• 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 350

    AN ENGLISH DELFT EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT CHARGER OF GEORGE II

    CIRCA 1727-1735, BRISTOL OR PERHAPS BRISLINGTON

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    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


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    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.

    Provenance

    The Longridge Collection, no. D52.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.


    Literature

    Leslie Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, vol. II, London, 2000, p. 83.