1820 General Election: a rare pair of pink lustre jugs set with elaborate figural handles the bodies moulded with stag hunting scenes beneath bands of fruiting vines decorated in pink and green, one inscribed 'Lambton for ever' the other 'Powlett for ever', 135mm, Lambton chipped, cracked and stained (2)
* Following the death of George III in January 1820 Parliament was dissolved on 29th February. In the general election that followed Lambton, known as 'Radical Jack', who reputedly spent not an inconsiderable (commemorative, commemorate, political) £30,000 and William Powlett, a Whig, were both returned for County Durham. Richard Wharton, previously the Tory MP for Durham City was unsuccessful being denounced 'a keeper of Rotten Boroughs'. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
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