ROYAL INTEREST: A George III  silver teapot  by Robert Garrard,  London 1817
Lot 79
ROYAL INTEREST: A George III silver teapot by Robert Garrard, London 1817
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ROYAL INTEREST: A George III  silver teapot  by Robert Garrard,  London 1817 ROYAL INTEREST: A George III  silver teapot  by Robert Garrard,  London 1817
ROYAL INTEREST: A George III silver teapot
by Robert Garrard, London 1817
Compressed circular form with ribbed band and applied central girdle, the hinged lid with silver-capped wood knop finial, with wood scroll handle, the underside with later engraved inscription: "Gift of HRH Princess Elizabeth on 18 April 1818 to Joseph Ince, Page to his Majesty George the Fourth", the spout engraved with monogram, height 13.5cm, length 24cm, weight total 19oz.

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  • Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840) was the seventh child and third daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. After marrying the Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Frederick VI on 7 April 1818 she took permanent residence in Germany under the title Landgravine.

    There is little known about Joseph Ince, however he is recorded in Huish, Memoirs of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales (London 1818), p.579 as being a Page of Presence at Princess Charlotte's funeral, he is also mentioned in Burke's Annual Register as being one of the Pages of Honour at the funeral of King George III on 29 January 1820 - both significant roles of responsibility. It is possible that the current lot was gifted by Princess Elizabeth after her wedding as a parting gift upon her emigration to Germany.

    George IV became king upon the death of his father, King George III in 1820 but had served as Prince Regent from 1811. Despite his rather extravagant lifestyle, George IV was a great patron of the arts, commissioning John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace as well as commissioning Sir Jeffry Wyatville to rebuild Windsor Castle. He was also instrumental in the foundation of the National Gallery, London and King's College London.
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