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Satire in Ceramics

September 01, 2017

Satire in Ceramics

In every period from the 17th century  to the present day well known figures and politicians have been depicted using the medium of ceramics.

In the 17th century Delftware 'blue dash' Chargers were produced depicting Charles II and onward to William & Mary, Queen Anne and the early Georges.

Later figures of Royalty and Politicians were produced in the well known Staffordshire china. some with reverence and some with a little less reverence!

The haughty 19th century Queen Victoria is standing with two later 20th century Prime Ministers, Churchill and John Major - very irreverent with a key in the back of his head!

Many known figures from history are represented in ceramics, and can form an amusing collection. However Queen Victoria would have said 'We are not amused'.


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