05.20.13 9:41 AM ET
New Royal China Alert
Regular readers will know that the Royalist is more than slightly obsessed by commemorative Royal china, so it is with baited breath that we unveil the newest colection, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation.
What's that I hear you say? Didn't we have the 60th anniversary last year? Wasn't that the, er, Jubilee? Well, no, the Jubilee celebrated 60 years in power, but in fact the actual ceremony of coronation did not happen till the following year, meaning we are going to get to run through much of it AGAIN this year!
The china, is being issued by the Royal Collection and "reflects the pomp and pageantry of the Coronation procession; the Coat of Arms is from the heraldic bearings of the coaches. The border decoration is taken from the silk damask banners of the State Trumpets which heralded the moment of crowning at Westminster Abbey."
This tea caddy is rather splendid
Much of the pottery is gilded in 22 carat gold leaf.