Presentation casket to Queen Victoria for the Diamond Jubilee

 
Presentation casket to Queen Victoria for the Diamond Jubilee
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  • Title :     Presentation casket to Queen Victoria for the Diamond Jubilee
  • Artist:     Gwendoline M. Buckler Designer Della Robbia Pottery Ltd. Maker
  • Accession:     TD1989.49.3 a,b
  • Country:     Great Britain Birkenhead Cheshire
  • Date:     1897
  • Dimensions:     Inches 21-3/4 18-1/8 diameter Dimensions, overall Inches 12 17-1/2 diameter Dimensions, casket (a) Inches 12 18-1/8 Dimensions, lid (b), Centimeters 55.2 46.0 diameter Dimensions, overall Centimeters 30.5 44.5 diameter Dimensions, casket (a) Centimeters 30.5 46.0 diameter Dimensions, lid (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Arts and Crafts
  • Subject:     Christian Art and Symbolism , Women Artists , Ceramics/Ceramic Design , Royalty , Commemoration
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.49.3 A,B.JPG
  • Tags:     Arts and Crafts~British Arts and Crafts~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Overall multi-color gloss glazed earthenware casket with lid, modelled with figure of St. George slaying the dragon on the lid and inscription, multiple sculptural female figures on casket representing each of England's colonized areas intertwined in rose brambles which form the legs of the casket, in the background are ships, waves and fish with inscription encircling piece. a: casket, b: lid