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Powell, Ron (fl.1950)

Presentation shell c.1950-52

RCIN 99508

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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A carved mother of pearl shell from the Cook Islands. Carved with two ship's bows with people aboard. The shell was prepared by Ron Powell and Matakite Rangi Malo.

It was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Coronation in 1953.