• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    A "BATTLE OF CULLODEN" MUG

    MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A "BATTLE OF CULLODEN" MUG
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    With celebratory inscription In remembrance of the Glorious Victory at Cnhoden (sic) April 16th 1756 encircling a half-length portrait of the Duke of Cumberland, iron-red and rose peony sprays at the sides
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    William Augustus (1721-1765), third son of George II and Caroline, was created Duke of Cumberland in 1726 and embarked on a military career. He led the allied forces at the battle of Fontenoy in 1745, but was most notorious for the battle of Culloden, where not only was the Jacobite rebellion crushed but any remaining Highlander was slaughtered, earning the Duke his nickname, "Butcher."

    Provenance

    The Collection of J. Campling; Sotheby's, London, 21 June 1977, lot 81.
    With E. Vandekar, London.
    The Hervouet Collection, no. 597; Sotheby's, Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1624.
    With Marchant, London.


    Literature

    Illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, p. 224