1937 Thomas Goode - King Edward VIII Coronation Lion Handle Mug

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This is one of the best and most interesting pieces produced for the Coronation of King Edward VIII.The cup was commissioned as a special and exclusive edition by Thos.Goode,the prestigious London dealer,and made by Copeland.

As King, Edward VIII reigned for only eleven months. Constitutional difficulties arose in regard to his intended marriage to Mrs.Wallis Simpson, he chose to renounce his Kingship rather than embarrass the monarchy.As such the Coronation ceremony which this cup commemorates never took place.

The very detailed full color design shows the young Edward in his Coronation robes standing in front of a montage of mines,potteries,dockyards,warships and liners together with a very representative collection of his subjects.

The rim is encircled with the inscription,"To Commemorate the Coronation of Edward VIII - King - Emperor - May 12th 1937".The ornate trade-mark Goode "Lion Head handle" is decorated with laurel.

The cup is 3 1/2" tall and is in good condition without any chips or cracks and only the usual minor age crazing to be expected with this mug.The Thos.Goode backstamp is on the base.The cup is illustrated and described in "Fifty Years of Royal Commemorative China 1887 - 1937" by Davey & Mannion.Page 91 fig.262.
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