ANONYMOUS (England) Silver Jubilee Cup - H.M. King George V & H.M. Queen Mary 1910-1935 1935 [R/V/B] - x +

CN: CERA1880teap

MT: stencil on porcelain (Ø:7x10x10)

TX: printed at verso in vignettes <SILVER JUBILEE / 1910-1935 / ∙ LONG LIVE THEIR MAJESTIES>, at left <H∙M∙ KING GEORGE V> at right <H∙M∙ QUEEN MARY>, at bottom <MADE IN / ENGLAND>

PR: Countess Mildred Flamburiari, London

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2005

CM: George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914-1918) until his death in 1936. Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 - 24 March 1953), a great-granddaughter of George III (1738-1820), was the Queen consort of King-Emperor George V. On 6 July 1893 George V married Princess Mary of Teck and on 6 May 1910 he ascended the throne. It seems that in his youth he had been quick tempered and his educational standard was particularly low. During his life he remained a staunch conservative and had, it is said, the outlook of an 18th century squire. He did, however, display good common sense and a deep national pride. By 1914 he had established a good reputation and enjoyed the trust of politicians. It is reported that throughout the First World War he set an example of confidence, courage and sacrifice, and that afterwards displayed loyalty to his ministers and staff and a stern and strong love of his country. Throughout, he always praised the help that he received from Queen Mary. King George V survived a serious illness in 1928, his recovery creating aditional affection for him in the country. Further proof of this affection manifested itself in the celebrations of his Silver Jubilee in May 1935. The King died on 20 January 1936. Queen Mary lived on until 24 March 1953.

The present Silver Jubilee Cup is decorated with two designs. The verso symmetrically presents on either side of the personification of Britannia the royal portraits in sepia, surrounded by color flags, shields, mottos and crowned by the royal coat of arms of England. The rear is centrally adorned with the Imperial Crown flanked by the flags of the British Union Jack and the House of Windsor. The rim and handle is accented with hand applied silver.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2005]