Rare 1936-37 commemorative souvenir pitcher or jug celebrating the 1937 coronation of Edward VIII as King of England, an event that never happened. These souvenir pitchers were already being sold in 1936 in anticipation of the coronation.
In a move that became one of the great love stories of the 20th Century, Edward abdicated the throne of England to marry an American woman, Wallis Simpson, and they became known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The pitcher is about 5.25 inches handle to spout and about 4 inches tall and has C42 on the bottom, along with the CWS Longton wheat sheaf mark.
There is age-related crazing, paint loss, including on Edward's hair, and several chips on the top edge (see pictures).