Plate, with photograph of Edward VIII

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made in England

Postcard of Plate, with photograph of Edward VIII.
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Plate, with photograph of Edward VIII

This English white glazed porcelain souvenir plate is transfer-printed with a photograph of Edward VIII. It dates from around 1937.

The inscription on banners underneath the king's head reads, '12th May/CORONATION/1937'. The base is stamped with the maker's initials, 'TL & K'.

Edward VIII was king of the United Kingdom from 20 January to 10 December 1936 when he abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson of the United States. He was the only British sovereign ever voluntarily to resign the crown.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-893-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 592
Date: Around 1937
c. 1937
Material: White glazed porcelain. Inscription: ER; MADE IN ENGLAND / TL & K
Dimensions: 61 mm D (base) x 94 mm D (rim)
What: Plate
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Edward VIII (Souvenir of his coronation)
Description: Small souvenir plate of white glazed porcelain, of conventional circular shape, with a transfer-printed photograph of Edward VIII in the centre, made in England, c. 1937
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