SPODE England "The Westminster Abbey Commemorative Plate" in Original Box
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Spode 1965 Westminster Abbey 900th Anniversary Plate
Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been in Westminster Abbey. There have been 16 royal weddings at the abbey since 1100. The most recent royal wedding was on 29 April 2011 for Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II to Miss Catherine Middleton. Lovely Spode plate issued in 1965 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Westminster Abbey. It has a white ground with a heavy gilt design with a seated queen at the centre with the Latin inscription D.G. Anglia Fran Et Hib Regina Renovata Per Illustriss Elizabet encircling her. The rim is decorated with Gothic arches, ivy and shields. It was designed by Harold Holdway, who was the art director of WT Copeland and Sons for over 40 years, and his forte came to be heraldic commemorative pieces for regiments and cathedrals. This plate was his first such commission.
Size: Approximate Measurements - 28cm Diameter Approximate Weight - 1.1KG Condition: In good condition with no chips, cracks or breakages visible. Comes in original box which is worn and ripped.
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