London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A London delft blue and white 'Act of Union' plate
painted with the monogram GR either side of a crown, with a rose and thistle rising from the ground below, within a concentric line, circa 1720 (rim and glaze chips) -- 22cm. diam.
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Cf. Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection (1982), p. 145, pl. 10.13; see also John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg (1994), p. 138, no. 184 for a Queen Anne 'Act of Union' plate and a discussion of the later GR examples.
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