Roberts Pretoria Boer War 1900 glass plate



For those interested in the Boer Woer this rare plate is an absolute must have. It commemorates the arrival of Frederick Roberts in Pretoria on 5 June1900 (President Kruger and his senior government officials having legged it leaving behind a general state of panic).  

Why anyone would want such an event celebrated in a pressed glass plate we know not, but this may reflect a general state of panic in Greener and Co glassworks which had recently gone bankrupt and been bought out by Jobling & Co. We fear this item was hardly likely to solve that particular problem.

 10 inches in diameter and in near perfect condition apart from a small frit to a scallop on the left hand edge.

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