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Coronation of George VI Commemorative Beaker City of Plymouth Alderman W. R. Littleton Lord Mayor

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Product description

A good example of a commemorative beaker made to mark the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937.

Size
Height 4.5 inches
Width 4 inches Approx.
Diameter Base 2.25 inches
Diameter Lip 3 inches
Some creases of the transfer of the portraits of George VI ans Queen Elizabeth possibly a fault at manufacture. A few small inclusions within the glaze possibly firing faults.
Printed "City of Plymouth, Alderman W.R. Littleton Lord Mayor"


"It was the first coronation to be broadcast live on radio, as well as television – albeit for a relatively small number of viewers who actually owned a TV – and the first true outside broadcast from the fledgling BBC Television Service, which had only been established the previous November.
It was the last great “Imperial” royal occasion, celebrated throughout the British Empire, which then still included “the Jewel in the Crown” India. King George and Queen Elizabeth were the last British monarchs to accede to the title Emperor and Empress of India.
The date of May 12 had originally been set for Edward’s crowning but instead it was his younger brother and his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who unexpectedly became the centre of attention. The new monarch took it all in his stride. “Same date, different king,” he wryly observed."

A useful addition to a collection of Royal memorabilia.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Royal/reign:
George VI
To commemorate:
Coronation George VI and Queen Elizabet

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About this item

A good example of a commemorative beaker made to mark the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May 1937.

Size
Height 4.5 inches
Width 4 inches Approx.
Diameter Base 2.25 inches
Diameter Lip 3 inches
Some creases of the transfer of the portraits of George VI ans Queen Elizabeth possibly a fault at manufacture. A few small inclusions within the glaze possibly firing faults.
Printed "City of Plymouth, Alderman W.R. Littleton Lord Mayor"


"It was the first coronation to be broadcast live on radio, as well as television – albeit for a relatively small number of viewers who actually owned a TV – and the first true outside broadcast from the fledgling BBC Television Service, which had only been established the previous November.
It was the last great “Imperial” royal occasion, celebrated throughout the British Empire, which then still included “the Jewel in the Crown” India. King George and Queen Elizabeth were the last British monarchs to accede to the title Emperor and Empress of India.
The date of May 12 had originally been set for Edward’s crowning but instead it was his younger brother and his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who unexpectedly became the centre of attention. The new monarch took it all in his stride. “Same date, different king,” he wryly observed."

A useful addition to a collection of Royal memorabilia.

Condition:
Used: very good
Royal/reign:
George VI
To commemorate:
Coronation George VI and Queen Elizabet

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