Great Exhibition Tin Plate
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These fantastic tin plates are inspired by a variety of traditional and royal china. Great for picnics!
Each plate measures 26cm in diameter. Choose from six different styles or mix and match!
Great Exhibition Plate
The design of this tin plate is inspired by an original china plate from the Royal Collection from a dessert service by Coalport. It was used at the royal table at the banquet given by the City of London at the Guildhall to celebrate the opening of the Great Exhibition on 9th July, 1851.
The design of this tin plate is a replica of a French plate made at the Sèvres Porcelain factory in 1771. The original plate was decorated in enamel by Jean Nicolas Le Bell. The original is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Royal Oak Plate
Painted with the Royal Arms with Great George and the Badge of the Golden Fleece, this tin plate is inspired by a plate thought to have been made as a trial piece for the Rockingham coronation service c.1830.
King George III Plate
The design of this tin plate is inspired by a breakfast service commissioned by George III from the Worcester factory in 1805. The centre is decorated with the royal arms and the border shows oak garlands enclosing the crowned cipher of George III and sprigs of national flowers tied with ribbons.
Queen Victoria Plate
This tin plate is inspired by a china plate in the Royal Collection, made by the Minton Factory, and was acquired by Queen Victoria in 1877. The plate is decorated in the centre with the Queen’s cipher and the reserves in the surrounding borders show the national emblems of roses, thistles and shamrocks.
Victoria & Albert Plate
The design of this tin plate is inspired by a Worcester plate that was made c.1840. The plate was then painted in the centre with the cipher of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was given to Queen Mary in 1934.
This dessert plate is from the Devonshire collection at Chatsworth House, taken from a Feuillet porcelain plate in the Sevres style. It has a strong green outside rim with coloured flowers and gold spray. There is a delightful central flower posy and is thought to have been made c.1830. The original is currently on display in the great dining room at Chatsworth.
The Duke and Duchess of York Plate
This beautiful plate was made in c.1820 for William IV to present as a wedding present for the then Duke and Duchess of York, later King George V and Queen Mary. The strong blue border bears the Garter motto in gold which translates as 'Evil Be Unto Him Who Evil Thinks'.