It was likely an item used for first class passengers when it was made. As it became used and started to look less perfect it may have moved down to 2nd then 3rd class and then possibly have become a Mess Hall item. It has the crest on both sides of the tureen. I have tried to photograph these to show you the condition. Good Condition with patina and signs of use.
Solder marks on the bottom partially covers the Elkington Hallmarks. The tureen needs a little cleaning if you wish to take off some of the patina or if you want to use it for soup. We have not done much if anything to clean the inside of the tureen. We have polished a little on the exterior in order to photograph the crest.
Measures 16" wide x 7-1/2" high x 10 deep (front to back at the top). It is a true soup tureen, not a smaller vegetable bowl. In the last photo you see a silver foil label and a certificate. The papers are included in this listing. It is not 100% clear what the connection to our tureen is but maybe you will figure it out.
The item "Antique Elkington & Co. Cunard Steamship Ocean Liner Silver Plated Soup Tureen" is in sale since Tuesday, October 3, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Cruise Ships & Ocean Liners\Cunard". The seller is "buy2muchagain" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Philippines, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.