Museum Makers Choice – The Zeppelin

Pottery ornaments in different shapes and decorated with coats of arms were popular souvenirs during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Known as Crested China, the ornaments come in a wide range of shapes. Some copy local landmarks such as war memorials. Others were shaped like animals or objects including boats and urns. This ornament is in the form of a Zeppelin and has the coat of arms for Grimsby on one side. Zeppelins were rigid air ships filled with gas, mainly in use during the first half of the 20th century.

In this film Museum Maker, Nathan Kynman, takes a closer look at the pottery Zeppelin ornament. The Zeppelin is on display in the Local History Gallery.

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