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THE FIRST WILHELMINA COMMEMORATIVES

 

THE FIRST WILHELMINA COMMEMORATIVES

Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria was born on the 31st of august 1880 in Apeldoorn. She was the only child of King Willem III and his second wife Queen Emma van Waldeck-Pyrmont. She had three half brothers from her father’s first marriage to Sophie van Württemberg: Willem (1840-1879), Maurits (1843-1850) en Alexander (1851-1884), Alexander was the only one still alive at the time of her birth.

The Royal House of Orange was not that popular in 1880 (mainly due to the antics of her father) and the news of the birth of a Princess was met with mixed reactions in the press.

As far as we know the only commemorative made for the birth was a porcelain figurine of a cot with the baby Wilhelmina.

When her half brother died in 1884 the little princess became heir to the throne and the future of the house of Orange was safe for the time being.

The Dutch loved their little princess and several commemoratives were made with her portrait.

In our collection we have two eau-de-cologne bottles, two cup and saucers, a child’s lidded stein, a pocket knife a biscuit figurine and two very rare glass domes with the Royal family made of wax.

 

Porseleinen wiegje t.g.v de geboorte van prinses Wilhelmina 1880.

Porcelain figurine made for the birth of Princess Wilhelmina 1880.
eau de Cologne flacons met Prinses Wilhelmina 1884.
Eau de Cologne bottles Wilhelmina 1884.
Bisquit beeldje en kroesje

Little lidded mug and bisquit porcelain bust .
Kop en schotel met de Prinses en haar ouders 1884.
Cup & saucer Wilhelmina with her parents  1884.

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kop en schotel in roze.

 

Koninklijke familie uitgevoerd in was.

The royal family  in wax

Stolp met de Koninklijke familie in was ca 1884.
zakmesje 1884.
Pocket knife 1884.