Mr. J. Yelland
Viscountess Clifden launched H.M.S. Lion from Devonport in 1912. A short film shows the cutting of the rope with the chisel and mallett - objects that are encased in this finely carved casket.
Carved oak presentation casket with a male lion on top of lid, lined in blue velvet and containing a mallet, a chisel, a piece of rope and three keys, used by Viscountess Clifden for launching HMS Lion on the 6th August 1910. According to local press the casket was made by Mr. J. Yelland from 300 year old oak, and on the underside of the lid is an oval watercolour of the ship by Ernest Harrington - see also LAN.D.243, also in Lady Robartes's Room.
Presented to Viscountess Clifden following the launching of the HMS Lion on the 6th August 1910 at Devonport Dockyard. Later given to the National Trust by The Hon. Gerald Agar-Robartes, 7th Viscount Clifden.
Makers and roles
Mr. J. Yelland, craftsman Cyril Blackmore, craftsman Ernest Harrington, artist