Queen & Commonwealth
Bowl and stand
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 49899

Bowl and stand


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This bowl from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) has a fluted rim embossed and chased overall with scrolled and geometric foliage and is inset with five oval ivory panels incised in red with scenes of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya.

It was presented to The Queen by the officers of the Department of Agriculture on a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens on the 1954 Commonwealth Tour.