10155x. Edward VIII Coronation Mug 1937

Copeland Spode Souvenir mug with handle produced in anticipation of the Coronation of Edward VIII in 1937 Portrait of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales: 'the King that never was'. He acceded to the throne on the death of George V in 1936 but abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. Marked at base with official design of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation and the Copeland Spode logo. 90mm high 70mm diameter. Excellent condition
NOTE: Josiah Spode (1733-1797) was the founder of the famous factory in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire in 1770. In 1805 William Copeland who had been a sales man for Spode junior (d1827) in London, became a partner and in 1822 the company changed its name to Spode and Copeland. In 1833 William Taylor Copeland, the son, became sole owner of the entire business. The name Spode was reinstated in 1970.

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