Designed by Charles Noke
To commemorate William Wordsworth being made Poet Laureate in 1843, Noke produced this loving-cup which illustrates one of his best-known poems:
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
On one side is a portrait of Wordsworth below Grasmere Church where he lies buried, on the other is Dorothy among a mass of daffodils below Dove Cottage.