Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation 2 June 1953
In 2012, HM Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Sixty years on the throne! Buckingham Palace announced some exciting news in the world of china this week. To commemerate The Queen’s Jubilee, the Royal Collection has commissioned a range of bone china. If you’re an Anglophile, you’ll want to head over to the Royal Collection website and peruse this lovely English-made service.
From the Royal Collection website:
“This official range of English fine bone china celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and has been commissioned by the Royal Collection. The Royal Coat of Arms has been specially painted for the occasion. The border decoration is based on the famous Rockingham Service, made between 1830 and 1837 for William IV who was a great patron of English porcelain. It was first used at Queen Victoria’s coronation banquet in 1838.
This English fine bone china is entirely made by hand in Staffordshire using traditional methods unchanged for 250 years. Each piece is finished with 22 carat gold.”
Some of the pieces are limited edition. If you’re interested in collecting some of these, it would be wise to purchase your selections soon.
The detail on the pieces is quite amazing! You absolutely must go take a look.
A Diamond Jubilee doesn’t come around often. Only Queen Victoria has sat on the British throne longer than the current sovereign, but Queen Elizabeth may likely surpass Victoria.
God Save the Queen!