Monday, April 25, 2011
As a person involved in many things British, I am frequently asked about Royalty Souvenir items, especially, obviously, ceramics. If you check out our other blog posts, you will see some articles about the current flurry of new Royal Wedding commemoratives. There are many collectors around the world, especially in the Commonwealth countries, for all things Royal. We normally say that any time there is a change in the Royal Family, interest in royalty souvenir china spikes up. The current Royal Wedding craze is no different. We therefore are highlighting some of our royal items in inventory, and will be bringing out more in the next day or so. The thimble pictured here came out in 1983, when Diana was pregnant with Prince Harry. It is styled Charles & Diana Royal Birth Thimble. Additionally we have a great plate featuring the Duke of Windsor as Edward 8th, his face shown from the right side. This plate is well executed, with thick enamel paint, but most importantly not only rare because much of the Edward VIIIth items were broken and discarded, but because The Duke disliked his own right side profile thus seldom allowed items with these images. We also have available a Keith Murray Queensware tankard featuring The Duke of Windsor as King and a very nice tricolour jasper Trojan upright rope-handled jug featuring Prince Charles & Lady Diana at the time of their marriage. Also from the era of Charles & Diana's wedding, 30 years ago now, we have a Richard Guyatt design Queensware plate featuring Diana, Charles and the Prince of Wales feathers. Click the links for a good selection of royalty commemorative items. And watch those royal happenings to see the upswing in availability and popularity of Royal Commemorative ceramics, a great time for collectors!