Silk of Queen's Silver Jubilee

(double mount with 1953 Coronation)
1977

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 88   not listed not listed
 

Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, being a double silk of the 1977 Jubilee silk with a gold background, and the original 1953 Coronation silk

Words:
Woven on top silk:-
THE QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE
1977

Woven on bottom silk:-

 
WOVEN IN SILK 1953
 
BROCKLEHURST-WHISTON
 
MACCLESFIELD
 

Printed at top of card mount:-
 

Printed at bottom of card mount:-
WOVEN FOR THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 1953

Printed on inside of fold over cover to the card mount:-
Woven in Silk to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1977 by BROCKLEHURST of Macclesfield, craftsmen in silk since 1745.

Size:
Card mount:
30.8 cm deep by 22.9 cm wide

silk:
top silk: 15.0 cm high by 8.5 cm wide
bottom silk: 8.2 cm high by 15.1 cm wide

 
Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    Mr Michael Bateson
Design Draft:Mr Michael Bateson
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weaving:3 shift weaving, Mrs Marlene Lawson
Design No:Z.21513
Comments:

by Lewis Cowen:
From 1969-1976 no pictures were produced, but in 1977, to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee, two were sold at the same time.

The new one could be bought separately [obk84 on this site]. It could also be bought double mounted [as above] on the same mount as the Coronation, which had previously been issued in 1953.

The Jubilee silk is the only one woven with more than six colours in it. Variations exist in the single silk picture, with the background known to have been woven in gold or pale blue. The originally double mounted editions [above] feature the gold version only.

At this time, whilst some of the earlier pictures were still available from BWA, others were already out of stock. The Silver Jubilee could be purchased for 5.50 and the double mounted issue of the Coronation and Silver Jubilee was available for 32.50.

The double mounted issue was available only on request, and was supplied 'to order'. Estimates vary regarding the actual number sold - some say between twelve and twenty. Whatever the truth may be, they are very rare.

Other comments: 

Inside of fold over cover to the card mount

Inside of fold over cover, showing the additional wording.

 


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