A Pair of Staffordshire Figures Victoria & Albert - circa 1843
Queen Victoria with the Princess Royal
and Prince Albert with the Prince of wales.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were the real celebrities
of the mid nineteenth century.
Born in 1819, Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne in 1837
and died in 1901 after a reign of almost 64 years, the longest in British history.
In 1840 she married her 1st cousin Prince Albert
and the Prince Consort died of typhoid fever in 1861.
Queen Victoria is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion,
economic progress and, especially empire. At her death, it was said,
Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set.
Queen Victoria is also associated with the start of our style of figures,
our figures are Victorian Staffordshire Figures.
The Staffordshire Potters produced a flood of figures
of the Royal family, the British people loved and respected
their Royal Family and they bought many figures of them.
This lovely, rare, true pair,
show Victiria and Albert with the Royal children.
Well modelled, beautifully painted with vibrant enamel colours,
a very strong cobalt blue.
They are in very good condition,
only very minor flaking of the enamels
and with no restoration.
Height: 6.75 & 7 inches