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Milton and Cheadle Plates

Royal Alberta Museum (12845 102 Ave NW) Edmonton Alberta Ongoing through Monday, December 9, 2013 The fine bone china contrasts with the rough life and challenging conditions experienced by the travellers. [Over the Mountain, Near Jasper House (a gift from Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society)] Milton and Cheadle were among the first tourists to come through what is now Alberta. The plates are part of a dessert service that they commissioned as a souvenir of the trip after they returned to England. The Minton factory adapted the images on the plates from pictures and entries in Milton and Cheadle's diaries. The plates are also significant because it is rare to find material culture relevant to Alberta's history that dates from the 1860s. [Our Party Across the Mountains] Minton achieved technical excellence in the Victorian age. The pierced border around the plates is embellished with a newly developed acid gold technique that enabled the production of the textured gold finish that you see on the leaf motif borders, floral roundels, and Milton's monogram. The plates offer a sharp contrast between the rough conditions the travellers experienced and the English society that valued decorative arts objects such as these plates. City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : Royal Alberta Museum Short Description : These delicately decorated plates commemorate an early tourists' journey to western Canada. Event Category : Museums / Attractions Cost : Adult: $11; Senior (65 years and over): $8; Student (valid ID): $7; Youth (7-17): $5; Children (6 & under): FREE Where to purchase tickets : At the door. More info :  www.royalalbertamuseum.ca…. Event Details. Location: 12845 102 Ave NW