The UK’s most prestigious name in crystal bestowed a celebration gift to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today as she took her customary private tour of the Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘Chelsea Centenary Vase’ was created by Royal Brierley, a Royal Warrant holder since 1919 and part of the Dartington Crystal group of British brands. The handmade piece was designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which coincides with the Queen’s Coronation 60th Anniversary year. It was presented on behalf of the Company by Dartington Crystal Marketing Director Richard Halliday. The unique crystal vase took a total of 44 craft hours to complete and involved 18 skilled workers in its production. This included one designer, one, mould maker, a team of eight glass makers, three glass cold workers, one inspector, one glass cutter, two sand blasters and one master engraver. The vase features a delicately engraved script nestled around a clematis flower design.