WWII Stone from English Bombed Houses of Parliament, Tobacco Jar
Date: mid 20th Century
Dimensions: H 22cm W 14cm D 14cm
Shipping: $ 80
Rare and unusual piece of WW2 memorabilia.
This is a large piece of stone from the London Houses of Parliament which were bombed by German enemy air raids on 10th May, 1941. Leftover stones of the bombed houses where made into different items, provided with lead plaques and authenticity certificates, they were sold to help the rebuilding.
This one has been turned into a tobacco jar in 1942 and has a circular lead plaque to the front depicting the Houses of Parliament and lettered 'This stone came from the houses of Parliament'.
It has a ceramic inside and a heavy carved wooden lid which is also lettered with the same text and has an English Rose emblem.
Of course this jar also comes with a Sir Vincent Baddeley certificate.
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