English ceramics have been made for thousands of years. For us Americans, Staffordshire antique pieces have always been very collectible for their interesting decoration. One aspect of collecting English ceramics, is English Royal Commemorative pieces. They're quite interesting because they reflect a period in history. For instance, this black transfer portrait of Queen Victoria commemorating her Golden Jubilee year in 1887. Queen Victoria nearly reigned for 64 years. The longest in British history. There were many types of souvenirs made for Queen Victoria's 1887 Golden Jubilee besides this mug. Of course, we know her as the Queen who gave us the Victorian Era.