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R.M.S. Rhone Commemorative Dish

Available in three colors

Wedgwood Blue
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RMS Rhone Commemorative Dish
Celadon Green
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RMS Rhone Commemorative Dish
Tropical Rose
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R.M.S. Rhone Dish Dimensions:

Height: 6 inches
Length: 8 3/4 inches
Thickness: 3/4 inch
Shipping Weight: 1.8 lbs

R.M.S. Rhone Dish $95.00
Select one of three colors

Gift Wrap Service: $5.00
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R.M.S. Rhone Commemorative  Dish

Our R.M.S. Rhone Commemorative Dish shows the vessel using both steam and sail. Made with with writing that stands out so we could clearly define her name and location, our dish also shows her 3 bladed propeller and one of the two Admiralty Pattern (Herreshoff in the USA) anchors she carried. Notice as well the lifeboats carried along the edge of the deck.

The Royal Mail Steam Packet "Rhone" was typical of vessels at that time, as sail gradually gave way to steam. In 1879, trying to escape a tremendous hurricane, she struck the corner of Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands,  and sank in about 80 feet of water. Today she is the premier wreck site for divers in the BVI and it is a thrill to view her lying on the bottom covered in marine life.  Most divers only get to see her in the daytime but our artist/sculptor was a divemaster for 18 years and led many a group of guests down to experience the extra thrill of dives on the wreck in darkest night.

Gift suggestions for our Rhone Dish

Diver / Snorkeller,  Marine Historian,  Birthday,  Christmas,  Retirement,  Graduation,  Father's Day

Virgin Island Fossil Coral Figurines are not painted......

They are shot through with color as they are made. Every figurine made is unique. The technique of the artisan in laying in the colors, the batch of white fossil coral prepared for use, the temperature, the humidity, all affect how the colors will flow. No two will ever be exactly the same. All our pieces are all individually made. The Coral Studio employs no mass production techniques, only skilled craftsmen.


All The Coral Studio's "Virgin Island Fossil Coral" line are made using Fossil Coral Rock from on land in the British Virgin Islands. Live coral lives underwater, and Fossil Coral can be found there too, but we use Fossil Coral exclusively gathered from on shore. It's absolutely unique because no one else in the world makes figurines this way. And when you own one of these pieces you will be displaying artwork that is ecologically friendly.

Each of our items is carefully handmade by artisans and skilled craftsmen and uses a natural product gathered and refined locally; therefore, variations in finishes, castings, color, inclusions, and detailing are anticipated and expected. Please make sure you review our terms and conditions before you order.