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Staffordshire, England was already a major producer of ceramics when white ironstone china was introduced in the early 1800s as an alternative to expensive porcelain items. In addition to its affordability, the durability and simplicity of design were key selling factors to commercial customers such as steamships, taverns, schools and hotels.


The large quantity and variety of white ironstone tableware recovered from the SS Republic wrecksite suggests many of these items were shipped as cargo for the New Orleans wholesale market. The collection of demitasse cups is sized with matching saucers stamped with the maker’s mark of John Maddock & Son, a prominent Staffordshire pottery founded in the 1830s.


Whereas every effort has been made to choose the best examples of shipwreck artifacts for our collectors, some blemishes and imperfections will be evident due to the harsh conditions the pieces have been subjected to during their years in the deep ocean.

SS Republic Demitasse Cup & Saucer

  • Demitasse Cup approximately 6.5 cm tall

    Saucer approximately 12 cm diameter



    • Display stand with engraved SS Republic plaque
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Bottles from the Deep book
  • If the product you received does not meet your expectations a return or exchange is permitted within 30 days of purchase. All items being returned or exchanged must be in their original condition and complete with all packaging, certificate of authenticity and promotional gifts as applicable. All authentic shipwreck artifacts will be examined on an individual basis for any tampering or damage. Seascape Artifacts Exhibits, Inc. reserves the right to decline the return or exchange if an artifact has been damaged or altered in any way. Refunds will be issued between 5-10 business days using the original payment method.

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