DDO 50th Anniversary Plate
Accession Number: 2019.ast.218 (DAA-0067)
This is a medium sized plate, white, with two lines of gold around the rim. In the centre of the plate there is a line drawing image of the David Dunlap Observatory telescope dome building. Around this image, it says, “David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ont. 50th Anniversary, 1985.”
David Dunlap Observatory Commemorative Plate
Primary Materials: China, Metal: Gold
Stamped on the rear of the plate:
MADE IN ENGLAND
“MADE IN ENGLAND
DECORATED IN CANADA
CREEMORE CHINA & GLASS
Dimensions (cm): Diameter = 22.5, Height = 2.3
This commemorative plate was produced for the David Dunlap Observatory’s 50th Anniversary in 1950. It was likely subsequently used as part of the tea/food service items that the Observatory had.
Excellent: The plate is very dirty, but is otherwise in good condition. The gold rim is worn in places.
Plate: Unicorn Tableware; Decoration: Creemore China & Glass
Date of Manufacture: 1984-1985
This commemorative plate was produced for the David Dunlap Observatory’s 50th Anniversary in 1985. It may have been used alongside the tea sets.
Until 2009, when the Observatory was sold, the plate was kept at the Observatory. Then, it was moved to storage at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto’s St George campus. In 2017, the plate was moved to a new location in the McLennan Physics building.