Accession number: 75.J.44
Measurements: 30 cm L x 25 cm W x 2 cm H x 25 cm DiameterDiameter including handles 30cm
Narrative: Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, May 24 1819, the only daughter of Edward Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne because her three uncles ahead of her in the succession had no surviving children. On William IV's death in 1837 she became queen at age 18. The plate commemorates her fifty years on the throne.
Description: Round glass plate with raised design and solid handles on either side. The relief design is on underside - Queen Victoria's head in profile, two heads, one young, one old; each head wears a different crown. There is a decoration of leaves, identical coats of arms and crowns on either side near handles, "1837" below heads. The upper surface of the plate is smooth.