Victoria tiny character jug modeled by William K. Harper and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1994 limited edition of 2,500 for Lawleys By Post. Alexandrina Victoria (1819-1901) was the only child of Edward, Duke of Kent, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg. When she acceded to the throne in 1838, succeeding her uncle, William IV, Victoria accepted the challenge with dignity and strength. The influence of her beloved husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, helped shape her into a great monarch, and her strict moral code came to symbolize the ethos of nineteenth century Britain. Following the death of Albert in 1861, the shattered Queen went into seclusion, but in the years that followed she became the ruler of the world's most powerful empire. Her death in 1901 marked the passing not only of a great and influential British sovereign, but also of an era. A gold lion, crown and coat of arms form the handle of this jug.
Kings & Queens of the Realm Set