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Inspired by history, a passion for the sea… and a love of rum
The Silver Oar was part of the iconography of state power. Since Elizabethan times, it has been the symbol of authority for a British Admiralty Court, placed before the Judge when the Court is in session. In this respect the Silver Oar is the equivalent of a ceremonial mace, representing the authority of the Crown and the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom. To this day, an antique silver oar is still placed before the bench when the High Court sits in London on matters relating to its Admiralty Court functions.