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ID number:  BIRRC-H0027
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  University Heritage Collection
Artist / Maker:  Royal Selangor
Title / Object name:  Pewter Plate 'Last Supper'
Object type:  Plate
Place made:  Malaysia
Measurements:  14.2 cm diameter
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This pewter plate shows a central raised motif of the Last Supper, with Christ at the centre surrounded by his disciples. The name Royal Selangor was established in 1992, following the receival of a royal warrant from the Sultan of Selangor in 1979. This prestigious business was originally established as a small workshop in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, producing small household items out of tin. Following a decline in demand for ceremonial pewterware during the 1930s, the company began producing European style items for the British, marking a turning point in the company’s growth. Mass international export began in the 1970s and the company even diversified into areas such as jewellery. This item was given as a gift to the Vice Chancellor.

Inscriptions / Translations:  ROYAL SELANGOR PEWTER LAST SUPPER (on reverse)

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