in wig and red and white royal robes with blue sash; in the left-hand margin two elaborately painted coats of arms each flanked by lions and griffons; in the top margin the arms of Ireland (a gold harp), England, and Scotland (rose and thistle on a single stem); the outer margins on all sides with intertwining vines bearing blue flowers and pink roses, in a fine giltwood frame." /> [GEORGE III (1738-1820), <I>King of England</I>]. Illuminated manuscript document with Royal seal, elevating John, Viscount Fitzgibbon, to the rank of Earl of Clare [Ireland], Dublin, Ireland, 12 June 1795. <I>1 page, 691 x 635 mm. (27 x 24½ in.),</I> ON FINE PARCHMENT, <I>written in an upright cursive script,</I> WITH FINE HAND-PAINTED BORDERS AND DECORATION:<I> the first line of text in large gothic letters in gold, capitals with scrolling decorations in red, </I> LARGE INITIAL "G" ENCLOSING A FINE PROFILE PORTRAIT OF GEORGE III <I>in wig and red and white royal robes with blue sash; in the left-hand margin two elaborately painted coats of arms each flanked by lions and griffons; in the top margin the arms of Ireland (a gold harp), England, and Scotland (rose and thistle on a single stem); <I>the outer margins on all sides with intertwining vines bearing blue flowers and pink roses, in a fine giltwood frame</I>. | Christie's