With the King‘s coronation coming up soon (6 May 2023, to be exact), people across the UK are looking for ways to celebrate. The long bank holiday weekend will see many of us prepping street parties, sunbathing in the (hopefully sunny) parks and heading out to restaurant and pubs – but how can we mark the occasion after the event? It’s not everyday we have the chance to celebrate a coronation, so make sure to collect a piece of history with some memorabilia. From snazzy plates and bejewelled trinkets to decorated biscuits and limited edition prints, these are the best bits of kit to celebrate the coronation this May.
The Best King Charles Coronation Memorabilia
What To Look Out For
But how to pick the best memorabilia investments? Jo Lloyd, Head of the Decorative Arts department at Roseberys Auction House, says: ‘On this momentous occasion of a new monarch’s coronation, many will want to buy something as a souvenir to commemorate the event and provide a keepsake reminder of this time in their lives. The mugs produced by Wedgwood that were designed by Eric Ravilious, the British painter, are valuable and do well at auction. The Ravilious coronation mugs have a look that sits well within a modern interior and so remain popular.’
Jo also suggests looking further afield in the ceramics category for a diverse, interesting and stylish collection of royal memorabilia. ‘For example, Pablo Picasso designed a two-handled earthenware vase in a pairing called Le Roi et La Reine (The King and the Queen), in the 1950s, so these would be a topical, solid investment for a royal collection,’ says Jo. ‘Also, around 1908, Pilkington Royal Lancastrian pottery produced a lustre glazed vase depicting Saint George and the Dragon with the words “Saint George for England”. This antique piece would be a show-stopping object with a patriotic connection, but would need a healthy budget – the vase sold at auction in 2021 for £75,000.’
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