Paragon George VI & Queen Elizabeth Gilt Lion Handle Mug

PRICE: £55.00
CONDITION: Excellent
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This Paragon gilded lion handle mug is possibly one of the best commemoratives made for the 1937 Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother It is easy to see why so many royal commemorative collectors specialise in Paragon. Paragon always achieve a superb standard of design and quality of decoration, and with its imposing Lion handle, the potters and designers have excelled themselves.

The entire decoration is to a very high standard with the Royal Coat-of-Arms enameled in color.The Coat-of-Arms is set within the Garter Belt with the motto of the Garter Knights "Honi Soit Quai Mal Y Pense" -- "Shame on Him That Thinks This Evil" .This surmounted by the Imperial State Crown and flanked by the heraldic figures of the lion and unicorn.

Complimenting the lavish design on the front,the back of the cup has a circular olive leaf frame with the British flag as its centre flanked by the British and Commonmwealth flags.

The mug is 3" - 75mm tall.It is in excellent condition, without any chips,cracks or crazing.The Paragon backstamp and the Royal Warrant are imprinted on the base.
Provenance
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: 122 Fig:8.06
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