Monday, 14 September 2015

A Treasure Bobbing Along the Rocky Coast

With Queen Victoria's accession in June, 1837, the stoneware gin-flask potters of Lambeth set to work designing a wide variety of portrait bottles of the young Queen and her family.  The bobbing stoneware gin-flask is a rare souvenir.  In a style resembling a medieval stone carving, it depicts Victoria in coronation regalia.

4 comments:

  1. Message ON a bottle - informative post, Angie!

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  2. Yes a treasure this is! I didn't know this story Angie., a simple but strong collage!

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