HARD TO FIND 1937 Royal Family Marcus Adams Beaker

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This unusual Ivory coloured beaker was made by Woods in 1937 to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother.This design is often seen in on mugs and plates but it is rare to find a beaker. The beaker is decorated with the famous portrait of the Royal Family taken by Marcus Adams,the royal photographer.It features a group photograph of King George VI,Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother and the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose.

George VI and Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother only ascended to the British throne on the abdication of Edward VIII. A number of makers produced Coronation items promoting the family aspect of the British royal family.

The cartouche on the reverse has the names of the Royal Family; King George VI with Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) ,and the then Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret Rose.The named portrait is set within garland of laurel with a ribbon decoration with the Coronation date.

The beaker has a lined rim and is 3 1/2" - 85mm tall ,it is in good condition without chips, cracks or crazing.The Woods Ivory Ware backstamp is on the base.
This mug is from the collection of Peter Lockton CBE who was an avid collector of Royal Commemoratives and the author of "Royal Commemorative Mugs and Beakers" published in 2001 by Tuckwell Press (ISBN 1 862 32 270 8)

This actual mug was illustrated and described in his book. See page 138 Fig.9.08
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