The set of caddy spoons are now finished and avaliable at Payne & Son Oxford.
Commissioned by Payne & Son my brief was to design a set of spoons to celebrate the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations. On researching the coronation ceremony I discovered that the Queen wears more than one crown! She was invested in the St Edward crown (spoon on the right) and on the return journey back to Buckingham Palace she wore the Imperial State Crown (spoon on the left). The crown we are most likely to see her wear is the Diamond Diadem (centre spoon), which she wears on the occasions of travelling to the State Openings of Parliament.
I was also inspired by line in the poem written by the Poet Laureate, John Masefield which marked the Queen's Wedding, in 1947.
" Where a Crown shines, the courage cannot fail "
(second verse line thirdline)
The full poem can be found here.
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