20 November 2009
A CANADIAN SILVER DISH
MARK OF HENRY BIRKS AND SONS, MONTREAL, CIRCA 1954
Circular and on collet foot, engraved in the centre with a coat-of-arms, the rim engraved with an inscription, marked underneath
12 in. (30.5 cm.) diam.
33 oz. (1,041 gr.)
The arms are the old arms of the City of Toronto.
The inscription reads 'Presented by the Corporation of the City of Toronto to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent, C.I., G.C.V.O., C.B.E., on the occassion of her visit to this City to officially open the Canadian National Exhibition August 27th 1954'.
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This Canadian National Exhibtion was the seventy-sixth to be held and was opened by Princess Marina accompanied by Princess Alexandra and was introduced by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Mr. Louis Breithaupt (1890-1960).
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