Monday, March 23, 2020


Are you interested in Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert?

  You may have watched
the television series on PBS called
"Victoria".  We watched it and later
purchased the DVD's.  I had never
read much about Queen Victoria's
 time from 1837 to 1897.  We all know
this became known as the Victorian Era.
I recently became interested and also
to learn a little about each King who
her up to Queen Elizabeth II.

Today my box arrived from England
and 3 more pieces of the lustre (English
spelling) ware that was originally sold at
the 1851 Great Exhibition as souvenirs.
The pieces are so old now that many
have stains, etc but I don't intend to
use them for food but rather as a
historical collection.

I already had the cup and saucer which
show the Queen's daughter Vickie who
married Prince Frederick who became
the King of Prussia and Germany.  This
cup and saucer is from 1858.

During this difficult time - you might like
to read about Queen Victoria online.
I have looked up many things but
I have not read her old diaries.  I
heard that they are online too.

The teapot above is very unique as the lid slides off to the right.  The queen looks rather
mad here.  This was a commemorative from
 her diamond jubilee in 1897.  I have seen
 this same "sketch" of her on other things
 and it is not very flattering. 


Beth said...

Fascinating pieces! I have become more familiar with the Monarchy starting with King Edward - who abdicated because of Wallis Simpson - then King George - now Queen Elizabeth - through watching "The Crown" on Netflix. Have you seen it? Very interesting series - 3 seasons done so far, of 10 episodes each.

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing vignettes!Your header is stunning too.Hugs!

Ruthie Miller said...

Very interesting to see you Queen Victoria wares. You have such an interesting collection. Amazing that they have survived all this time, isn't it?

ellen b. said...

Wow, that is quite a collection. I'm sad we didn't visit the Victoria and Albert museum in the Kensington area of London when we were there in 2002. Sty safe!

Lynn said...

Beautiful collection. I really enjoy gazing at your photos of
these Victorian pieces of china. They have such detail and color.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful collection, Bernideen! I did watch Victoria and loved it. Yes, I agree, your header is beautiful! I sent you an email today....xx

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely collection. Queen Victoria is fascinating and I have loved watching The Crown.

Lady Linda said...

Your collection is amazing. I love queen things. Your English Lustre is to die for. I bet Tasha would have loved it.
Thanks for stopping by. I have missed blogging and my blogger friends.

Deanna Rabe said...

That is a neat collection. Sadly, for Victoria, when Albert died she was in mourning the rest of her life. You can see her sadness in her face in all of the photos, and paintings.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh You have accumulated a great collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's china set,the last teapot is oh so wonderful.I also love that sweet pictures in the gold frame and easel

Sandi Magle said...

What a totally lovely post mixed with some great history. We have loved the "Victoria" series. Actually we just love watching any historical television. You have a great collection of Victoria dishes...and commemorative dishes. Lovely to see them all together!