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Souvenir plate or dish - Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 Silver Jubilee 1977

2002.0021.0088

Souvenir plate or dish - Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 Silver Jubilee 1977

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Physical description

Souvenir white china dish with the Queen's coat-of-arms in the centre. Below it is 'Queen Elizabeth II / 1952 Silver Jubilee 1977'. The dish has an irregularly shaped gold rim and the side is radially fluted with a clockwise twist. Made by Elizabethan Fine Bone China, England?

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 196 items. For the most part the collection consists of souvenir ware and other Royal memorabilia. Most of the material relates to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a large component devoted to Prince Charles and Lady Diana and the Queen Mother. The collection is significant from a number of perspectives. It provides material evidence of the enduring attraction of the British Royal family. It also provides an insight into the marketing of souvenir items associated with the Royals. The collection is a wonderful example of a "magnificent obsession" on the part of the collector. The collection will be of enduring significance given the ongoing debate as to whether Australia should become a republic.

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