Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui

By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917
Mark: Alvin Corporation, Providence, RI (Sterling)

Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui

Of baluster form raised on circular pedestal foot, centered by a pair of cast, and applied flower and scroll handles, inscribed, “Presented to Captain Peter Johnson of the S.S. Maui April 15th, 1917 by the Maui Chamber of Commerce Kahului, Maui,” with an engraved rendering of the S.S. Maui on the other.

See “The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders,” edited by George F. Nellist, published by Honolulu Star Bulletin, Territory of Hawaii, 1925; it is stated that, Captain Peter Johnson (b. 1863) is listed as “one of the best known mariners in the western ocean. A native of Sweden, Johnson took to the sea at an early age. He arrived in Honolulu in 1880; established a home in San Francisco, where he later worked alongside and befriended Captain William Matson (1849-1917), founder of the Matson Navigation Company.

The commercial passenger ship, the S.S. Maui, which traveled between the US West Coast and Hawaii, was built in 1917 by Union Iron Works at San Francisco, California, for the Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco. Johnson served as its first commander.

Measurement: Height: 12.5", Weight: 41 troy oz.

Item Condition: Interior with thinning gold wash.

Price: $2,250

SKU 232-261

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