The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 101-150 of 533
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Lot 101
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A creamware novelty teapot, c.1790, modelled as the double maskhead of Queen Charlotte, the foreheads inscribed 'Queen Charlotte' and 'Tea', with scroll handle and crabstock spout, picked out in blue, raised on a circular foot, restoration to the foot, spout and rim, 125mm.


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Lot 102
GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A Pratt ware loving cup, c.1790, modelled to two sides with masks of the Royal couple, impressed 'GOD SAVE THE KING AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN' around the rim, washed in green, blue and manganese, the base pieced with five holes, restoration to one handle and the rim, 14cm.

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Lot 103
GEORGE III
A large pearlware tea canister, c.1790, moulded with half-length profiles after William Hackwood, above satyr maskheads, decorated in blue with small flower sprigs, a small chip to the base, 15.6cm.

Provenance: with Alistair Sampson, March 1995.

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Lot 104
GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A Pratt ware cylindrical mug, c.1790, moulded with profile portraits of the two monarchs within circular acanthus bordered panels, the detailing picked out in typical Pratt colours, restoration to the foot, 14.7cm.

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Lot 105
GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A large Pratt ware mug, c.1790, moulded with profile portraits within circular acanthus leaf bordered panels decorated in typical palette, restoration to the handle, foot and rim, 15.2cm.

Provenance: with John May, September 1994.


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Lot 106
GEORGE BARRINGTON THE PICKPOCKET
A rare creamware jug, c.1790, printed in black with a scene of two figures titled 'Barrington picking the Pocket of J. Brown Esqr', the reverse with a ship under sail, with double strap handle issuing from floral terminals, restored, 17.7cm.

George Barrington was born George Waldon in County Kildare in 1755. He ran away from school in 1771 after stabbing a fellow pupil. Joining a band of strolling players, he assumed the name Barrington and commenced a life of petty crime as a pickpocket at Limerick Races. Subsequently he fled to London where he was arrested and tried on various occasions and finally convicted and sentenced for deportation to Botany Bay in September 1790. On the convict ship to Australia, he frustrated an attempt by the convicts to seize the ship, thus earning himself favourable consideration and, in 1792, was awarded the first ever warrant of emancipation issued. Famed for his poetry, he also became superintendent of convicts and held the office of high constable in Paramatta in New South Wales, where he died in 1804.
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Lot 107
1791 GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A Neale & Co pearlware jug, c.1791, printed in purple with a double portrait medallion inscribed 'A King Revered, A Queen Beloved', the reverse with a Classical figure holding aloft the cap of Liberty together with a lion flanked by a ribboned inscription, beneath the spout inscribed 'S. Buxton 1791', impressed mark, 17cm.

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Lot 108
TOM PAINE THE RADICAL
A creamware jug, c.1792-95, printed in red with an inscribed oval cartouche picturing the head and detailing the meddling of Tom Paine above four lines of verse, the reverse with a satire of 'Matrimony and Courtship', restoration to the foot and spout, 18cm.

Thomas Paine was a political activist who lived in France during the 1790s and became deeply involved in the French Revolution. In 1792 he was convicted of seditious libel for his pamphlet, 'Rights of Man'. The same year a warrant for his arrest was issued over fears of the revolution spreading to England. Paine was arrested in 1793 and taken to Luxembourg Prison in Paris where he wrote 'The Age of Reason'. He was freed in November 1794 but continued to make enemies among politicians in France, England and America.

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Lot 109
FRENCH REVOLUTION PROPAGANDA
A pearlware bowl, c.1793, printed in blue to the interior with a satirical scene of a Frenchman eating onions, titled 'French Liberty', within a formal trellis border, the exterior with figures in a Chinese landscape and with bird vignettes, three restored rim cracks, 22.3cm dia.

Gillray's cartoon, published by Hannah Humphries on 21st December 1792, encapsulated the mounting British revulsion for the excesses of the French revolutionaries. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.453.


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Lot 110
FRENCH REVOLUTION PROPAGANDA
A glazed earthenware jug, c.1815, printed in puce after James Gillray with a satirical scene of a glutton slicing into a side of roast beef, entitled 'British Slavery', flanked by Britannia and a scroll, with printed black flower sprays, some staining and crazing, 14.6cm.

