Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Jameson, thanking her for her articles on the “Schools of Design”, and sending as a gift “a small Statuette of a Sea Nymph in Porcelain Statuary (the material which I originated & which has led to so many imitations”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Trent Vale Cottage, Stoke upon Trent, 22 January 1850. Thomas Battam (1810-1864) was a British painter of miniatures. He was born in London. He produced copies in enamels, several of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy (1833 – 1840). Battam was later employed as a painter at the Copeland porcelain factory, and was the founder, and president, of the Crystal Palace Art Union.