Cheers!

Cheers!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

I am combining my Tea Cup Thursday with my collection of British commemoratives. This time it will be about "Edward the Abdicator" We all know about his affair with the divorced American Wallis Simpson and his decision to abdicate the throne. However, he wasn't timely in his decision and many mugs hit the marketplace. This particular mug is my favorite. It was designed by Dame Laura Knight who was famous for designing circus posters! On the left side is a knight on a white horse slaying a dragon. On the right side is an elephant and a stylized English rose. His portrait is rather boyish but that crown is prominent.
                                       The back is a stylized version of the Royal Coat-of Arms
      The handle is gold and I believe it to be a fire-breathing dragon with bright orange enamel  nostrils!
This is a handle-less mug. It's lovely with all the flags and roses, shamrocks, daffodils, and the crown. Dare I say he looks rather dazed and confused? Imagine how he would feel if he were alive today with all the divorces in the Royal Family. Charles is to be the next king. You know him, he is the one who  is divorced and married to his mistress
                                         This is a lovely cup with a very nice portrait of Edward
                                                         Yes, It's says Long May He Reign!
                                                     This is a sweet cup. Rather feminine!