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Queen Victoria (1819-1901): C.1060-2016

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Queen Victoria (1819-1901)


Manufacturer: W. H. Kerr & Co
Sculptor: Jones, Edward John




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: 35 cm
Length: 21.2 cm
Width: 12.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1855


Kerr & Binns first exhibited Parian at the 1853 Dublin Exhibition. John Edward Jones (1806-62) was born in Dublin, and trained and worked as an engineer. He gave up this career and moved to London about 1840 where he became a successful portrait sculptor. He executed busts of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1854.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base Length 11.3 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E.J. Jones. Sculptor,
  • Location: Reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: circular mark with wording round the edge surrounding a crown

  • Text: W.H. KERR & Co WORCESTER
  • Location: On reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: remanants of a rectangular white stick-on label

  • Text: 5
  • Location: On inside of socle
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1060-2016
Primary reference Number: 216076
Old number: 30
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 1 June 2017 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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