The beaker was made at the Royal Doulton Burslem factory in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of H. On the front is an oval medallion framed portrait, this portrait depicts the young Queen at the time of her Coronation in what is known as the classical "bun" portrait, this is surmounted by the Imperial State crown and a lion, one of the royal beasts.
The back has the Royal Coat of Arms above a decorative cartouche with the "Grace of God" inscription, below which is the inscription "God Save The Queen". The whole body of the beaker is decorated with an elaborate design of acanthus leaves and sprays of roses, thistles and shamrock, the British national floral emblems. The tapered beaker is just under 4 - 100mm tall and is in excellent condition, without any chips, cracks or restoration.
For some reason these beakers tend to be prone to severe crazing and iron staining, fortunately on this example it is only very minor. The base of the beaker has a lozenge cartouche with the inscription Victoria RI - Diamond Jubilee - Doulton Burslem Rd.
The beaker is illustrated and described on page 17 - fig. 45 & 46 of "Fifty Years of Royal Commemorative China 1887 - 1937" by M. ISBN 0 9513489 0 6. The item "Hand Decorated 1897 Jubilee Queen Victoria Grace of God Beaker" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables".
The seller is "peterlouis1999" and is located in Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk. This item can be shipped worldwide.