A piece to commemorate the coronation that never happened. Edward abdicated before his coronation to marry Wallis Simpson after which they became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He was then succeeded by his brother George VI who was succeeded by his daughter the current Queen Elizabeth.
This is a tray for a desk or vanity that could be used to hold small items. The glaze has some crackling as shown. It was made by Lancasters Ltd of Hanley in England. A small piece of a very significant time in British history. Ironically "Long may He Reign" is the motto on the dish.