Vintage Urn Form Lipton's Brass Souvenir Tea Caddy Wembley Empire Exhibition 1925 Reg No 711485 Liptons
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Item - Vintage Brass Lipton's Souvenir Tea Caddy from the Empire Exhibition of 1925 held at Wembley, England (please see all photos)
Maker - Unknown
Stamps - Marked around the circumference of the body with - BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION 1925. LIPTON'S SOUVENIR TEA CADDY, it is also stamped to the base with LIPTON and the British registration number 711485 which was granted by the British Patents Office in 1925.
Type - Souvenir Tea Caddy
Circa - 1925
Construction - Brass with Tinned interior
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 5.25" in height
Weight - 116 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition, though there is some light bruising to the caddy...most are found with larger dings & dents
Other Interesting Points -
The British Empire Exhibition was a colonial exhibition held at Wembley, Middlesex in 1924 and 1925, it was opened by King George V on St George's Day, 23rd April 1924. The British Empire consisted of 58 countries at that time, and only Gambia and Gibraltar did not take part. It cost £12 million and was the largest exhibition ever staged anywhere in the world - it attracted 27 million visitors.
Its official aim was "to stimulate trade, strengthen bonds that bind mother Country to her Sister States and Daughters, to bring into closer contact the one with each other, to enable all who owe allegiance to the British flag to meet on common ground and learn to know each other".
The lion depicted to the front of the caddy was designed by F. C. Herrick and was to become the Exhibition's symbol, it embodied the might, dignity, power and prestige of the British Empire, according to the official guide.
There are many Lipton's caddies around, appearing in three forms - globe (1924), the 'bun' shape (1925) and this particular example the Greek urn shape also from 1925.
(Please see all Photos).
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