Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Peter Jones sets the standard for royal commemoratives!!!

Commemorate the royal wedding in patriotic style

The wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday 29th April has been heralded as one of the most significant royal events for a generation.

There is a long list of traditions associated with royal wedding celebrations, from the procession of the glass coach and community street parties, to sleeping on Horse Guards Parade to secure a front row place. But, one of the most enduring customs is the production of commemorative souvenirs, a tradition which started in the 1660’s.

Whilst container-loads of imported souvenirs will be shipped from China and the Far East, Peter Jones China has commissioned exclusive commemorative items from a number of prestigious British manufacturers to celebrate the wedding of the decade in patriotic style. Manufacturers include Royal Crown Derby, Caithness Glass, Caverswall China and Aynsley China, world famous British companies all known for the fine quality commemorative wares.

Royal commemorative specialist, Peter Jones China has been working with UK potteries and glass companies for more than 30 years to create limited edition collectables that capture the spirit of important national occasions including Jubilees, sporting achievements and political milestones. Collectors around the world aspire to include some of the company’s rarest items in their collections.

Whether you’re a die-hard collector, or simply want to add a lasting memento of the marriage to your china cabinet, Peter Jones China has a wide range of high quality souvenirs to mark Wills and Kate’s big day.

Peter Jones China’s Managing Director Andrew Cousins says: “A royal wedding captures the imagination of the country. It’s a welcome opportunity to celebrate, as one, our national heritage and look to the future. The romance and glamour of the occasion is matched by the potential benefit to the economy through sectors such as tourism, retail and hospitality.

“UK manufacturing is facing challenges from overseas, so it seems particularly appropriate that the royal wedding should provide an opportunity to boost the fortunes of our historic potteries and glassmakers. More than 95% of the Peter Jones China Royal Wedding Ceramic Collection is designed and made in the UK and we are proud to be able to offer our customers a little piece of history that they can pass down for generations, to mark the occasion.”

The Peter Jones China Royal Wedding Collection includes both traditional and contemporary commemorative items, including plates, lion head beakers, mugs and paperweights. The company has also commissioned a small number of collectable from prestigious international brands such as Steiff and Swarovski.

The Peter Jones China order line is (+44) 1924 362510

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