The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bowl
The bowls have been hand blown by our glassmakers in England exclusively for Inkerman to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The colour purple has been associated with royalty, power, and wealth for centuries. In fact, Queen Elizabeth I forbid anyone except close members of the royal family to wear it. Purple's elite status stems from the rarity and cost of the dye originally used to produce it.
The bowl is etched with a series of icons including the commemorative logo which is the winning entry from The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition and was created by Edward Roberts, a graphic design student at the University of Leeds.
The Stamp - A new collection of stamps has been issued by the Royal Mail in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrating her 70th anniversary on the throne. The first British sovereign in history to reach such a milestone.
Racehorse - Her Majesty owns many thoroughbred racehorses, having initially inherited the breeding and racing stock of her late father King George VI, in 1952. Up until the late 1960s she raced her own-bred stock as well as horses bred by the National Stud. Her registered racing colours (termed silks), as worn by the jockeys riding her racehorses, are the same as those used by her father and great-grandfather, King Edward VII a purple and scarlet jacket with gold braiding, with black cap.
The State Carriage - The carriage is made of four tons - or 128,000 ounces - of gold, worth almost pounds 28.5m at today's price. "Designed by architect Sir William Chambers, it was built in 1762 for George III, it needs a team of eight horses and is festooned with carvings of dolphins, mermaids and cherubs.
The Crown - there are several different pieces of gold, diamond, and much more. The crown is notably heavy, reportedly weighing a whopping five pounds. The crown is made up of gold, ermine, velvet, and several different gemstones that give the crown its iconic look.
The Corgi - The Queen currently has three dogs – two corgis and one dorgi. The dorgi called Candy is the eldest canine, who is believed to have been around for at least 10 years. The Queen herself is credited with creating the dorgi – a dachshund-corgi mix. With this hybrid coming about when one of Elizabeth’s corgis mated with her sister Princess Margaret’s dachsund Pipkin.