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Coronation Tin, 1953
Coronation Tin, 1953
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Brief Description: Round tin with illustration on lift off lid of HM Queen Elizabeth II in blue gown with Prince Philip
Subject Date: 1953
Creator: Huntley, Boorne & Stevens
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: This tin was produced to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The sides are decorated with scenes of royal homes and Westminster Palace together with Commonwealth shields. The portrait was reproduced from an original black and white photograph by Karsh of Ottawa. The base of this tin is made out of aluminium due to the shortage of materials after the Second World War. This was the first tin made by Huntley, Boorne & Stevens since the conclusion of the war - in 1952 the government had released an extra quota of tinplate to make coronation souvenirs.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 8.8cm, Diameter: 18.2cm
Subject: uniform, crown, queen, duke, furniture, coat of arms, palace, castle, portrait, royalty, natural science <botany>, arms and armour, gems and jewellery, architecture, heraldry, domestic <furniture>
Name Subject: Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth II
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.401
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_401~1_476-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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