Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Figure of the Day: The Duke of York in Staffordshire Porcelain, 1810-20

Bust of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Earl of Ulster
Staffordshire, 1810-1820
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Made in Staffordshire, England, between 1810-1820, this bust of lead-glazed Earthenware depicts the Duke of York and is marked as such. This piece pre-dates the flatback pieces which made Staffordshire porcelain famous.

At this time, the Duke of York was Prince Frederick of the House of Hanover who was also styled as the Earl of Ulster.

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