A English delft George I or George II coronation charger circa 1714-27

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Lot 30
A English delft George I or George II coronation charger circa 1714-27

Sold for £ 11,352 (US$ 15,614) inc. premium
A English delft George I or George II coronation charger
circa 1714-27
painted with an impressive full-length portrait of King George in his coronation regalia, mainly in shades of blue with yellow, ochre and brown details, flanked by the initials G and R and sponged trees in green and blue, blue dashes around the rim, lead-glazed back, 34.7cm, (cracked and secured by careful restoration, glaze losses to rim),

Footnotes

  • A dish with a similar royal figure is in the Ashmolean Museum, Warren Collection 6. For this and a discussion of the practice of the same figure being used to commemorate different noble or royal personages in 18th century English delft, see Michael Archer, The Dating of Delftware Chargers, EEC Trans. Vol. 11, pt. 2, p. 116, plate 50f. A similar delft charger, inscribed 'G II R' was sold by Christie's, 27th February, 1989, lot 148.
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