British Empire sterling silver collectable plate, diamond jubilee
Sterling silver collectable plate commemorating the 75th anniversary of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, hallmarked for Birmingham in 1972.
The maker is Roberts and Dore. The plate comes in its original box with a corduroy sleeve cover and a certificate made out to the original owner in 1972.
This is the Imperial Silver Company's "British Empire Plate". It was designed and signed by John Spencer Churchill, the 11th Duke of Marlborough. He was a nephew to Sir Winston Churchill, an icon of the Second World War years. The plate contains an engraved image of Britannia and her trident ruling the waves with a warship background and overriding it a portrait of Queen Victoria.
The plate was made in a limited edition of 1700 and this is number 953.
Diameter of the plate is 19cm/7.5 inches. Silver weight is 222g - approximately 7.14 troy ounces.
Condition of the plate is very good. It has clearly only been used for display purposes. Very fine surface scratches, to be expected from the occasional clean, are the only evidence of its age and previous use.
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Postage will be by signed delivery to the UK and Royal Mail tracked delivery to international destinations..
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