1897 Queen Victoria Achievements Tea Trio

PRICE: £95.00
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A very rare set, when I first saw these sets I thought we had had one previously, but on checking these are the first trios we have had in 30 years of selling commemoratives.

A superb example of this delicate china trio which was produced in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of H.M.Queen Victoria.These sets do vary considerably in condition and this makes a big difference to their price, this one is one of the best we have seen,very clear and well positioned graphics and the excellent physical condition makes it stand out from others.

The design was made exclusively for the famous London store of Harrods,the design being created solely for this exclusive store,and is not found on any other commemorative.

The design is extensively hand decorated and completely encircles both the cup, saucer and plate, with the central area carrying a portrait of the mature Queen Victoria above which is a ribbon inscribed "Victoria The Good - Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India" on the opposite side of each piece is a ribbon with the inscription "In Commemoration of the Reign of Queen Victoria the Longest Reign of any Previous Monarch".

The body of each piece portrays various sporting and leisure pastimes of the Victorian era including ; football, cycling, yachting, cricket,golf,horse racing and shooting.

The cup is 2 1/2"- 65mm tall the saucer is 5 1/2" - 140 mm in diameter and the plate is 7 1/4" - 185mm dia. All three pieces are in excellent condition without any chips,cracks or age crazing and excellent gilding, to be very picky the only imperfection is a minute glaze chip on the underside of the plate rim at 10 o'clock. To be this good it must have spent the last 116 years in a display cabinet.

Imprinted on the base of the cup is the design number 294252.

This is one of the rarest sets produced for the 1897 Diamond Jubilee.The design is recorded in "British Commemoratives" by Sir Lincoln Hallinan plate177 ,page 88.
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