1838 Swansea Queen Victoria Coronation/Proclamation Mug

PRICE: £1150.00
CONDITION: Excellent
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Commemoratives for the Proclamation or Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838 are very rare and sought after, this design produced by The Cambrian Works in Swansea is regarded as the best mug produced for this occasion .

Condition is all important and greatly affects the price, this example is as near perfect as I have seen, which is reflected in the rather high asking price, even so one with a repaired chip to the rim and foot is being offered online for £1,325.00, so our price is more than fair

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This Swansea pottery mug has on both sides of it a superb clear and bright named portraits of the young Queen Victoria, taken from a painting by Hayter.

Between the portraits is the inscription "Queen Victoria Born 24th of May 1819, Proclaimed 20th June 1837, Crowned 28th June 1838. This text is set into a spray of the national floral emblems.

The mug has a deep foliate border around the inner rim and an elaborate stepped moulded handle.

The waisted mug is  3/14" - 80mm tall . All the portraits are exceptionaly good and clear.There are no significant imperfections, to be really picky there is a fleabite on the upturn of the handle which is under the glaze and there is very minor age crazing, but still the best we have seen.

The portrait design of this rare and important mug is illustrated and described in the authoritative book on Queen Victoria - "Victoria Remembered" by John May, page 28 plates 47 and 48 and is described as 'One of the rarer and certainly more decorative ceramic Coronation commemoratives'.
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