Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)
Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)
Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)
Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)
Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)

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British royal souvenir ceramic ware, produced for William Whiteley's London department store - FREE UK P&P
£27.50

Product description

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (1911) antique commemorative mug (Whiteley's - battleship / Dreadnought)
 
An interesting example of an early 20th century antique commemorative ceramic mug, produced for William Whiteley's famous west London department store to mark the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary on June 22, 1911, in white glaze with ornamental handle, blue-green colour transfer incorporating twin portraits and depictions of "Battleship. George I." and "Dreadnought. George V.", gilt rim and gilt trim to the handle. The base bears no maker's mark, but has a blue-green transfer retailer's stamp with twin globes and the words "TRADE MARK / WILLIAM WHITELEY / UNIVERSAL PROVIDER / WESTBOURNE GROVE / LONDON. W. / REG. NO.", together with a tiny gilt dot.
 
Although this genuine antique piece shows various signs of age (see condition description below) together with various irregularities / imperfections - dating from manufacture - to the transfer and glaze (including tiny bumps, occasional pinholes, and some roughness around the rim), it displays nicely, and would make a great addition to a collection of royal or naval memorabilia - or a very suitable decorative accessory for a 1910s-period room setting.
 
Date / era: c.1910-11
 
Material: Ceramic
 
Brand / manufacturer: William Whiteley
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
Dimensions (approx.): 8cm (3.15in) tall; 8.2cm (3.25in) diameter at top (excluding handle; top of mug not quite truly circular)
 
Condition: Some wear commensurate with age, including scratching and abrasion to surface, wear to gilt and marking to foot; some light brown marking and staining - mainly around the rim and base edges, although there is a small brown stain to the interior (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 225g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £27.50 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand William Whiteley
Code 4/307
Condition Used