Gillray's cartoon, published by Hannah Humphries on 21st December 1792 contrasted the excesses of the French revolutionaries as compared to the dignity of the Englishman, albeit obsessed by tax. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pp.168-169.



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Lot 111
FRENCH REVOLUTION PROPAGANDA
A creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black and hand-coloured with satirical cartoons after James Gillray, titled 'British Slavery' and 'French Liberty', restored, 16.7cm.

See footnotes to lots 109 and 110.

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Lot 112
FRENCH REVOLUTION PROPAGANDA
A rare pearlware jug, c.1793, printed in brown and decorated in colours with satirical cartoons titled 'English Misery' and 'French Happiness', restoration to the handle, foot and upper section, 20cm.

Isaac Cruikshank's cartoon titled 'French Happiness, English Misery', which contrasts the Frenchman's dire situation with that of the Englishman's circumstances, was published by S W Fores on 3rd January 1793.
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Lot 113
1793 EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI
A cylindrical pearlware mug, c.1793, printed in blue with a scene entitled 'View of La Guillotine or the modern Beheading Machine at Paris, By which Louis XVI late King of France was Beheaded Jan. 21 1793', two figures watching as the king lies prone beneath the blade, 11.5cm.

Provenance: with Howards of Aberystwyth, September 1995.

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Lot 114
1793 EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI
A John Aynsley creamware mug, c.1793, printed in brown with a scene entitled 'Massacre & Execution of Louis XVI, King of France', with four figures including the executioners and the king's confessor, around the scene inscribed 'J Aynsley, Lane End', broken and restored, 12.4cm.

Cf. British Museum, No. 1988,1201.1 for an identical mug printed in black.


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Lot 115
1793 EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI
A large and rare creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with moving figural scenes titled 'The last interview of Louis the Sixteenth with his family' and 'Death of Louis XVI King of France who was beheaded Jan'y. 21 1793', restoration to the spout and foot, two oversprayed cracks, 23.5cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.457.
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Lot 116
1793 EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI
A rare creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with detailed scenes entitled 'Separation of Louis XVI from his Family' and 'La Guillotine or the Modern Beheading Machine at Paris', together with inscribed details, the spout restored, 182mm.
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Lot 117
1793 FRENCH REVOLUTION PROPAGANDA
A cylindrical pearlware mug, c.1793, printed in black with medallions entitled 'British Liberty' and 'French Liberty' after the cartoons by Thomas Rowlandson, opposite the handle inscribed 'The Contrast 1793 Which is Best', some restoration to the foot, 15.1cm.

Cf. British Museum, No. 1982,1101.1, for a similar example.
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Lot 118
BRITISH PROPAGANDA
A cylindrical pearlware mug, c.1793, the fluted body inscribed in brown with 'God Save our Church and King' within a husk roundel, flanked by colourful sprays of flowers, the rim with a trellis border in lilac and green, the handle broken and restored, some rim faults, 15.5cm.

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Lot 119
GEORGE III
A rare pearlware jug, c.1793, printed in blue with a circular portrait panel titled 'George III King of Great Britain, France and Ireland' above six lines of loyal verse, the reverse with a scene of spectators watching a horse race, the rim banded in yellow and blue, restored, 16.7cm.

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Lot 120
BRITISH PROPAGANDA
A pearlware jug, c.1793, printed in blue with six lines of loyal verse within a formal cartouche, the reverse with the Royal coat of arms, restored, 16.5cm.

Provenance: with John May, April 1994.


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Lot 121
BRITISH PROPAGANDA
A large pearlware jug, dated 1793, printed in blue with eight lines of dated verse titled 'William Adams', to one side with the scene of a couple seated at a table enjoying 'Good Ale', the other with a pierced heart amid fruits and foliage, restored footrim chips, 20.4cm.
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Lot 122
GEORGE III
A large creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with a named profile of George III flanked by British imagery and a satire of the British lion befouling the French flag, the reverse with a named oval equestrian portrait of William III, beneath the spout with a circular cartouche inscribed 'King and Constitution', restoration to the spout and base, 24.5cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.32.


