SILVERDALE SALEROOM - November 2018 Antique, Rare Pottery and Fine Art Sale
A large collection of Royal Crown Derby Royal Pinxton Roses dinnerware, mostly bearing the monogram of King Faisal II of Iraq intended for use on board the Royal Yacht "Queen Aliya". An article in the Daily Telegraph on Monday June 10th 1957 reported that the factory had reduced the normal three day Whitsun holiday to one day, to cope with the volume of overseas orders, and that this service comprised 400 hundred pieces at a cost of £5000. It is described as being "of the same new fluted shape as that presented recently to the Queen by Derby Corporation" - i.e. in the Royal Pinxton Roses Pattern. King Faisal II was assassinated in Baghdad in the July 14th 1958 revolution and as a consequence this specially commissioned service was never delivered. (118 items in 8 trays).
Estimate £500.00 - £1000.00
Sale Price: £1600.00