1960s Wedgwood Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims Commemorative Mug
This is a genuine 1960s Wedgwood Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims Commemorative Mug. It is a matt creamy white in colour, with a printed black engraved pattern of the Canterbury Pilgrims based on the characters from Chaucer’s book. Introduced in 1963-64, it was discontinued in 1969 and designed by Victor Skellern.
The tankard measures 11.8cm tall and has a base diameter of ~ 9cm.
On the underside it has the following:
Made In England
Geoffrey Chaucer (Author of the Canterbury Tales)
Poet-Laureate in the twelfth year of Richard II 1389, obtained a grant of an annual allowance of wine
Printed back marks
Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston
Engraved By The Studios Wedgwood
It is in pretty good condition with no chips, cracks, scratches, or repairs.
Wonderful illustrations with the procession of diverse people whom recount stories to pass the time on a pilgrimage to Canterbury forming the basis of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” e.g. Cook, Wife of Bath, Plowman, Franklin (a freeman – not a serf), Sompnour (In ecclesiastical law, an officer of the ecclesiastical courts whose duty was to serve citations or process); Pardoner (a medieval preacher delegated to raise money for religious works by soliciting offerings and granting indulgences), Friar, Lady Abbess.
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