Edward VII 1901 Coronation Throne Pin Cushion – A silver throne pin cushion with gothic pierced sides and legs in the form of standing lions. this is a copy of the Coronation Throne, or King Edward I Chair, which was built to hold the Stone of Scone (the Coronation Stone of Scotland). This is the same Throne that is in Westminster Abbey and on which every English Monarch has been crowned since.
When Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, Edward became King of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India and, in an innovation, King of the British Dominions. However, his coronation took place in 1902 after it had to be rescheduled due to illness.
Later replacement pin cushion pad.
Weight 23 grams.
Height 5.5 cms. Base 3 x 2.1 cms.
Hallmarked for London 1901 with the silversmiths mark for Cornelius Saunders & James Francis Shepherd.
The Coronation Chair was made for King Edward I to enclose the famous Stone of Scone, which he brought from Scotland to the Abbey in 1296, where he placed it in the care of the Abbot of Westminster.
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