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Mug commemorating the Coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra: C.38-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mug commemorating the Coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra


Factory: uncertain




Bone china transfer-printed and gilt. photographic portraits of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII with a British lion, crown, roses, thistles and shamrocks, a flags.

Bone china with clear glaze, transfer-printed and gilt. Cylindrical with sloping sides, a horizontal ridge 2 cm below the slightly projecting rim, and a small harp-shaped handle. Decorated with coloured bust portraits of H.M. Queen Alexandra and H.M. King Edward VII titled on ribbons below in capital letters and a crown above them. Below at centre is a recumbent crowned lion flanked by sprays of roses, thistles, and shamrock, and by the Royal Arms on the Queen's side, and the Union Jack on the King's side. There are gold bands on the rim and horizontal ridge and a line down the back of the handle.

Legal notes

Given by Duncan Robinson

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-10-08) by Robinson, Duncan


20th Century, Early
Edward VII
Production date: circa AD 1902 : The Coronation took place on 9 August 2002

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( green, pale blue, yellow, pink, purple, red, brown, black) gold
Base Diameter 7.2 cm
Handle-rim Width 10 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Bone china, probably slip cast, transger printrf, and gilded

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the front below the respective portraits
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38-2007
Primary reference Number: 157291
Entry form: 978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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