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Queen Victoria

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham, England (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, England (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
Our busts illustrated and discussed. At the 1851 exhibition, Osler also showed busts of Shakespeare, Milton, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Peel.

Exhibition History

(Yale Center for British Art 11/9/14-30/11/14)

Subjects depicted

Victoria, Queen


Glass; Royalty; Portraits

Collection code


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