17 April 2000
A London delft dated polychrome Royalist caudle-cup to commemorate the coronation of Charles II
Of squat baluster form with loop handle, painted with a half-length portrait of Charles II in his coronation robes holding his orb and sceptre, flanked by the initials C2R and the date 1661 within ochre columns and a blue arch (chips to top rim and small associated crack, slight crack through lower part of portrait, small chip to top of handle and footrim)
3¼ in. (8.5 cm.)
J.W.G. Thomas, sale Sotheby's, 13 June 1961, lot 19.
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Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, op. cit. (1984), p.166, no. 750.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Exhibition, 1911.
Cf. the example sold in these Rooms, 13 June 1983, lot 39. See also the other examples illustrated in Lipski and Archer (op. cit.), p. 166.
Although Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, his coronation did not take place until 1661.
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