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SA791770

Victorian Staffordshire Figure Of Prince Albert

Price

£150 | $209 USD | €175 EUR
Item Number: SA791770
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Gertrude Antiques
This antique has been viewed 33 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.

Description

Charming Victorian Staffordshire figure of Prince Albert
Condition: Very good. Little wear to paint of hair on the right, and small indent on the base as shown.
Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was consort of Queen Victoria from their marriage on 10 Feb 1840 until his death from typhoid in 1861. He fathered 9 children with Queen Victoria, and largely managed the royal household. A person with progressive ideas, he showed great zeal in supporting public causes such as educational reform. He was the force behind the Great Exhibition of 1851. The surplus from this astoundingly successful venture was used to buy land in South Kensington for the establishment of Imperial College, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
A combination of the right clays, inventive potters such as Josiah Wedgwood and available labour made the Staffordshire district the centre of the china industry. Many small forgotten factories as well as the giants such as Spode, Wedgwood, Adams, clustered in the towns of Burslem, Cobridge, Fenton, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, now incorporated in the present day town of Stoke-on-Trent.
Englandís Industrial Revolution coincided almost exactly with the start of Queen Victoria's reign in 1837, creating wealth from industry. The new middle classes were eager to emulate their betters by decorating their homes with objects similar to costly Meissen and Chelsea figures, and Staffordshire potters obliged by turning out painted and glazed pottery greyhounds, houses, sheep, dogs, cattle and more exotic animals such as zebras and elephants. Figures of gods and goddesses, examples drawn from literature, famous political and military men and above all, representations of royalty, all found homes in England and America.
All of the items that we advertise for sale have been as accurately described as possible and are in excellent condition, unless otherwise stated. Please note that we are also able to arrange a full shipping service for our customers. We offer a 14 day returns policy. In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will issue a full refund of the purchase price less the return transport costs with an approved courier once an item is received by us in the same condition as it was originally dispatched. We look forward to being of service.
Internal Ref: 10257



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Dimensions

Height = 28 cm (11.0")
Width = 13 cm (5.1")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")


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Gertrude Antiques
East Sussex
United Kingdom
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