Roll out the red carpet and add some glitz to your afternoon tea or Christmas celebrations with this ritzy vintage coronation cup!
Featuring a sepia toned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing Queen Mary's Fringe tiara and bordered by flags, coat of arms and motto of the monarchy 'Dieu et mon Droit' (God and my right). The cup marks the date of the coronation, held on 2nd June 1953.
The back of the cup features a royal monogram of an intertwined E and P for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
As Queen Elizabeth II is Great Britain's longest reigning monarch, this coronation cup is a little piece of history.
The cup is in very good condition, with no cracks or crazing. The gilding has aged to a beautiful soft gold. The graphic on front has very minor misalignment, which would have happened on application as part of the manufacturing process. There are some minor signs of wear, expected with the age of the piece, which add to its character.
KSP Made in England
KSP stands for Keele Street Pottery, which was an earthenware manufacturer based in Tunstall. Established in 1915, the factory remained in operation until 1958 when it was absorbed into the Staffordshire Potteries Group.
Founded by Charles H. Bowers, Elijah Brookes, J. A Robinson and H. W. Pitt, the factory closed in 1941 under the wartime Concentration scheme, and resumed business in 1946.
Before the war, the factory produced utility earthenware. Post-war, KSP created tableware, cottage ware and upmarket earthenware.
Pieces are marked with the initials ‘K.S.P’ or the full name of the business.
The Hygge Factor
A cheerful cup with history and kitsch appeal, perfect for gossipy afternoon teas, Pimms o'clock or for adding a vintage touch to a dresser or floral display.