Buckingham Palace has commissioned an official range of chinaware to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday on Wednesday, 21 April 2021.
The Royal Coat of Arms above a garland of roses, shamrocks and thistles (the National Emblems of the United Kingdom), surrounded by pink roses are the central feature of the design and hand-finished with 22-carat gold.
The pink roses growing in the East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle which bloom during June, the month of The Queen’s official birthday, inspired the design.
The delicate border designs follow a l’oeil-de-perdrix (partridge-eye pattern) – based on the decoration of the Sévres porcelain in the Royal Collection.
The official commemorative range includes a mug, pillbox, tankard, side place and tea cup and saucer.
An additional range has also gone on sale including a corgi hanging decoration, a tea caddy, cotton tea towels, sweets, Scottish shortbread, rose and almond biscuits.
Each item is made by hand in Stoke-on-Trent using time-honoured methods and techniques which have remained unchanged for the past 250 years.
The collection went on sale on Saturday, 27 March in Royal Collection Trust shops at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Buckingham Palace Road, and at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse – when non-essential shops are open in England and Scotland.
Alternatively, the commemorative china is available through the Royal Collection Trust’s online store – https://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/chinaware/collection/the-queen-s-95th-birthday.html – for UK and overseas customers.
All profits from sales go to the Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, for the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and provides access through regular exhibitions, publications and educational programmes.
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