Official Range of China To Celebrate The 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen Goes on Sale
The official range of china celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen has gone on sale. Produced by Royal Collection Trust, each item is made in Stoke-on-Trent using methods and techniques that have remained unchanged for 250 years. From the development of initial designs and creation of individual moulds, to the handfinishing with 22-carat gold and manufacture of the special packaging, the production process encompasses the skills of over 50 individuals from several factories at the heart of the English Potteries.
The central feature of the design is the Royal Arms encircled by ribbons tied in a bow and surrounded by garlands of roses, shamrocks and thistles, representing Great Britain. Details in blue of roses and forget-me-nots which traditionally flower in April, The Queen's birthday, feature alongside cornflowers which bloom in June, the month of Her Majesty's official birthday. Many of the pieces are edged with a l'oeilde-perdrix or partridge-eye pattern, inspired by the decoration of Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection.
The official commemorative range includes a mug (£25.00), pillbox (£29.00), tankard (£39.00), side plate (6", £39.00), teacup and saucer (£55.00) and large plate (10", £89.00). All profits from sales of the china go to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, for the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes.
Royal Collection Trust’s Retail Director, Nuala McGourty, said,
‘Royal Collection Trust is delighted to offer the official range of commemorative china to celebrate the 90th birthday ofHer Majesty The Queen. We are proud that the china has been designed and manufactured exclusively for us in the English Potteries, with whom Royal Collection Trust has a longstanding association.’
The china can be purchased online from www.royalcollection.org.uk/shop, and in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and on Buckingham Palace Road, and at Royal Collection Trust shops at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. A range of limited-edition commemorative pieces will be introduced in the coming months.