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Royal baby christening collection features limited editions

The carousel money box is the most exclusive item, priced at £145 Credit: ITV News Central

A collection of Royal Crown Derby commemorative products, released to celebrate the christening of Prince George next week, includes many limited edition items.

A limited edition christening steam train Credit: ITV News Central

The range, with some pieces produced just 500 times, includes a fluted dessert plate, loving cups, a five-petal tray, a christening mug, a jack-in-a-box, a steam engine, a sailing boat and a carousel money box.

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Royal Crown Derby honour Prince George christening

A collection of commemorative pieces produced by Royal Crown Derby to mark the christening of Prince George at St James’s Palace next Wednesday went on sale today.

A range of the commemorative pieces for sale Credit: ITV News Central

The special collection is available through the fine bone china manufacturer's website and prices range from the cheapest item at £65, up to the most expensive item priced at £145.

Baby to be given Prince George memorabilia

Porcelain manufacturer Royal Crown Derby is due to present a piece from their Royal Baby range to the baby that was born the closest to the Prince George.

Inside the Royal Crown Derby factory Credit: ITV News Central

Baby Pippa, born half an hour before the Royal baby at the Royal Derby Hospital, is to be given an inscribed rocking horse.

Since the birth of the future King, 320 pieces of commemorative memorabilia have been booked into the warehouse at the factory, and a 4,760 more are in decorating.

Royal Crown Derby to unveil new £50,000 visitors centre

Prince Charles is shown gilding by a member of staff during a visit to Royal Crown Derby in Derby. Credit: PA

Royal Crown Derby, in Derbyshire, is today unveiling the first phase of a £50,000 investment in its visitor centre, with the launch of a new exhibition.

Entitled, 'The Finest of Dining – from 1750 to 2013 and beyond', the exhibitions will feature some of the world's most exclusive ranges of fine bone china created for royalty.


Royal Crown Derby sold to Stoke ceramics company

Royal Crown Derby - one of the world's best-known makers of fine bone china - has been sold to a ceramics company from Stoke. The takeover by Steelite International is likely to secure the future of a brand which dates back to the mid-eighteenth century.

It comes after a lean period for the Derby firm in which many of the 200 staff have had to work a four-day week. The new owners say they have no plans to make any job cuts. Peter Bearne reports

New owner of Royal Crown Derby to bring tablewear to 'palace'

Steelite International, the new owners of Royal Crown Derby, believes that there is a niche market for fine china in the hospitality industry.

The manufacturer based Stoke is hoping to expand the luxurious British brand. Kevin Oakes, the Chief Executive of Steelite International says that the brand is likely to be in places such as palaces and the 'finest' hotel tables as well as on yachts and cruise ships.

Royal Crown Derby workers reaction to takeover

Workers at Royal Crown Derby found out this morning that the company will be taken over.

Some workers are nervous about Steelite taking over and fear that jobs may be under threat, while others feel the change needed to happen and will be a positive move for the iconic British brand.

Royal Crown Derby has been independently run for 206 years, specialising in the hospitality industry. New owners Steelite say that while they want to grow the business they can't guarantee it will prevent job losses.

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