I think that this is probably one of the most attractive coronation cups that I’ve come across! I love the fluted shape, and the fact that it’s china makes it so light and delicate! It’s also one of the oldest beakers that I’ve found – according to the date stamp it was produced around 1902, which ties in with the Foley China maker’s mark, which was used between 1892 and 1911. The wear around the rim of the beaker, and on the inside base, is also commiserate with its age – what isn’t however, is the black stamped number on the underside of the beaker – it looks decidedly modern? But I don’t think it is, I think it’s just a font that has a very modern feel to it – either that or it was added at a much later date for some reason. Regardless, it’s a beautifully made piece of china, that would look great holding your toothbrush and toothpaste (no disrespect to the ghosts of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra!).
Dimensions: 10cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter
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