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Mug made for the Coronation of Edward VIII: C.40-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mug made for the Coronation of Edward VIII


Factory: Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co. Ltd.




Bone china, slip-cast, with a blue enamel ground, transfer-printed in brown and gold. Cylindrical with sloping sides, and below the the rim, a horizontal band of laurel leaves in relief; loop handle. One side is decorated with a brown portrait of the King in an oval frame with a lion standing on a crown above, and two flags on either side, titled in gold below on a ribbon 'H.M.KING EDWARD VIII' and on the ground below, CORONATION/ MAY 12 1937'. On the other side is a Crown over 'EVIII R', with below, an arrangement of shamrocks, roses and thistles. The band of laurel leaves is picked out in gold. There is a gold band round the base, another round the rim, and a thinner band inside it. The handle is gilded overall.


History note: Uncertain before donor

Legal notes

Given by Duncan Robinson, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edward VIII
Production date: AD 1937


The Coronation did not take place because the King abdicated

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( brown) gold
Base Diameter 8.5 cm
Handle-rim Width 11 cm

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the B of ESTB is raised and STAFFORDSHIRE is curved

  • Text: CROWN/ESTB 1891 over a crown over interlaced back to back script Es/ STAFFORDSHIRE/MADE IN ENGLAND’
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in green
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-2007
Primary reference Number: 157293
Entry form number: 978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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