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Lot 123
GEORGE III
A pearlware bowl, c.1793, printed in blue with a double portrait oval to the interior, inscribed and titled 'King and Constitution', with wide formal borders, a section broken out and restored, 22cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.31, and Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.27.
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Lot 124
GEORGE III
A pearlware punch bowl, c.1793, printed in blue to the interior with the inscription 'Long Live The King' within a Fitzhugh border, the exterior with Chinese pagoda landscapes, minor faults, 24cm.

Provenance: with John May, August 1995.

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Lot 125
GEORGE III
A pearlware punch bowl, c.1793, printed in blue to the interior with an inscribed portrait and military trophies vignette within a wide elaborate border, the exterior with views of Chinese pagodas, figures and elephants, the foot reduced, some restoration to the rim, 25.4cm.


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Lot 126
GEORGE III AND THE LATE KING OF FRANCE
A cylindrical pearlware mug, c.1793, printed in black with obscured profiles of George III and Charlotte, and of Louis and Marie Antoinette with a broken crown, titled 'A New Puzzle of Portraits', the rim lined in ochre, restored, 9.3cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.31.


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Lot 127
PRINCE OF WALES, GRAND MASTER IN THE MASONS
A rare cylindrical pearlware mug, c.1793, printed in black with an allegory of Justice holding a portrait of the Prince of Wales attended by Fortitude and Prudence together with Masonic symbols and a book initialled G and inscribed 'VIDE AUDE TACE', a small restuck chip, 14.7cm.

As a Masonic Grand Master in 1793 the Prince of Wales was depicted in an engraving after the original by Mather Brown, which formed the inspiration for this cartoon. Cf. Masonic Quarterly Magazine, issue 12, January 2005, referring to the original article of 1793 entitled 'The Six Masonic Sons of George III'.

Provenance: with Garry Atkins, June 2006.

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Lot 128
18TH JUNE 1793: NAVAL ENGAGEMENT
A rare creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with two ships at battle titled 'The Engagement between the Nymph 32 Guns 250 men and La Cleopatra 40 Guns 320 men 18 June 1793', the reverse with an oval panel containing a typical Sailor's Farewell scene, three small footrim chips, 20.1cm.

Upon the dawn encounter between the British ship Nymph and the French Cleopatra off the southern most point of Devon, Captain Edward Pellew ordered his somewhat inexperienced crew to pursue the Cleopatra. In the ensuing action, which lasted but fifty minutes, the English were victorious. Celebration greeted their return to port with this the first major French prize of the conflict and when the news reached George III, whilst he was at the opera, he immediately and spontaneously announced the victory to the auditorium.

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Lot 129
GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE
A small pearlware jug, c.1793, the barrel-shaped body printed in brown and decorated in colours with a double portrait of the Royal couple seated at a table, titled in scrolls beside, the reverse with an equestrian portrait of the Duke of York, a restored rim section, 13cm.

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Lot 130
GEORGE III, QUEEN CHARLOTTE, PRINCE ADOLPHUS AND DUKE OF YORK
A pearlware jug, c.1793, printed in black and decorated in colours with named portraits, to one side the Royal couple seated by a table, the reverse with the two sons in military uniform, some restoration, 13.8cm.

Prince Adolphus, seventh son of George III, was created Duke of Cambridge in 1801. Cf. John May, Victoria Remembered, pl.167.

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Lot 131
DUKE OF YORK
A pearlware punch bowl, c.1793, painted in blue to the interior with 'Success to the Duke of York and the Combined Armies' within a trellis design border, the exterior with stylized flower sprays, raised on a low circular foot, a restored rim crack, the foot restored, 25.9cm dia.

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Lot 132
DUKE OF YORK
A pearlware mug, c.1793, the cylindrical body printed in black and hand-coloured with an equestrian battlefield portrait, a footrim chip, some staining, 12.8cm.

The battle scene depicted is that of the successful storming of Valenciennes by the Duke of York in July 1793. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.35, and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.464.


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Lot 133
DUKE OF YORK
A creamware mug, c.1793, the cylindrical body printed in black with an equestrian battlefield portrait, titled beneath 'His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York', a filled footrim chip and small rim chip, 13.2cm.
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Lot 134
DUKE OF YORK
A pearlware jug, c.1793, printed in black and hand-coloured with an equestrian battlefield portrait, titled' His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York' around the rim, old restoration to the spout and handle, 14.4cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, p.172, pl.465 for a plate with the same print.


