This delightful , 21st birthday gift is dated for 1944. It was given to a friend’s mother by her parents. It looks as if it was hand crafted – quite possible in a time of war.
The plaque measures 4 and 5/8” (11.7cms) by 3 and 5/8” (9.2cms).
The document, galled over and framed takes the form of an illuminated scroll. From ‘21st hangs a golden key to an open door to a path beyond Then in gothic lettering , just like a mediaeval manuscript., is the message. It is signed at the base ‘E.E.H.T.
The reverse is finished with fine leather on cardboard. There is a stand for display. On one side is the date ‘6/4/44’. Then in pencil is from ‘Daddy & Mummy’ and ‘A Rutland Product Made in England’
The front is perfect but there are some signs of age on the reverse. This lovely collectable would make a perfect gift for someone who treasures old collectables. It will arrive in gift box.
English 1944 Illuminated 21st Birthday Plaque