22 January 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF BISCUIT PORCELAIN BUSTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT
BY J. DURHAM, 1855
Each wearing the Star of the Order of the Garter Star, Albert also wearing the Star of the Legion d'Honneur, and the badge of the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece, each stamped to reverse BROWN, WESTHEAD, MOORE & Co, the bust of Victoria signed 'J. Durham Sc OSBORNE 1855'
Each approx 24½ in. (62 cm.) high; 19 in. (50 cm.) wide; 10 in. (26 cm.) deep (2)
Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E. and by descent.
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J. Durham exhibited a bust of Queen Victoria at the Royal Academy in 1856, commissioned for the Guildhall and may relate to the present model.
Prince Albert was created a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1839 and of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1841.
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