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English delftware blue dash royalty charger depicting King George 1 standing in his coronation robes.

Reference: 8713

Dated: c. 1715 Bristol England

English delftware blue dash charger with an image of King George 1 standing, marked "GR", crowned, in a tunic with ermine cloak. The King is holding the orb in his right hand and is standing on a grassy mound flanked by two spindly trees. The reverse of this rare dish is lead-glazed and was probably made at the time of his Coronation in 1714.

George I (George Louis; German: Georg Ludwig; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727)[a] was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698 until his death in 1727.

At the age of 54, after the death of his second cousin Anne, Queen of Great Britain, George ascended the British throne as the first monarch of the House of Hanover. Although over 50 Roman Catholics were closer to Anne by primogeniture, the Act of Settlement 1701 prohibited Catholics from inheriting the British throne; George was Anne's closest living Protestant relative. In reaction, Jacobites attempted to depose George and replace him with Anne's Catholic half-brother, James Francis Edward Stuart, but their attempts failed.
George died of a stroke on a trip to his native Hanover, where he was buried. He was the last British monarch to be buried outside the United Kingdom.

Diameter: 14.00inch

Medium: delft delftware tin glaze earthenware pottery ceramic

Current Condition Two tight stabilized cracks professionally restored.

Provenance: Private collection of a gentleman in Surrey England.

Literature: Page 65 figure reference 3.55 English Delftware in the Bristol Collection by Frank Britton

Price: gbp 11500.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 15099.5 (US Dollars)

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