An advert for the 1911 Coronation beaker of King George V and Queen Mary.
An actual example of the same beaker but with the King’s facsimile signature.
Royal Doulton have a long history of marking Royal occasions by producing commemorative wares of all types but a field that offers a wide range of items is the many commemorative beakers produced for Royal Coronations.
Bone china examples of King Edward VII’s coronation beaker from 1902 – front and reverse.
An earthenware example of the same beaker but interestingly bearing the coat of arms for Burslem, the former home of Doulton fine china in the Potteries.
Since Victorian times each Coronation has resulted in a new commemorative beaker; the most collected of which tend to be the bone china rather than earthenware varieties, although unusual earthenware variations attract much interest too.
Coronation beaker for the present Queen’s parents, King George VI and his wife Elizabeth in 1937.