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Commemorative Plate

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Earthenware plate decorated to commemorate the 50year reign of Queen Wilhelmina. Her picture in the centre is surrounded by oranges. Her portrait is surmounted by her coat of arms. Below the portrait are the Dutch and Orange flags and her initial. The plate is designed to be hung.
Size
Diam 25cm x Depth 3cm
Object Registration
4916
Historical information
Queen Wilhelmina reigned from her 18th birthday in 1918 until she abdicated in favour of her daughter Juliana 50 years later.
Significance
Such plates would have been readily available in 1948 and an important part of the celebrations.
Inscriptions & Markings
Wilhelmina 1898 Koningin der Nederlanden 1948.
On the back N.V. Koninklijke Plateelbakkerij. Zuid Holland Gouda. Plazuid.
Last updated
26 Jun 2018 at 11:47AM