Votes for Women stoneware inkwell modeled by Harry Simeon and produced by Royal Doulton of Lambeth, England, in 1919. Of all the social-political reforms to have come out of the nineteenth century, woman suffrage, or Votes For Women, was one of the most significant. In the United States, it took women beginning in 1848 with their first formal demand until 1920 to achieve the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Full equal voting rights for women were not achieved in the United Kingdom until 1928, although women over thirty were granted such right in 1918. This lady's head is hinged and lifts back to reveal the ink reservoir. The English registration number 526480 on the bottom dates the original design to 1908 which was modeled by Leslie Harradine and named Virago, referring to either a woman of strength or spirit, or a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman known as a shrew.