RARE QUEEN WILHELMINA COMMEMORATIVES MADE OF GLASS PART 1
The Royal Leerdam glass factory has produced some rare glass commemoratives for the inauguration and different jubilees of Queen Wilhelmina.
In 1898 they made various engraved drinking glasses for the inauguration but also a gin carafe with the portrait of the young Queen.
- Orange beer glass made for the silver wedding of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Hendrik 1926.
In 1948 Copier designed a glass goblet for the golden jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina .
Research by the National Glass Museum has discovered the drawings for this pressed glass goblet by A.D. Copier, but it seems that the item was never offered for sale. Possibly due to an insurmountable problem with the production of this design, the factory seems to have given the whole production away to schoolchildren in Leerdam. This is a very sought after item.
Information source: National Glassmuseum, The complete works of A.D Copier.
Also in 1948 the factory made a glass dish for the golden jubilee. The dish was only given as a gift to the ministers who were in the government in 1948. Not many were made, the designer is unknown.