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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Bowl

ca. 1937 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Commemorative Coronation bowl of earthenware and gilded. Gilt decoration on a cream glaze. On the inside on the bottom is 'GR / [the Royal Arms] / 1934', and inside the lip is inscribed with 'CORONATION OF KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH'. On the other side are crowns painted in gilt.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Earthenware, gilded
Brief description
Commemorative Coronation bowl of earthenware and gilded, designed by Joan Gray, made by Gray's Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1937
Physical description
Commemorative Coronation bowl of earthenware and gilded. Gilt decoration on a cream glaze. On the inside on the bottom is 'GR / [the Royal Arms] / 1934', and inside the lip is inscribed with 'CORONATION OF KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH'. On the other side are crowns painted in gilt.
Dimensions
  • Width: 22.9cm
  • Height: 6.9cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'HAND PAINTED' (On the base)
  • A ship (Printed)
  • 'To AEG / From JHG / May 24 / 1937' (In gilt letters)
  • 'GR / [the Royal Arms] / 1934' (On the inside on the bottom)
  • 'CORONATION OF KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH' (Inscribed inside the lip)
Gallery label
Commemorative bowl Designed by Joan Gray, made by Gray's Pottery, about 1937 Gilded earthenware C.197-1977 Given by Mrs Joan Gray(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Joan Gray
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.197-1977

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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