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Beaker - Loving Cup, Royal Doulton Burslem, Designed by John Slater & John Shorter, 1901 Object Reg. No: HT 29378

Summary:
Earthenware beaker or loving cup made by Doulton in Burslem, England. Designed in 1900 by John Slater and Doulton's Australian agent, John Shorter, it was manufactured as a souvenir of Australia's Federation in 1901.

This design features images of Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, Lord Hopetoun and Sir Henry Parkes, and garlands of waratah and roses. It was available in either green or sepia, and was printed on a range of merchandise, including teapots, plaques, mugs, and jugs. One hundred beakers, featuring the design printed in gold, were issued to Members of Parliament.
Description:
Cream earthenware beaker with sepia floral patterning. Front features a cameo portrait of Queen Victoria within an oval border, an Australian Light horseman wearing a slouch hat to her left and a British Infantryman to her right. Cameo portraits of Sir Henry Parkes and Lord Hopetoun on the back of the beaker, flanked by cameo portraits of the Duke of Cornwall and York and the Duchess of Cornwall and York.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 96 mm (Height), 87 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, royalty, australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building, commemorative china
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Henry Parkes, Politician (1815-1896), John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Underside stamped: DOULTON/ BURSLEM/ ENGLAND
Front printed: AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION 1901
Back printed: MAY THE UNION BETWEEN THE COLONIES/ AND THE MOTHER-LAND, NOW/ CEMENTED BY THEIR BLOOD, BE FOR/ EVER MAINTAINED Joseph Chamberlain
Manufacturer: Doulton, Burslem, England, Great Britain, by 1901
Designer: England, Great Britain, by 1901
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Depicted: Sir Henry Parkes, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901

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