Not currently on display at the V&A

Dish

ca.1920 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Robert W. Coan was a London aluminium foundry, based in Clerkenwell in the first half of the 20th century. During the First World War, it manufactured aluminium casting for the War Department supplying the airforce and navy.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Aluminium, cast.
Brief description
Dish, Aluminium, London, made by Robert W. Coan Aluminium Foundry, ca.1920.
Physical description
Dish, aluminium, rectangular with two handles. The rim and handles decorated with elaborately moulded scrolls and leaves in mock rococo style. The sides dip in a deep convoluted curve towards the base. The base is decorated with a portrait of the Prince of Wales in naval uniform, smoking a cigarette. On the sides there are four medallions, two on each side, enclosing scenes showing the Prince playing polo, golf, tennis and show jumping.
Dimensions
  • Length: 31cm
  • Width: 19cm
Style
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • Impressed at one end, `Our Prince of Sports'.
  • Impressed on the back: `With Compliments from Robert W. Coan Aluminium Foundry 219 Goswell Rd. London E.C. Pure Aluminium Sand Cast'.
Production
Advertising Ephemera
Subjects depicted
Summary
Robert W. Coan was a London aluminium foundry, based in Clerkenwell in the first half of the 20th century. During the First World War, it manufactured aluminium casting for the War Department supplying the airforce and navy.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.62-1976

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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