Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Edward VIII Musical Coronation Jug
A rare musical jug by Crown Devon Fielding to commemorate the planned Coronation of Edward Vlll (Later The Duke of Windsor) in 1936.
A coat of arms on one side shows the young king surrounded by a lion and a unicorn. Below the inscription “Emperor of India” There is also an inscription that shows the abdication statement to the back where a town crier is painted in vivid colour. A lion forms the handle.
The piece plays “God Save The King” when lifted (see video)
The original certificate accompanies the piece.
The jug was made in a limited edition of 150 of which this is number 104.
The inscription verso states that 1500 were produced but only 150 were made as production ceased after the abdication statement.