Royal Watch News
Queen Elizabeth gets 22-carat gold china
Jan 18, 2013, 12:02 GMT
The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation is being marked with a 22-carat gold china set.
The British monarch is celebrating the special date this year and The Royal Collection Trust has launched a range of commemorative tableware which has been handmade in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, and each piece has been finished with elaborate golden scrollwork.
The set is comprised of eight pieces and has been created by the same potteries that made the official wedding range for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they tied the knot in April 2011.
Inspiration for the design comes from the coronation day which took place at Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953 - a year after Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952.
Each individual piece features the royal arms and a border that replicates the silk damask banners on the state trumpets blown to herald the moment the queen was crowned and the crimson and gold colour scheme is derived from the scarlet state livery of the coachmen who drove the queen in the gold state coach.
The range is available to the public and can be purchased from the Royal Collection website, the Buckingham Palace gift shop and at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The cheapest item is a Â£25 red and gold coffee mug and other pieces include a teacup and saucer for Â£55, a Â£39 tankard, a commemorative plate which costs Â£89 and a limited edition nine-inch dessert plate which is priced at Â£95.
FROM THE WEB
Further Reading on M&C
COMMENT on Queen Elizabeth gets 22-carat gold chinacomments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines in Royal Watch
- 1. Princes William and Harry open Help For Heroes centre
- 2. Prince Charles protester fined
- 3. Princes Charles and William to call for poaching action
- 4. Duchess Catherine's etiquette knowledge
- 5. Prince Harry to throw party for US swimmer