Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Terra Nova Toast Rack



So you know how there's that auction coming up of artifacts that viscerally embody the unfathomable hardships of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition?

Well, tomorrow there's also this. I mean, just. Electroplated. Can you even imagine?

Lot No: 4
An electroplated silver six slice toast rack from the British Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova RYS (1910-1913), est. £1,500 - 2,000
[bonhams.com]
Unexpectedly related: 100-year-old pat of butter found at Scott's Antarctic base [dailymail.co.uk]