A New 1st Quality Royal Crown Derby. Limited Edition War Commemorative Paperweight. For Gallantry We Also Serve. In recognition of all World War II War Pigeons who served.
Alongside the British Military Intelligence Service. The Guild Collectors were given the chance to design a Royal Crown Derby paperweight, and the winner Mrs Bartlam came up with the idea of a war pigeon which Royal Crown Derby's creative director loved the idea of.The War Pigeon paperweight pays homage to "Commando" war pigeon who served alongside the British Army during World War II to carry crucial intelligence over enemy lines. Beautifully decorated in line with colours found in wartime propaganda and utilitarian fashion, wartime camouflage techniques have been the source of inspiration with some areas displaying softer feather impressions contrasting other stronger areas that show flecks of 22 carat gold gilded as part of the decoration.
The design also features an interpretation of the Dickin Medal with the inscription, "For gallantry we also serve" around the base. The War Pigeon is a fitting piece to complement the current World War 1 Commemorative Collection. A beautiful and thought provoking limited edition commemorative paperweight - that would make a super addition to any collection, as a gift to yourself or a loved one. Exclusively hand-crafted in England of fine bone china.A 1st quality piece with gold stopper, signed certificate of authentication and special gold backstamp. A Limited Edition of only 750 Pieces. Decoration Design by Carmen Roome & Mrs Mary Bartlam (Collector). 22 carat gold decoration and fine detailing. Height 6.75" (17cm) Length 6" (15cm).
Complete with the Royal Crown Derby presentation box. Please note that for every sale of our commemorative paperweights we will be making a donation to a suitable charity - so thank you!This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "derbycollectables" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.