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Bust of HM Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother - 1981

Bust of HM Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, photography m.coupe
    Bust of HM Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, photography m.coupe

This parian ware bust features HM Queen Mother wearing a hat, insignia brooch and a three row necklace. The bust is standing on a separate two-tier square base. Design by Oscar Nemon.

This parian ware bust features HM Queen Mother wearing a hat, insignia brooch and a three row necklace. The bust is standing on a separate two-tier square base. Design by Oscar Nemon.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/bust
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed on reverse of bust]
    ON
    [Moulded on reverse]
    WEDGWOOD
    81 MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    [Impressed in base]
  • Year produced: 1981
  • Body: parian
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: moulded
  • Accession number: 10468
  • Dimensions: 250 mm (height including base)

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Related people

  • HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Subject

    HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother - Subject (1900 - 2002)

    Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the Queen consort of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 until his death in 1952. She was the ninth of ten children of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Claude George Bowes-Lyon (1855-1944) and his wife Lady Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck (1862–1938). She married Albert, second son of King George V, in 1923 and thus became Duchess of York. When Albert's brother King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, Albert succeeded him on the throne as George VI and Elizabeth became his Queen consort crowned in 1937. After her husband's death she was called Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother to avoid confusion with her daughter then Queen Elizabeth II. She retired to Scotland but shortly afterwards she resumed her public duties and was forever, with much affection, always in the public eye until her death - aged 102 - in 2002.

  • Oscar Nemon Artist

    Oscar Nemon - Artist (1906 - 1985)

    Born Oscar Neumann, Nemon was a Croatian sculptor perhaps best known for his studies of Sir Winston Churchill and royal subjects.

Glossary

  • Parian Ware

    Parian Ware

    Parian - a type of bisque porcelain. Named after the Greek island of Paros (renowned for its fine textured white marble of the same name), Parian was designed to imitate carved marble. It could be prepared in liquid form and cast in a mould thus enabling mass production.