Quest expedition trinket box

  • A  trinket box decorated with Shackleton’s head and quote ‘Optimism is true moral courage’ around the waist
  • From a painting by James Butler MBE RA
  • Handmade and handcrafted by one of our skilled china makers
  • Hand-painted details
  • Gift wrapped in an English made presentation box
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The Quest Expedition to Antartica was Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last trip south during which he planned to circumnavigate the continent.

He died on the way down on 5th January 1922 from a heart attack whilst anchored off South Georgia.

He was just 47 years old.

His grave can be found in the churchyard at  Grytviken, South Georgia.

This trinket box is decorated with an image of Sir Ernest Shackleton created by the late James Butler MBE RA on the lid.

It also has a quote from Sir Ernest on the lid ‘By endurance we conquer’ and around the waist of the trinket box is a second quote ‘Optimism is true moral courage’

On the inside base Susan has drawn an image of ‘The Quest’.

She was the polar expedition vessel of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition of 1921–1922.

All our china is handmade and handcrafted by one of our skilled china makers in the Longton region of Stoke -on-Trent.

The china is gift wrapped in an English made presentation box.

Susan Rose China is proud to support British manufacturing at its finest.


Dishwasher safe
Microwave safe


Height: 4cms
Diameter: 8cms
Weight: 300g


Please allow 2 weeks for delivery after artwork approval

Free Postage by Royal Mail 48hr Tracked for orders over £40

Additional information
Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 8.5 cm


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