1901 Prince of Wales square Royalty tin


 1901 Prince of Wales square Royalty tin

Very nice and antique Royalty tin from the turn of the 19th century. Not marked with a manufacturer's name but probably a biscuit tin due to the size.

Beautifully decorated with a framed image of  I believe  George Frederick Ernest Albert who later became King George V.

The image appears to be from his distinguished career in the Royal Navy which led to an Admiralty title. The image is labelled H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, the title he obtained in 1901 after the death of Queen Victoria and the ascension to the throne of his father King Edward VII.

This tin I believe was made to commemorate his obtaining of this title. Profusely decorated with gold trim and flowers and panels on each side showing scenes from various Dominions of Britain to which he became heir apparent to.

This inludes a scene of the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa, the Taj Mahal in India, the Cape Town harbour and Table Mountain in South Africa  and Sydney Harbour in Australia.

This tin is in very good condition with minor scratches and paint loss and is hinged with no rust. It measures 7 1/4" square and about 2 1/2" tall.

A great and rare tin for any collection!

George V George Frederick Ernest Albert 1865 – 1936 was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–1918) until his death.
George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 to 1891, he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire.

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