Retro Images of the Week: Queen Mary Decanter
Queen Mary Replica Liquor Decanter
Here at Retroplanet.com we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.
What a unique way to decant liquor, but in a replica of the Queen Mary ocean liner. This is a collectible decanter issued by Garnier Liqueurs of France that was sold at the Long Beach Queen Mary Hotel. It is ceramic with a smokestack serving as the pour spout. The date on the bottom of the decanter is “1970”, and there is also a copyright that reads, “1968 by City of Long Beach”.
The ocean liner Queen Mary began her maiden voyage for the Cunard-White Star Line on May 27, 1936. It was retired on December 1, 1967 and is berthed in Long Beach where it continues to serve as a hotel and museum. This decanter would have come from one of the Queen Mary hotel’s gift shops.