zz Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1897) antique commemorative tea plate (City of Salisbury) (SOLD)
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1897) antique commemorative tea plate (City of Salisbury) (SOLD)
A late 19th century antique commemorative ceramic tea plate, produced for the City of Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1837-1897), probably commissioned by the civic authorities for distribution to the children of the city. The basically ordinary off-white glazed plate with narrow dark reddish-brown bands, measuring approximately 19.3cm (7.6in) in diameter, is transfer-printed in dark brown to the centre with a crest, surrounded by the words "CITY OF SALISBURY / 1837 / 1897 / VICTORIA DIAMOND JUBILEE"; the base is stamped "97 / 4", and there is also a small dash of paint in the same colour as the bands.
Not being an especially high-quality piece, there is crazing and discoloration throughout, together with various marks and minor manufacturing irregularities, and the triple stilt marks (normally only seen on the base of a plate) are visible on both sides; there is also some scratching to the surface and age wear to the foot.
SOLD Dec. 2016
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