The magnificent vase is made out of gold, jewels and enamel. The vase cover represents the United Kingdom, symbolized by the figures of Britannia, Scotia, and Hibernia. The edge of the vase are four heads that represent the four quarters of the globe. The body or center of the vase are relief images of the ancestors of the British nation. Right below are figures of England's renowned warriors, poets and men of science. At the very bottom are the figures of Truth, Prudence, Industry and Fortitude.
The Art Journal The Industry of All Nations Illustrated Catalogue (London, England: Bradbury and Evans, 1851)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman