The ceramic plate commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria, with an original painting of the Royal Exhibiton Building in Melbourne on the front, by the Victorian artist Charles McCubbin (1930-2010). Charles McCubbin was the grandson of the Australian painter Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917).
The ceramic plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria has state and national signifcance as one of 5000 plates worldwide released by the Moliver Collection. It also has artistic signifcance as there is an original painting of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on the front, by the well known Victorian artist Charles McCubbin, who was the grandson of the renowned Australian painter Frederick McCubbin.
Blue and pink toned circular ceramic plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of Victoria in 1984-5.
Front: An original painting of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, signed by the artist Charles McCubbin, with an inscription around the top and bottom edges. Chip in the edge of the ceramic below the date 1984-5.
Back: Text about the plate commemorating the 150th anniversay of Victoria with an original painting by Charles McCubbin and his signature, as well as the Plate No. 0404 and trade marks of the Moliver Collection, Westminster Fine China, Australia and Victoria 150.
Inscriptions & markings
Front: "To Commemorate the 150th Anniversary / of Victoria 1984-5" - around the top and bottom edges of the plate.
"Charles / McCubbin" signature above the date 1984-5.
Back: "The Official Plate Commemorating / Victoria's 150th Anniversary. / Officially endorsed by the Victorian Government / and the 150th Anniversary Board. This plate is one / of a limited edition of 5,000 plates worldwide released / by The Moliver Collection / Original painting by Charles McCubbin." - on the upper part of the back of the plate.
"THE MOLIVER / Victoria 150 Years / COLLECTION" - on the centre of the back of the plate.
"M / THE MOLIVER COLLECTION - on the proper left side of the back of the plate.
"Charles McCubbin" - signature in the central part of the back of the plate.
"FINE CHINA / Westminster / AUSTRALIA" - on the proper right side of the back of the plate.
"Plate No. 0404" - on the lower proper left side of the bakc of the plate
"VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5" - on the lower central part of the back of the plate.