1887 Queen Victoria 50th Jubilee Mug, Wythall, Worcestershire, England
#AD101: Blue & White Transferware Mug / Coffee Can
This is a beautiful 1887 original Wythall transferware English pottery jubilee mug, cup or can, made in Staffordshire. It is in wonderful condition, so much so that you'd think it made in 1987, not 100 years earlier. It is a flow blue china design, with a strong and graphic transferware armorial crest of arms that reads: 1887 Jubilee Wythal, Victoria Regina. There is no mark on bottom, common with these wares.
Wythall is a village and parish about 7 miles south of Birmingham in the Bromsgrove District, West Midlands. This is in the north eastern corner of the county of Worcestershire, bordering Solihull and Birmingham, England The spelling of Wythal with one L is an interesting twist we cannot explain. Can you? Any help appreciated, email Debra here.
The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria was celebrated on 20 June 1887 on the 50th anniversary of her accession to the crown on 20 June 1837. 50 European kings and princes were invited to a large banquet. The rest of the United Kingdom had special events and happenings in celebration and this is a commemoration from Wythall. Many villages built their own Jubilee Halls in celebration. It was a major nationwide celebratory event in 1887 for a beloved Queen. She died 14 years later in 1901, thus ending her 64 year long Victorian era rule.
The condition of this piece is beautiful with no chips, cracks, or restoration. Click images to see condition in close up views. It was found in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Uncommon and beautiful.
Size: 4 inches high x 2.75 wide, 4.25 inches wide with handle
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