When Research pays off

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MS15-14558Kronprinzessin Cecilie-LightWell (1)

There is nothing quite so satisfying in my job then when I make an interesting discovery regarding objects in our collection.  A couple of weeks ago I was researching some of the North German Lloyd ships, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kronprinz Wilhelm, when I came across a picture of the First Class Dining Room for Kronprinzessin Cecilie.  Now, I had seen this picture before (shown below), but hadn’t really taken a good look at it.

This time I noticed that the decorative piece in the center looked familiar so I zoomed in and sure enough, it is a piece in our collection!  The four cherubs around it (only three are visible in this picture) are also in our collection.   Read more