The Queen’s Beasts….
There was a item posted at Facebook today showing one of these fascinating heraldic creatures. A quick look online has revealed a site where you can see them all, and zoom in on them.
The set comprises ten models, and was made circa 1955. It was modelled by James Woodford and issued in a Limited Edition, comprising The Lion of England, The Unicorn of Scotland, the White Horse of Hanover, the White Greyhound of Richmond, the Red Dragon of Wales, the Yale of Beaufort, the Falcon of the Plantagenets, the Black Bull of Clarence, the White Lion of Mortimer and the Griffin of Edward III, richly decorated in gold, silver and bright enamels, 15cm, marks in gold, boxed, with original booklets discussing The Queen’s Beasts and The Queen’s Vase. Originally made to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, it was subsequently issued as separate models.