1897 Queen Victoria Doulton Grace of God Beaker

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This beaker is made in a number of colourways .A superb example of this stunning beaker which is amongst the best designs produced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria,which make it a must for any serious collect of royal commemoratives.

The beaker takes its name from the inscription on the cartouche on the back:
The beloved Queen of England
Ascended the throne June 23rd 1837
And by the Grace of God yet reigneth
This present year of Our Lord 1897

The beaker was made at the Royal Doulton Burslem factory in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of H.M.Queen Victoria.It is without doubt one of the best royal commemoratives ever produced.

On the front is an oval medallion framed portrait,this portrait depicts the young Queen at the time of her Coronation in what is known as the classical "bun" portrait,this is surmounted by the Imperial State crown and a lion,one of the royal beasts.

The back has the Royal Coat of Arms above a decorative cartouche with the "Grace of God" inscription,below which is the inscription "God Save The Queen".The whole body of the beaker is decorated with an elaborate design of acanthus leaves and sprays of roses,thistles and shamrock,the British national floral emblems.

The beaker which has a gilt rim is just under 4" 100mm tall and is in excellent condition without any chips or cracks and only minor age crazing  .The base of the beaker has a lozenge cartouche with the inscription "Victoria RI - Diamond Jubilee - Doulton Burslem Rd.No.293418".

The beaker is illustrated and described on page 17 - fig.45 & 46 of "Fifty Years of Royal Commemorative China 1887 - 1937" by M.H.Davey and D.J.Mannion.ISBN 0 9513489 0 6
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