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Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn (1786-1861): C.892-2016

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Victoria, Duchess of Kent and Strathearn (1786-1861)


Manufacturer: Minton
Sculptor: Thornycroft, Mary




Shape 379?


History note: 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: 22.5 cm
Length: 15.5 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th Century
Production date: AD 1884

Components of the work

Base Length 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mary Thornycroft. St 184 [4? 9?]
  • Location: Reverse of base
  • Method of creation: Hand carved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: MINTON
  • Location: Reverse of socle
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.892-2016
Primary reference Number: 215894
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 May 2017 Updated: Friday 24 May 2019 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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