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Lot 135
DUKE OF YORK AND PRINCE COBURG
A Pratt ware jug, c.1793, moulded to each side with an equestrian portrait, the neck inscribed in blue with 'Duke of York' and 'Prince. Coburg', restoration to the rim and foot, 15cm.

Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld commanded the Austrian army during the Flanders Campaign and, together with the British under the Duke of York, was successful in taking Valenciennes in July 1793. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, pp.167-168.


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Lot 136
DUKE OF YORK AND FRENCH ROYAL FAMILY
A Pratt ware jug, c.1793, moulded with a profile portrait of the Duke of York, the reverse with superimposed profiles of the French royals including the Dauphin, restoration to the spout, handle and foot, 18.8cm.

Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed in 1793 on 21st January and 16th October respectively. Their second son, who succeeded as Dauphin following the death of his older brother on 4th June 1789, died 8th June 1795 of extreme ill health. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.129.

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Lot 137
DUKE OF YORK
A dry-bodied stoneware jug, late 18th century, moulded with a portrait oval on a blue ground, flanked by military trophies, impressed 'Duke of York', the straight neck with ringed decoration coloured green with blue lined rim, some retouching to the rim, 18cm.

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Lot 138
DUKE OF YORK AT VALENCIENNES
A creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with a scene titled 'Surrender of Valenciennes', showing General Ferrand kneeling before the Duke of York, the reverse with an Irish Volunteer cavalryman decorated in colours, a small chip to the spout, 21.8cm.

General Jean Henri Becays Ferrand initially refused an order to surrender Valenciennes but, following the two month siege by the Duke of York, he did so on 28th July 1793. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.32, and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.429 and 467.
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Lot 139
STORMING OF VALENCIENNES AND SURRENDER OF TOULON
A rare creamware jug, c.1793, printed in black with a panel of three soldiers titled 'Lieut General O'Hara Governor of Toulon', the reverse with a battle scene titled 'Storming and Taking Valenciennes by the British Troops etc', restoration to the spout, handle and foot, 21cm.

General Charles O'Hara was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar in 1792, from where he was sent to be Governor of Toulon. At the storming of nearby Fort Mulgrave on the Heights of Arenes on 30th November he was wounded and taken prisoner by the French. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.466 and 469, and John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.33.
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Lot 140
1794 DUKE OF YORK
A large creamware jug, dated 1794, printed in black with a named equestrian portrait, the reverse with a cartouche of a drunk man above four lines of verse, beneath the spout boldly inscribed 'John Steel Another Jug and then 1794', a large restored crack, 24cm.

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Lot 141
EARL HOWE
A cylindrical creamware mug, c.1794, printed in black with an oval panel containing a head and shoulders portrait titled 'The Right Hon.ble Rich'd Earl Howe', restoration to the handle and body, 12.5cm.

Whilst the Rt Hon. Richard Earl Howe hoisted his flag on HMS Queen Charlotte in May 1793 (and for which commemorative souvenirs may have been produced) this mug is more likely to have been manufactured following his victory against the French at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794.

Provenance: formerly the Gordon-Pugh collection, sold Christie's, 26th April 2001, lot 49.



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Lot 142
EARL HOWE AND THE VICTORY AT THE BATTLE OF THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE
A creamware jug, dated 1794, printed in black with an inscribed cartouche bordered by mythical nautical figures flanking a profile of George III, the reverse with a naval engagement, 15cm.

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Lot 143
EARL HOWE AND VICTORY AT THE BATTLE OF THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE
A tall creamware jug, c.1794, printed in black with a circular panel of a naval engagement representing the defeat of the French Fleet at Brest, the reverse with figures in a tavern interior, titled 'The Flowing Cann' with six short lines of verse, 23.6cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 472 and p.123 for a note upon The Flowing Cann lyric.

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Lot 144
EARL HOWE
A pearlware jug, c.1797-1800, printed in purple with a portrait of the Commander depicted on deck, titled 'Right Hon. Earl Howe', the reverse with a figural scene entitled 'The Female Archers', beneath the spout with an RL monogram in red, restoration to the spout, 20.5cm.

