Issued during celebration of the 60th year of Queen Victoria’s reign.
The entire surface of the beaker is decorated,and the decoration is in four individual panels.The principle decorations are a portrait of the mature Queen Victoria,dated 1897 and wearing the small crown and mantilla.
On the opposite side is a portrait of the young Queen wearing the conventional crown,as she was in 1837 at the time of her Coronation. Between the portrait panels, the other two areas are decorated with Queen Victoria's Royal Coat of Arms, and the Imperial State Crown.
Enamel over tin.
Top and bottom gold trim bit thinned in places. Some nicks in white paint of rim.
3 3/4" tall, rim 3 3/8" diameter.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.
Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe".
Her reign of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era and was longer than that of any of her predecessors. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.