A Chinese silver cocktail shaker of tapering circular form engraved with landscapes, figures and buildings, pull off cover and strainer. Inscribed: “Presented to Mrs E.R.C. MacVicker by the crew of H.M.S. Otus as a token of esteem 1933-35”. 23 cm. high. 11 troy ounces. Made in Hong Kong by Wing Nam & Co. Excellent condition.
H.M.S.Otus was an O class submarine deployed in Hong Kong,Ceylon,Malta and Gibralter during the 2nd. World War. She was scuttled off Durban in South Africa in 1946. The wreck was discovered earlier this century and is now used as a diving venue.