Bondholders Launch Limited Edition Owl

From left to right: Kevin Oakes, CEO at Royal Crown Derby and Vice-Chancellor John Coyne

Bondholder University of Derby has worked closely with fellow Bondholder Royal Crown Derby to produce a limited edition bone china and 22-carat gold owl.

The two companies have worked together to celebrate their heritage and Derby's manufacturing and creative legacy with an exclusive limited edition University of Derby branded owl paperweight.

The University was searching for a new high quality gift to offer at graduation, and also to present to our key stakeholders and partners in the UK and overseas. Fortunately the answer was right on our doorstep at Royal Crown Derby
— Vice-Chancellor John Coyne

Designed and made from English bone china and finished in 22-carat gold by Royal Crown Derby at its 200-year-old factory, the owl is a classical symbol of wisdom and features prominently on the University's crest sitting above its motto - xperientia docet - meaning 'experience teaches'.

This is a great way to celebrate the craftsmanship and heritage of Royal Crown Derby whilst celebrating the creative legacy of the city of Derby
— Kevin Oakes, CEO of Royal Crown Derby

Each owl comes with a Royal Crown Derby branded box; a certificate of authenticity; and a Royal Crown Derby branded 'romance card' which explains the story of what the owl symbolises.