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Object: Ceramic plaque (portrait of Queen Elizabeth II)

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Title Ceramic plaque (portrait of Queen Elizabeth II)
Production RH & SL Plant Limited (ceramicist), 1953, England
Medium summary glazed ceramic with gilt edging
Materials ceramic glaze, bone china
Classification souvenirs, portraits
Technique glazing, gilding
Dimensions Overall: 92mm (Height) x 75mm (Width) x 35mm (Depth)
Credit line Purchased 2011
Registration number GH021476

This is a souvenir of Queen Elizabeth II's tour of New Zealand and Australia,1953-54.

The plaque was originally made to commemorate Queen Elizabeth'scoronation in June 1953. It was later transformed into a souvenir for the tour by printing commemorative text on the back: 'ER In commemoration of the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand 1953-54'.

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