Tinned chocolate

A tin of chocolate as presented to British troops during the Boer War by Queen Victoria. The tin is gilt and has a red lid with a blue border. There is a circular embossed portrait of Queen Victoria in the centre, coloured gold. To the left the Royal monogram 'V R I' below a crown, tro the right, 'SOUTH AFRICA 1900'. Below, a facsimile hand-written inscription: 'I wish you a happy New Year Victoria R I.' Contains the remains of chocolate in silver paper.

Object Details

ID: AAB0024
Collection: Food and related equipment
Type: Tinned chocolate
Display location: Not on display
Events: Second Boer War, 1889-1902
Date made: 1900
People: Queen Victoria
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 35 x 154 x 92 mm

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