This white mug with a floral design and gold banding was found in the newly located debris field. It may have been a passenger's personal effect, since it does not appear to be the china of White Star Line, the operators of the Titanic.
Maker of the Pot
This is a close up of the manufacturer's mark on the side of a copper cooking pot.
A decorative bowl is made of a copper alloy with traces of silver plate.
The vessel Mariner Sea carried the RMS Titanic, Inc. team to its seventh research and recovery mission to Titanic's wreck site.
Bathing the Artifacts
In the recovery effort, artifacts are immediately put into water after being removed from the basket they're brought up in. They are only removed from the water for a short time for cataloguing. Here, conservator Patty Miller places newly recovered artifacts in water, separating them by materials.
Watching the ROV
Stacey Savatsky, Collections Manager, and Don Angel, Collections Technician, monitor video screens while communicating with the operators of the robotic diver. RMS staff determined what artifacts were to be recovered based on feasibility, condition and what was in the existing Titanic collection.
ROV with Porthole
The ROV is hauled back on deck with a recovered porthole in its arms. The porthole was one of the first artifacts recovered.
A linoleum Fleur de lis tile, used throughout second and third class public spaces, is in great shape.
This wall sconce was from the A la Carte Restaurant on board the ship. The sconce has decorative floral gilding at top, and a gilded floral and serpent motif at bottom. The electrical wiring was still intact at the back.
This is an acanthus ornament from a first class headboard, made from a copper alloy.