Whilst this print has been recorded on a jug celebrating the victory of the Battle of the Glorious First of June (see Drakard, p.175) the style of this jug is later. In May 1797 Howe was called upon to pacify the Spithead Mutineers for which he was created Knight of the Garter on 2nd June 1797. He died on 5th August 1799. It may have been for either of these events that this jug was produced.

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Lot 145
EARL HOWE
A Wedgwood jasperware oval portrait plaque, c.1798, applied in white on a pale blue ground with a head and shoulders profile the plaque 9.5mm high, mounted in a later frame.

Cf. Reilly & Savage, Wedgwood: the Portrait Medallions, p.195 where the authors attribute the modelling to John de Vaere in 1798.

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Lot 146
EARL HOWE
A Pratt ware oval plaque, c.1797, moulded with a head and shoulders portrait pinned with the Garter Star, flanked by military trophies painted in a typical palette, the moulded frame with pierced scrollwork, 21.3cm.

See footnote to lot 144. The similarity of portraits of both Howe and Keppel allowed the potter great licence. however, Howe alone was appointed Knight of the Garter.

Provenance: with John Howard, June 2005.


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Lot 147
GEORGE PRINCE OF WALES AND CAROLINE PRINCESS OF WALES
A pair of Wedgwood jasperware oval portrait plaques, c.1795, each applied in white on a pale blue ground with elaborately hatted head and shoulder profiles, each plaque 13.3cm high, mounted in later frames. (2)

The portrait of George is attributed to John Flaxman and was taken from the drawing by Edmund Scott, depicting him in the uniform of Colonel of the 10th Light Dragoons. While this dates from an early period, that of Caroline (also attributed to Flaxman after Edmund Scott) was engraved by T. Barrow in 1795. Depicted in extravagant headwear, it seems probable that this pair of plaques was made to celebrate their wedding on 8th April 1795. Cf. Reilly & Savage, Wedgwood: the Portrait Medallions, pp.83 and 168.

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Lot 148
DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
A Pratt ware jug, c.1796, moulded with an equestrian portrait, the reverse with Hercules slaying the Hydra, beneath the spout with a figure carrying a flag on horseback, restoration to the spout, 16cm.

William Augustus was the youngest son of George II. Born in 1721 he is best remembered for his triumphant yet bloody success at Culloden in 1746 when the Jacobite revolution was crushed. Dating from fifty years after that event, this jug probably commemorates the popular victor of the day. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, pp.166 and 201.

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Lot 149
SHREWSBURY GENERAL ELECTION
A rare blue and white 'John Hill' election jug, Caughley or early John Rose Coalport, dated 1796, the spirally fluted body inscribed 'Honour and Honesty. John Hill for Ever. Prosperity to the House of Hawkstone', beneath the spout with the legend 'Majority of 44 in the Year 1796', restoration to the handle's terminal, 22.1cm.

The controversial Shrewsbury election of 1796 did not in fact result in a victory for John Hill, as the inscription on this jug suggests. John Hill's claimed "Majority of 44" was reached by adding spoilt ballot papers to his valid votes, and amounted only to a majority over his younger kinsman, William Hill, rather than to the overall victor, William Pulteney. The confusion regarding attribution of the jug itself lies in the closeness of the two factories and the fact that several moulds exist. It is possible that both factories produced these Election jugs, although it has sometimes been quoted as the earliest known dated Coalport porcelain. Cf. Michael Messenger, Coalport Porcelain, pp.60-64.
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Lot 150
SHREWSBURY GENERAL ELECTION
A blue and white spiral-fluted jug, c.1796-1806, Caughley or early John Rose Coalport, printed with the heraldic shields of Shrewsbury and William Noel-Hill, third Baron Berwick beneath ribbon banners inscribed 'The Corporation and William Hill', restored, 18.3cm.

See footnote to lot 149. This jug appears to have been made in support of William Hill rather than his cousin, John, and may possibly date to the 1806 election when Hill was finally successful (Sir William Pulteney who had triumphed in 1796 having died the previous year).

Provenance: with Garry Atkins, July 2005.

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