Spectacular & Rare - Minton Limited Ed. King Edward VIII Beaker with Fitted Case

PRICE: £255.00
CONDITION: Excellent
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A rare example of this fabulous limited edition beaker which is complete with the Minton fitted presentation box lined with satin and velvet with the Minton logo on the inner lid.

Minton do not issue many commemoratives but when they do their wares are always amongst the most attractive, highly decorative and sought after.The beaker was a special numbered Limited edition of only 2000.

It is extremely rare that we describe something as in pristine condition, but this beaker is just that, it must have been in a display cabinet for the last 75 years as it is as perfect as the day it was made.

The beaker was made in 1937 to celebrate the proposed Coronation of King Edward VIII. As King, Edward reigned for only eleven months. Constitutional difficulties arose in regard to his intended marriage to Mrs. Wallis Simpson,and he had to renounce his Kingship rather than embarrass the monarchy.As such the Coronation ceremony which this beaker commemorates never took place.

The trumpet shaped translucent fine china beaker has a hand enameled, beautifully rendered half length profile portrait of the young King Edward VIII, set within a gilt starburst frame,surmounted by a gilt Imperial State Crown.

To compliment the stunning design of the front,the reverse has the proposed Coronation date set into a decorative frame, again surmounted by The Imperial State Crown.

The inner rim is encircled by a thick gold band which has a repeated pattern of Crowns and the 1937 date.The lavish gilded decoration makes this a stunning and very desirable collectors piece.

The 4 1/4" - 105mm tall beaker is as previously stated in pristine condition, without any chips, cracks, crazing or wear to the heavy gilt.On the base is the Minton backstamp together with a dedication for the occasion and the LE number 354.

This is one of the rarest royal commemoratives and would make a welcome addition to any collection.

This beaker is illustrated in "British Royalty Commemoratives and Value Guide" by Douglas Flynn and Alan Bolton.on page 44.The piece illustrated was from the superb collection of Anne Minns, regarded as one of the most important collections of royal commemoratives.
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