1902 Lithopane King Edward VII - Kings Portrait in the Base

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An exceptionally good china lithopane mug. A lithopane is a process whereby a portrait is embodied within the china base,and can be seen in front of a strong light. The lithopane process was invented by Baron de Bourgoing of Paris in 1827.

This porcelain cup which has the hand decorated Royal Cypher of King Edward VII on the front,was made in 1902 to celebrate the Coronation of The King. Lithopanes were only produced for this occasion and the Coronation of George V.

The porcelain mug is lightly taller than most at 3 1/4" - 80mm tall and is in very good condition without any chips, cracks or crazing.The lithopane picture is hard to photograph and is far better than the picture.

Obviously with a lithopane in the base there cannot be a backstamp, but it is accepted that these cups were made by Minton,Goss and Coalport.
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