Lakeland and Eden areas of what is now Cumbria.
I have an interest in medals & insignia etc., but I rather like “quirky” regimental items such as this piece of mess china which must be a rare survivor? (Plus items like this are far, far cheaper than badges etc!)
The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd volunteer battalions became 4th & 5th Bn. Territorials in 1908 – see extract from The London Gazette. I’ve also attached a photo of 2nd Btn. Volunteers at Kirkby Lonsdale c. 1905 at their armoury on “Jingling Lane “ with Capt F.Pearson ( a solicitor) Lt B.Rigg, Lt.B.Williams, and Sgt. William Spooner.
Regards Paul
P.S. The cake stand , which is about 12 inches across, has an impressed mark, "1 -97" underneath, which it has been suggested is a Minton date letter for 1897, but I know nothing about pottery marks. Anyone help?
cake stand 2nd Btn.jpg
Cake stand , about 12 inches across
cake stand  2nd Btn detail.jpg
2nd Volunteers crest
London Gazette 1908 - formation of territorials from volunteers
KL 1905.jpg
Kirkby Lonsdale 2nd Btn. volunteers 1905
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Re: Regimental china c.1900

Postby CockneyTone » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:18 pm


sorry can't add any info but what a lovely piece to own! thanks for sharing it with us.
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