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1971 Wine Coaster (Large) with 10 Downing St motif/ Roy Jenkins

1971 Wine Coaster (Large) with 10 Downing St motif/ Roy Jenkins

Large Fully hallmarked sterling silver, London dated 1973 with a makers mark for the silversmith Walter Davies & Sons.

It has an engraving on the front relating to RJ at Prime Minister Edward Heaths 10 Downing Street. of 1971 (see note below)

Fitted with a polished mahogany base and felted green beneath.

Measures approx 133mm / 5.25 "in diameter at the rim and 37mm / 1.46" tall.

The item is in good used condition that barely detract,


RJ  is almost certainly Roy Jenkins. On 28 October 1971, he led 69 Labour MPs through the division lobby in support of the Heath government's motion to take Britain into the EEC.

Roy certainly enjoyed his wine (although he had an aversion to vin blanc and his passion for vin rouge was mainly confined to fine claret). Campbell doesn't attempt an assessment of his subject's daily alcohol intake (as Jenkins did in his biography of Churchill) but David Steel records his amazement at how much his great ally could drink at lunch, yet remain unaffected.

Please note that all old silver will have certain signs of age and use, they will not be perfect or as new. We will however detail and bring to your attention anything we consider significant.
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