Decanter stopper : KGS 'Komet'
|Title||Decanter stopper : KGS 'Komet'|
|Date made||c 1911-1913|
Silver topped cork decanter stopper comprising a circular silver cap, the top of which is engraved 'K.G.S. KOMET'. A 50 mm screw descending from the inside of the cap allows a cork to be firmly attached. The upper edge of the cork butts snugly against the base of the silver cap.
The 977 ton German Government steam yacht KGS Komet was built in Bremerhaven in 1911, and dispatched to German New Guinea as an administrative vessel for the protectorate. She was based at Rabaul on the island of New Britain, and fitted out in a luxurious manner for the use of senior German staff.