Sweets Dish

Production date
Post 1891
Country
England
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Description
Sweets dish, made of fine bone china, central square shape with leaf pattern around sides and corners. Rim is edged in gold, with hand coloured image of Anzac Memorial and Railway Station, Brisbane.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery dish
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Ceramics
Production date
Post 1891
Production place
Measurements
W118mm Diameter 118mm
Signature/Marks
ANZAC MEMORIAL BRISBANE / AND RAILWAY STATION
BONE [image of crown] CHINA / AYNSLEY / ENGLAND
History and use
Shrines of Remembrance, such as Anzac Square in Brisbane, are important places in the landscape. As a physical location for remembrance they give people a focal point for commemoration. These sites are so important that they even feature in tourist-ware.

This sweets dish, featuring the Anzac Memorial and Central Railway Station in Brisbane is part of a collection of ceramic souvenir items held by the museum, dated from the 1920s to the 1960s, showing that most areas of Queensland have been promoted. Most of the souvenir items depict features locally regarded as important or symbolic. The use of souvenirs is widespread and relies on both local and international manufacturers for supply, sometimes from the most unlikely places.
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Registration number
H28556

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