26 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN ENGLISH DELFT EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT CHARGER OF GEORGE II
CIRCA 1727-1735, BRISTOL OR PERHAPS BRISLINGTON
Painted with the Sovereign in riding gear astride a rearing horse flanked by sponged trees and the inscription K/ye2 G, within a blue and yellow line rim, on a circular foot
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diameter
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
At the time of cataloguing, no other example of this design format, an equestrian charger of George II, is extant. It is similarly noted as unique in the literature. For comparative literature on an inscribed portrait charger of George II see Leslie Grigsby, ibid, p. 80-81.
The Longridge Collection, no. D52.
With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.
Leslie Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, vol. II, London, 2000, p. 83.