Silver with no shields
|Silver, no shields, ship number 1|
This ship is listed in H&J as #4261, in the 'Sterling & Plated Figurals' category. The picture in H&J does not show the loose ring each dragon head holds in its mouth. This is a small ship, measuring just over 3 inches across (dragon nose to nose), the bowl rim is just about ½ inch high, and the highest part of a dragon head is 1 inch. This ship was said to have a 'lightly gold-washed interior', but to me the inside looks just the same as the outside.
I have heard from someone with this same ship - saying that theirs has a gold-washed interior,a glass liner, and a (possibly matching) spoon.
|This is a closeup of a dragon head. Notice the 'coil' detail on the ring. This head is unusual, looking almost wolf-like to me.|
|This is the inside of the bowl. This pretty design is embossed from underneath. I wonder about bottom designs such as this, as in actual use (filled with salt), the design would not be visible.|
|This is the makers mark stamped into the underside of the ship. It is marked '830' for silver content, and "MH" for Marius Hammer.|
|Silver, no shields, ship number 2 - no picture yet|
This ship is listed in H&J as #4259, in the "Sterling & Plated Figurals" category. Info states "Sterling, modern viking type, hallmarked Shreve & Co., circa 1930, just over 2" high." This ship does not have any dragon heads, but has a gracefully curved 'front', and a small curly 'tail'.