1897 Queen Victoria Fine China Cup & Saucer

PRICE: £55.00
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This fine bone china cup and saucer were made by Royal Doulton in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria was the first occasion that Doulton used these near photographic full colour portraits on commemorative china and pottery. At the time they were are great success, and even today they are very sought after and attract premium prices.

The decoration on the front of the cup consists entirely of a full color portrait of the mature Queen Victoria wearing the small crown, that was specially made for Victoria and the blue sash of the Order of the Garter on her left arm, as is the custom for ladies. On the sash is the St George's Star and a fob brooch with a profile of her beloved Prince Albert.

On the reverse is Queen Victoria's royal cypher surmounted by The Imperial State Crown above is a ribbon decoration with the Diamond Jubilee date. All of the gilt decoration is superb and bright,unfortunately getting it to shine for the camera means you get light spots on the china.

The set is made from fine translucent china with a heavy gilding to the rims.The cup is 2 1/4" - 20mm tall, the saucer is 4 1/2" - 120mm in diameter.

Both pieces are in good condition apart from a 1cm hairline on the inside of the cup, this does not pass through to the outside. The gilding is superb condition.The backstamp of Doulton Burslem is on the base of both pieces. Were it not for this minor defect it would be double the price.

A very rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful Queen Victoria set which will enhance any royalty collection.
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