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Four Minton Bone China Commemorative Beakers

Auction:
3234B
Lot:
307
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3234B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Four Minton Bone China Commemorative Beakers, England, 1937-53, designed by John Wadsworth, each gilded and polychrome enameled, one with portraits of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, an American eagle on the reverse, inscribed below "Commemorating first visit of British reigning sovereigns to these United States in 1939," number 135 in a limited edition of 3,000, ht. 4 1/8; one with portrait of King Edward VIII and dated on the reverse May 12th 1937, number 908 in a limited edition of 2,000, ht. 4 1/8; one with shielded ER monogram and inscribed rim "To Commemorate the Crowning of Queen Elizabeth the Second June 2nd, 1953," ht. 4; and a two-handled green ground with same inscription, number 99 in a limited edition of 250, ht. 4 in.; printed marks.
Estimate $300-500

Each in very good condition with no evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth, John Wadsworth, Currency, Kamakura period, Sovereign, United Kingdom, United States

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