Spoon from the 'Sheila'.; Mappin & Webb; Pre-1927; 2011.1

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Applecross Heritage Centre

Name/Title

Spoon from the 'Sheila'.

About this object

Silver-plated dessert spoon salvaged from the wreck of the Passenger Steamer 'Sheila', wrecked at Cuaig Bay, Applecross, 1st January 1927. The donor, Dr Alexander K. Gillies, is believed to be the last surviving person to have sailed on the 'Sheila' (he travelled on her as an infant).

Maker

Mappin & Webb

Maker Role

Silversmith

Date Made

Pre-1927

Place Made

Sheffield

Medium and Materials

Silver-plated steel

Inscription and Marks

"Mappin & Webb" stamped on reverse of spoon's stem; nearer the head of the stem is the image of a 'Y' in a shield. On the front, at the head of the stem, in copper-plate inscribed lettering, are the intertwined initials D Mc B (David MacBrayne - the name of the ferry operating firm's founder). The company was still known as David MacBrayne Ltd at the time the 'Sheila' ran aground.

Measurements

21 cm long x 4.6 cm wide (at widest point of the bowl)

Collection

Objects from the Sheila

Credit Line

Donated to Applecross Historical Society by Dr Alexander K. Gillies, Culduie and Inverness.

Applecross Historical Society thanks LEADER, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Applecross Trust, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for funding our digitisation project.

Object Type

Spoon

Object number

2011.1

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