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Stock No. 1781
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Item 1781 Treen Spill or Pen holder made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke - Click for the bigger picture

Item 1781 Treen Spill or Pen holder made from timbers ex HMS Iron Duke

Like the letter holder we have also listed today this item carries a brass plaque reading ‘Made from Teak of HMS Iron Duke Admiral Jellicoe’s Flag Ship Jutland 1916’. HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built at Portsmouth Dockyard, and launched in 1912. She served with distinction in WW1 (including at Jutland.) In WW11 she served at Jutland as a Harbour Defence Vessel but was bombed by a German aircraft and had to be beached. She was broken up in 1946 and this spill or pencil holder would date from this time. Finished in polished teak it measures 3.5” high and is 3” in diameter (9 cm high and 5 cm diameter)