An unusual piece of Wedgewood Jasperware, this is a coin bank or money box in solid Sage Green jasper with white relief decoration and gold transfer printing. It was made to commemorate the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969. He had actually received the title in 1958, but the official ceremony took place on his 21st birthday at Caernarfon Castle in Wales.
The bank is hexagonal in form, when seen from the top or bottom. From the side, it's made up of a series of trapezoids and squares. The decoration consists of the Welsh dragon and the three feather insignia of the Prince of Wales. The gold decoration consists of the same text in English and Welsh, "The Prince of Wales Caernarvon 1969".
There's a metal disc on the bottom which turns to allow access to the coins.
Size: 3.5" tall, 4" across.
Condition: as new, no wear or damage. In original fitted Wedgwood box, which does have a little wear to the exterior.
Mark: impressed Wedgwood marks on bottom.