In appreciation from the American Consulate, Bremen 1946 a turned wood souvenir dedicated to Commander Cherry, 1 of 9 Naval Americans to serve in the British Royal Navy during WWII, accompanied by a signed copy of his self-authored and illustrated book, Yankee R.N.
Commander Alex H. Cherry, O.B.E, R.N.V.R., a New Yorker and investment banker by profession, was one of a hand full of Americans to volunteer and serve as a commissioned officers in the British Royal Navy during WWII.
The turned wood souvenir plate is hand painted in the contemporary German style and reads “Commander Cherry, Bremen 1946” and includes the city’s coat of arms. The back is hand painted “In appreciation from the American Consulate” and “Hand-Malerei, Breitenbach, Bremen, Germany, 1946” so made during the early part of the Allied occupation of Germany. Has a small screw hook near the top for hanging.
The plate measures 5-7/8 inches in diameter, and is in fantastic shape with light wear, scuffing, and all the hand-painted details completely intact.