Coronation of King George VI Pressed Glass Souvenir Plate or Dish c.1937
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This is a charming example of a piece of souvenir ware produced to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
The plate is round, with a galleried scalloped rim. It has been moulded on the exterior with a central crown motif surmounting the words ‘GOD SAVE THE KING’. The edge of the plate bears the words ‘CORONATION OF KING GEORGE VI’ and the date ‘MAY 12 1937’. This is interspersed with floral and foliate motifs.
The dish is made from plain flint glass and is unmarked.
It has a diameter across the rim of about 24.9cm.
It is in good condition, with no chips or cracks, although there are some inclusions and striations within the glass as it has been mass-produced. There are also some wear and tear scratches commensurate with age.
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