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Royal Crown Derby marks Queen’s 90th

Fine bone china specialists Royal Crown Derby celebrate 90 glorious years of Queen Elizabeth II with a handcrafted commemorative collection

As the British Monarchy prepare to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (Thursday 21st April 2016) fine bone china perfectionist, Royal Crown Derby is marking this momentous occasion with a beautifully handcrafted commemorative collection, designed by renowned royal specialist, June Branscombe.

Hand-crafted in England by Royal Crown Derby’s skilled artisans, in its historic Osmaston Road factory, the collection, which will be available to purchase in April, features five delicate pieces; a 21.5cm Talbot Plate, Loving Cup, Miniature Loving Cup, Covered Trinket Box and Five Petal Tray, each festooned in rich blues and reds and hand-finished in 22-carat gold.

Each item features a commemorative backstamp and will be a limited edition of 426 pieces (with the exception of the general release Five Petal Tray), to reflect the fourth month of 1926, when Queen Elizabeth was born.

June Branscombe’s inspired designs follow the theme of the family badge of the House of Windsor - the Oak tree - and depicts the sovereign’s crown surrounded by the emblems of the United Kingdom; the Tudor rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the leek of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland.

The centre of the plate carries the Queen’s Cipher – E II R with the Sovereign’s Crown within a cartouche of oak leaves and all items are surrounded by a commemorative inscription, “To Celebrate the Ninetieth Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 21st April 2016”, making each item the perfect addition to any royal aficionado’s collection.

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