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The St Edward Plate: C.105 & A & B-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The St Edward Plate

Maker(s)

Factory: Spode

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Description

Bone china, printed and painted in polychrome enamels with the arms of Elizabeth II, Edward the Confessor, Henry III, Elizabeth I, and gilt.

Bone china, printed in gold and brown, and painted in blue, red, and pink enamels, gold, and platinum. Decorated in the centre with the arms of Elizabeth II, and on the rim with a gothic style gold printed border, broken by the reputed arms of Edward the Confessor (top), the arms of Henry III (right), and the arms of Elizabeth I (left). On the reverse is an inscription printed in gold slightly gothic lettering, 'The St. Edward Plate/1065-1965/With the approval of Her/Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II/and the authority of the Dean/and Chapter of Westminster/this plate has been created in/celebration of the nine hundreth/anniversary of the Abbey's/foundation by St. Edward, King/and Confessor. Nine hundred plates only have been made of which this is number 881'. In square blue presentation box (A) , the lower part lined royal blue silk, and the lid lined with white silk, printed in gold in the centre with 'Spode'. Accompanied by a certificate of authentication (B) signed by the Dean of Westminster, in an envelope numbered '881', and with four newspaper cuttings.

Notes

History note: Purchased by Ann Robinson.

Legal notes

Given anonymously through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam in memory of Ann Robinson.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Anonymous

Dating

20th century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1965

Note

The plate was made to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Westminster Abbey

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, red, pink and brown) gold
Plate Diameter 26.7 cm Height 2.1 cm
Box Height 4.1 cm Length 31.5 cm Width 31.5 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, printed in gold and brown, and painted in blue, red, and pink enamels, gold, and platinum
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The St. Edward Plate/1065-1965/With the approval of Her/Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II/and the authority of the Dean/and Chapter of Westminster/this plate has been created in/celebration of the nine hundreth/anniversary of the Abbey's/foundation by St. Edward, King/and Confessor. Nine hundred plates only have been made of which this is number 881.
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: Printed in gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105 & A & B-1997
Primary reference Number: 40678
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 July 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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