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Bust - Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1845-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    F. & C. Osler (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded glass, with roughened surface

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 53

Physical description

The bust was produced by mould-blowing and then given a textured surface by grinding and abrading.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)


1845-50 (made)


F. & C. Osler (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

moulded glass, with roughened surface


Height: 25.5 cm, Width: 15.0 cm maximum, Depth: 11.5 cm

Object history note

Copies of these glass busts of Victoria and Albert were shown by F. & C. Olsper at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

Descriptive line

Bust, England (Birmingham), made by F. & C. Osler, 1845-50

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Barbara Morris, Victorian Tableglass & Ornaments, London 1978, pp. 45, 48, pl. 26
Droth, Martina., Edwards, Jason., and Hatt, Michael., Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901. Yale University Press: New Haven and London, 2014. ISBN: 9780300208030.


ELISE; Glass; Royalty; Portraits


Ceramics Collection

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