Queen Mother China 80th Birthday Mug

PRICE: £25.00
CONDITION: Excellent
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This rare and beautiful English bone china mug, by Crown Staffordshire was issued in 1980 to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother.

The front is decorated with the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth,The Queen Mother,a portrait that without doubt reminds us of this great lady- The Queen Mum.

Complimenting the front,the back carries the Imperial State Crown flanked with garlands of the British national floral emblems,which is in keeping with The Queen Mothers love of flowers.Encicling the inner rim is the inscription 'Commemorating the 80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother - 4th August 1980'.

The tapered mug is lavishly applied with gilt to the rim and handle,it is 4 1/2" - 110 mm tall and is in good condition,without any chips,cracks or crazing. The base carries the Staffordshire China backstamp.
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:172Fig:10.48
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