Thursday, December 29, 2011

Unusual Artifacts: A Souvenir of Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here’s a mug that I don’t have.  Now, I have to find one.  This Queen Victoria Jubilee mug is crafted of cream-colored earthenware with brown transfer-printed bust-length portraits in medallions of Queen Victoria at the time of her accession and at the time of her Jubilee.  These appear under a crown with a ribbon inscribed “1837 VRI 1887.”   A laurel-wreath adorns the rim. 

The mug was made in Lambeth by Royal Doulton  and is marked "DOULTON BURSLEM” surrounding four interlaced D's within a shaped medallion on the bottom.

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