1937 George VI Queen Elizabeth & Young Princesses Mug

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This beautiful and highly decorative mug was made by Wedgwood in 1937. It is one of the rarer commemoratives made for the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother. The front of the mug is decorated with a pair of named oval portrait medallions of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother,beneath which is a small vignette with a portrait of the young Princesses,Elizabeth and Margaret Rose.

George VI was crowned King on the abdication of his younger brother King Edward VIII. The young princesses were very popular even before their father became King,and this lovely design is one of a few for the occasion which promoted family values.

The back of the mug is decorated with the monogram of the King and Queen and the rim is encircled with a ribbon bearing the inscription "Dieu Et Mon Droit" - God and My Right.

The mug is 3 1/2" - 85mm tall and is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks and only the usual minor age crazing.The Wedgwood backstamp is on the base.

One of the most attractive pieces made for the 1937 Coronation.
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: 139 Fig:9.09
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