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    Woman's Suffrage: Rare Arcadian Crested China "She Shall Have Votes" Whimsy. Approximately 3" tall. A humorous souvenir made available to tourists while on holiday in the Essex town of Shoeburyness and representative of the attitudes towards the woman's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom at the time. Seen from one direction the viewer sees a face representing the flower of English beauty; when viewed from the opposite direction one sees the typical caricature of a bonneted dowdy suffragette. The implication being that votes for women would somehow spoil the classic beauty of England's fair woman folk. The color remains strong, albeit the gilt border at the bottom and along the rim of her bonnet have worn significantly and the bottom edge has a few micro-chips on the surface, otherwise it is in excellent condition.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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