The War Pigeon paperweight pays homage to "Commando" war pigeons who served alongside the British Army during World War II to carry crucial intelligence over enemy lines. Beautifully decorated in line with colours found in wartime propaganda and utilitarian fashion, wartime camouflage techniques have been the source of inspiration with some areas displaying softer feather impressions contrasting other stronger areas that show flecks of 22 carat gold gilded as part of the decoration. The design also features an interpretation of the Dickin Medal with the inscription, "For gallantry we also serve" around the base.
The War Pigeon from Royal Crown Derby forms part of our 75th VE Day Anniversary Collection. Backstamp denotes; "In recognition of all World War II War Pigeons who served alongside the British Military Intelligence Service".
This is an especially unique piece as the idea came from a competition run by the Royal Crown Derby Guild Collectors who were given the chance to design a Royal Crown Derby paperweight, and the winner Mrs Bartlam suggested a war pigeon.
Limited edition of 750 with numbered certificate.
Size 16.5 x 13 x 6.5cm
Limited Edition 750 Modelled By Peter Allen. Designed by Carmen Roome and RCD Collector Mary Bartlam
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