A fine Worcester Parian bust of Prince Albert by Ernest Jones, c. 1855.
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (August 1819 – December 1861) was the husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. He was her first cousin on her mother’s side. Together they had nine children and their descendants were and are rulers or members of the nobility in many of the European Kingdoms. Prince Albert died at the age of only 42 and Victoria spent the rest of her life in mourning.
The bust is marked E J Jones Sculptor, WH Kerr & Co, Worcester. Kerr & Binns were the Worcester porcelain manufacturers from 1852 until 1862 when the Worcester Royal Porcelain Company Ltd “Royal Worcester” was formed. This bust is illustrated in The Parian Phenomenon page 202 fig 662, where it is dated 1855.
Height 35.5cm (14”)
Condition: This bust is in excellent condition. There is a firing line to the underside of the socle the left shoulder and a flake at the underside of the socle rim. The bust is fixed to the socle with slip.
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