British Dice Shaker Set Comprised of Timber from H.M.S. Victory, Dated 1836

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This did not come from any Museum Collection that we are aware of. It came to us from a collector who purchased it many years ago in England as a curiosity. Oddly enough and as interesting as this is, it is not uncommon to see such relics from Britain's Glorious past.

This is a really cute little wooden lidded Dice Shaker complete with ivory dice and ivory "knob" to lid. Shaped as a Beer Keg it comes complete with carved hoops making it a most attractive set.

On the side is an old silver plaque engraved:

A Memento made from timber from H.M.S. VICTORY 1836

As a child my father gave me a chunk of Wood labeled as being a memento of the old London Bridge. Bridges get rebuilt and even serving Ships, (H.M.S. Victory is still regarded as a serving Naval Vessel), have to be repaired so OFF CUTS were often recycled into such souvenirs. This just happens to be a particularly attractive example of a one of a kind item. Very possibly used on board to ease the boredom of 19th century sea travel.

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