Rare WWII Souvenir - 1941 Bombing of Parliament


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Rare WWII Souvenir - 1941 Bombing of Parliament

A rare painted lead figure of Henry VIII standing on a stone base, produced by The London Stonecraft Co. from the stone and lead recovered from the bombed Houses of Parliament during an air raid in 1941.

The Portland stone base bears an enamelled plaque stating 'The Stone Came from The Houses of Parliament 1941' surrounding a view of parliament, and the reverse of the figure is stamped 'Cast in Lead from The Houses of Parliament'.

The London Stonecraft Company were permitted to make souvenirs for sale to raise funds on behalf of HRH The Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St. John Fund. The objects produced included bookends, inkwells, letter racks, ashtrays and serviette rings and they utilised stone recovered from historic bombed London buildings including the House of Commons after being bombed by the Luftwaffe in the London Blitz in 1940 and 1941.


  • H: 21cm (8.27in)
  • W: 16cm (6.30in)
  • D: 14cm (5.51in)



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With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
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