A Pair of Staffordshire Figures Victoria & Albert - circa 1840
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,
made by John and Rebecca Lloyd of Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent.
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 wonderful pair show Victiria and Albert in "riding habit".
Superbly modelled, beautifully painted with vibrant enamel colours,
a very strong cobalt blue, good gilding
and an excellent glaze, Classic Lloyd Shelton.
They are rare and in very good condition condition,
only minor restoration to a clean break of Victoria's wrist
and a tiny chip to the rear corner of her base.
Height: 7.25 inches