'The Wine and Spirit Stores, Henley' - Royal Grafton fine bone china commemorative plate comissioned by W.H. Brakspear & Sons, issued Christmas 1991 in a limited edition for the collectors' range, number 303/500.
Complete with original box.
Brakspear's plate celebrating the 200th year of the business.
The plate is made of white china with light blue detail. Round the rim of the plate are blue bees and in the centre is a blue image of the Brakspear building and the lettering: 'Brakspear's Henley Brewery, 1779 - 1979.'
On loan from the Oxfordshire County Museum Store.
China Tankard Commemorating 150 Years of Henley Royal Regatta
Elaborately decorated china double-handle tankard inscribed "150th Anniversary 1839-1989" and "To Celebrate the Sesquicentenary of Henley Royal Regatta,"
Produced in a limited edition of 500 of which this is number 409 by Spode Fine Bone China, England.
Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.