'Britannia' wine set by Lows

'Britannia' wine set


Fine art poster

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  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • by cm including border ( by in)
    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

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'Britannia' wine set

This set was presented to Captain Hewitt on 29 January 1842 in the Tremont Theatre, Boston. The gift marked the successful completion of a rough transatlantic crossing, which was described in detail by Charles Dickens, one of the passengers on board the 'Britannia', in the second chapter of his 'American Notes' (1842).

With the silver is a broadsheet reporting the speech made by Charles Dickens on that occasion including the words: 'In presenting Captain Hewitt with these slight and frail memorials, we are not following out a hollow custom, but are imperfectly expressing the warmest and most earnest feelings, being well assured that, with God's blessing, we owe our safety and preservation, under circumstances of unusual peril, to his ability, courage, and skill. You will please to understand that these tokens on the table are an acknowledgment, not in themselves, but in the feelings which dictates their presentation, of many long and weary nights of watching and fatigue; of great exertion of body and much anxiety of mind; and of prompt and efficient discharge of arduous duties, such as do not often present themselves.'
Lows, Ball & Co, Boston, USA

  • Image reference: D4608-8

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