Wednesday, November 2, 2011

King George VI Coronation Cup And Saucer 1937

Hi there! It's Thursday Teacups and Tea Things again. Today I am also sharing with Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady.

This is a cup and saucer made for the coronation in 1937 of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, parents of Queen Elizabeth II and the King from the King's Speech movie with Colin Firth. The maker of this teacup is a little known maker called Morley Fox who only existed between 1932-1944. I love the great profiles with the cipher on the back. So bright and cheerful!

I love British Royal memorabilia because of the history behind it...and it's my heritage! I am a first generation Yank from a Leicester family and I married a Brit who emigrated to the USA in 1972 from another Midlands area, Lady Wood outside Stratford-on-Avon.

This is a handkerchief my grandmother gave me from the coronation in 1937 which she watched from the street. I had it framed years ago and it hangs on the wall of the bedroom.

To see more info about the George VI coronation teacup at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

Have a great time visiting the other blog parties and keep dry! We have had rain all evening and will tomorrow as well. But it IS the Pacific Northwest!


LV said...

A most interesting post. Really enjoyed learning some of the history behind your lovely cup and hankie. Real treasures.

Nani said...

Very cool! The Vintage memorabilia has even more value when it's your heritage!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I always enjoy reading your post. You have so much information. Love the cup. Blessings, Martha

Coloradolady said...

What great information. I love the cup, so interesting and different. I always look for these types of things when I am out and about. Love the colors.

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