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Hop Queen: C.876-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Hop Queen


Manufacturer: Copeland
Sculptor: Durham, Joseph
Distributor: Crystal Palace Art Union




History note: Unknown before G.D.V. Glynn; the estate of G. D. V. Glynn

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.9 cm
Length: 18.2 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2016-01-25) by H.M. Government


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1873-01 : On accession the year was given as 1878 but the last figure is probably a 3.


This bust was first produced for the Ceramic and Crystal Palace Art Union in January 1873

Components of the work

Base Length 9.4 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HOP QUEEN
  • Location: Reverse of shoulder of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Title
  • Location: On lower part of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: in three groups

  • Text: COPYRIGHT/ RESERVED (left) COPELAND/M 73 (centre) DURHAM A.R.A (right)
  • Location: On lower part of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 23.
  • Location: On underside of socle
  • Method of creation: Typed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.876-2016
Primary reference Number: 215878
Old number: 23
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 May 2017 Updated: Monday 4 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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