A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT CHARGER
A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT CHARGER

SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY NORFOLK HOUSE

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A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT CHARGER
SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY NORFOLK HOUSE
Painted in blue, green and yellow with a portrait of a King, either George I or George II, crowned, holding an orb and sceptre, standing between the initials GR and sponged trees, within a blue-dash border
13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) diameter
Provenance
With D. M. and P. Manheim, New York.
Literature
L. B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, vol. 2, Delftware, London, 2000, p. 76, no. D45.

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Stylistically this charger dates to the late 1720s or 1730s; although the initials would suggest the subject is George I it is also possible that the portrait represents George II.

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