same silk, but registration number printed on card mount
instead of woven on silk.
Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra
usual silk, with registration number woven on silk
Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 52 953 Sprake did not record any Grants

Woven on Silk:-

RD NO   Q   370915

Printed at bottom of card:-


Her Majesty Queen Alexandra.

24.0cm deep by 18.3cm wide

13.7cm high by 9.0cm wide


by Geoffrey Godden:
This imposing silk portrait is, of course, the pair to the portrait of King Edward VII - which, incidentally, has no credit to the Grant firm [see go168]. The design was registered on 2 March 1901 under the number 370915. Numbers were at first printed at the bottom of the card-mount [as the image above on the left], but soon they were woven under the Royal Arms in the silk picture [as the image above on the right].
The portrait is found in two sizes. The larger silk {the images above} is 5 1/4 inches (13.3cm) high, mounted on a card measuring about 9 1/2 inches by 7 inches (24.1cm by 17.8cm). The smaller silk {recorded as go48} is 4 inches (10.2cm) high, mounted on a card 7 inches by 5 1/2 inches (17.8cm by 14.0cm).
This portrait was also issued as a postcard [see gc12].
A rare version is found mounted on the same card as King Edward VII [see go8], and some later silks, from 1905 on, are found on a darker card-mount without a title. 

Other comments:
This silk is the Grant number 105.

This silk was registered on 2 March 1901, with registration number 370915 woven on the silk below the Royal Coat of Arms.

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