1910 Queen Alexandra of Denmark wife of King Edward VII Pottery Vase
#AD163: Her Majesty Queen Alexandra Vase
This is a beautiful and rare old Staffordshire pottery vase which features her head and torso, almost as a figurehead off a ship. It is not known if there is a matching vase for King Edward VII. Interestingly, we are including a beautiful old 1881 sepia photo of Queen Alexandra wearing the exact same garb and fashion as depicted on the vase: a flag banner off her shoulder, neck choker, tiara, ringlets, necklace and hair style.
Queen Alexandra of Denmark 1844-1925 was married to King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her official title became Queen Empress of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India when the beloved Queen Victoria passed away in 1901. She was known as "Alix" to her family, but her actual name was "Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia."
At sixteen years of age, she had been chosen to be the future wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales 1841-1910, who was heir apparent to the throne of Queen Victoria. They married in 1863, when she was 19 years old, and in that same year her father became King of Denmark as Christian IX. She had the longest historical reign as Princess of Wales, from 1863 to 1901, when she then became Queen Empress Victoria's death.
Alexandra's fashion sense was impeccable and her style was copied by fashion conscious women of the earlier Victorian and Edwardian era. When Edward died in 1910, Alexandra became the "Queen Mother", a term for a dowager queen who is the mother of the reigning monarch. This term has been used since 1560 or before. She died in 1925 at the age of 81.
This is a beautiful and uncommon antique royal piece that were were unable to find in any other searches. It has some small round firing marks in the glaze made during Staffordshire production. No chips, cracks or repairs. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. It was found in Chatham, Kent, England.
Size: 4 inches high by 3 inches wide
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