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Commemorative drabware mug - HM Queen's Silver Wedding Anniversary - 1972

Drabware mug, designed by Richard Guyatt, was made to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of HM, © Wedgwood Museum
    Drabware mug, designed by Richard Guyatt, was made to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of HM
    © Wedgwood Museum

This mug, designed by Richard Guyatt, and produced in Drabware, was made to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1972.

This mug, designed by Richard Guyatt, and produced in Drabware, was made to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1972.

  • Type of object: Teaware/mug
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD OF ETRURIA AND BARLASTON
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary
    of the wedding of
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
    and his Royal Highness Prince Philip
    at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947
    Designed by Richard Guyatt
  • Year produced: 1972
  • Body: drabware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: transfer-printed
  • Accession number: 11509
  • Dimensions: 103 mm (height), 153 mm (diameter)

Related people

  • Richard Guyatt

    Richard Guyatt (1914 - 2007)

    Richard Gerald Talbot Guyatt (1914-2007) commenced work as a designer and graphic artist during the 1930s. In 1948 he became a Professor of Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art – and his association with the Wedgwood firm dates from this time. Guyatt has designed a wide range of commemorative wares for the Wedgwood firm, including numerous Queen’s ware mugs which were issued for commemorative purposes. The first of these, the 1953 Coronation Mug, was issued to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Other designs for the Wedgwood firm have included the ‘Oranges and Lemons’ set retailed originally through Liberty’s of London.

  • HM Queen Elizabeth II Associated

    HM Queen Elizabeth II - Associated (1926)

    Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) is Queen of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth countries. She was born as first daughter of King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and succeeded her father after his death in 1952. She was offically crowned in 1953 in Westminster Abbey. In 1947 she married Philip Mountbatten who was appointed to be Duke of Edinburgh before their wedding and gave birth to four children - Charles,Anne,Andrew and Edward. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Associated

    HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Associated (1921)

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philippos Andreou of Greece and Denmark) is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. He is the prince consort of Queen Elizabeth II since they were married in 1947. His family was exiled from Greece when he was a child and he was educated in France, Great Britain and Germany. With the acquisition of the English citizenship in 1947 he changed his surname from Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg to Mountbatten from his British maternal grandparents and renounced the title Prince of Greece and Denmark. He was made Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London shortly before he married Elizabeth. He 'retired' from public engagements in 2017 at the age of 97.

Glossary

  • Drabware

    Drabware

    A dull brownish-grey coloured earthenware or stoneware ceramic body. The majority of drabware production took place at the Wedgwood Etruria factory during the nineteenth century. The stoneware variety could be decorated with raised-relief ornamentation, whereas the drab-glazed earthenware could be enhanced by the addition of gilding, or, more rarely, print and enamelled designs.