Commemorative Half Pint Tankard for the Abdication of Edward VIII 1936
Heading : A tankard commemorating both the abdication of Edward VIII and the date on which he would have been crowned
Date : 1937
Period : Edward VIII-George VI
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Waisted cylinder with strap. Diamond point engraved cartouche with an inverted crown along with two of Edward's monograms.
Foot : Acid etched mark T Goode and co. no. 2637. Engraved "A friend of the people he rendered them a great service"
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 12.5cm tall, 12.5 cm bowl and 8 cm foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 476 grams
This tankard commemorates the abdication of Edward VIII and the date of what should have been his coronation. Edward chose the twice divorced Wallis Simpson over the people of our great country. The date of his abdication, December the tenth 1936 is inscribed along with May the 12th 1937 which was to be his coronation date but became the date on which his brother King George VI was crowned.
The later addition of the cartouche with an inverted crown was likely made by someone with a dim view of Edward's actions and reflects the turmoil that Edward brought upon our Royal Family. It is a limited edition with an acid etched mark from Thomas Goode and co. no. 2637. We doubt that this addition was requested by Goodes of Mayfair, holders of multiple Royal warrants.
- Product Code: 2019031113
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