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Vintage Silverplate Elders & Fyffes Sugar Basin

Vintage Silverplate Elders & Fyffes Sugar Basin

$125.00

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home...
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home...

 

Founded in 1902, Elders & Fyffes was a British banana importer operating steamship service between the U.K. and the West Indies. Offering limited passenger service as well, Elders & Fyffes played a significant part in bringing the first tourists to Jamaica.

With as many as 36 ships in its fleet in 1932, Elders & Fyffes would experience many difficulties in the years ahead including floods and hurricanes in Jamaica, the global Great Depression and finally during World War II, the total ban on the importation of bananas into the U.K. for 5 long years.

Following the war, Elders & Fyffes regularly carried distinguished passengers, including Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Alice who was the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and visited regularly. 

From the silver markets of northern England, we are so pleased to have found this magnificent Vintage Silverplate Sugar Basin produced exclusively for the Elders & Fyffes Shipping Company.  With its richly storied history, this handsome piece will surely become one of the favored pieces in all your collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. 4 3/4" x 5".

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