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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: Quackers on May 23, 2007, 10:09:22 PM

Title: Wedgwood Decanter - Coronation 25th
Post by: Quackers on May 23, 2007, 10:09:22 PM
One of those bits that came in a mixed lot from auction hiding at the bottom of the box...

   http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5993

Commemorative decanter featuring Westminster Abbey to celebrate 25 years of Queen Elizabeth II. Polished pontil acid stamped text "Coronation Anniversary 1953-1978" in a circles enclosing "Wedgwood, Made in England". Just above the word Wedgwood is hand etched ? "S/5".

Does anyone know what the S/5 would represent?  Would this be a very limited edition?  I remember some discussion of a similar Westminster Abbey piece (?maker) being attributed to a commission for the Houses of Parliament  :-\

Thanks for any thoughts.

Tim
Title: Re: Wedgwood Decanter - Coronation 25th
Post by: aa on May 23, 2007, 10:21:22 PM
From memory, as Silver Jubilee stuff goes, they made fewer than most.
Title: Re: Wedgwood Decanter - Coronation 25th
Post by: Anne on May 23, 2007, 11:51:35 PM
Tim, could the S/5 actually be 5/5 - giving this to be the fifth of five such produced?
Title: Re: Wedgwood Decanter - Coronation 25th
Post by: Quackers on May 24, 2007, 07:28:28 AM
Could well be 5/5 as it is fairly casually marked compared to the formal stamp of the rest of the mark.  I need a better macro lens for my camera to show a useful photo.