Edward VIII Empire Decanter Peace And Prosperity 1936
Heading : Edward VIII Decanter
Date : 1936
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Waisted gourd shape with square base
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 24cm height
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : The decanter has been professionally cleaned
Weight : 988 grams
An acid etched map of the world, territories within the British Empire are denoted in engraved with bands. "Peace, Prosperity, Rule Britannia" with Edward VIII's monogram and the date 1937. This was the intended year of Edward's coronation before he abdicated in December 1936. Roses, thistles and shamrocks engraved above each corner.
We have never seen any equivalent of this before. This was engraved at a time when Britain still had an empire. It was heavily reliant upon the colonies to see it through WW1. Some may argue that the empire truly came to an end when Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. We however would contend that after Nasser nationalised the Suez canal and we made an inadequate response that the Empire truly came to an an end. We are currently unable to extracate ourselves from a European quango and have gone from being able to do antything to doing almost nothing within three generations and override democracy itself.
The breakup of Empire resulted in the partition India, Ireland, a two state Palestine and global ramifications that make the backstop seem trivial.
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