The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 301-350 of 533
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Lot 301
ENDING OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS
Two English porcelain armorial jugs in two sizes, c.1814, painted en grisaille, the larger with portraits of the Prince of Orange and Sir John Moore, the smaller with Marshall Prince Blucher and the Crown Prince of Sweden, all allied heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, each named in gilt script, beneath the spout with the crest of an ostrich carrying a horseshoe and the motto 'Never Despair' possibly for the Scottish family of Haddaway, all reserved on a lilac ground, restoration to the larger jug, 18cm max. (2)

Provenance: the larger jug with John May, September 1995.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 302
DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND BARON HILL
A pair of Coalport jugs, c.1814, each printed in purple and decorated in colours with portrait ovals, reserved on a white ground within gilt foliate borders, the underside of one titled 'Lord Hill' in blue script, one handle broken and restuck, the other jug with chips to the spout, 16.5cm.

Rowland Hill was a distinguished soldier under Wellington at Salamanca and later during the Peninsular campaign, when in command, was victorious on a number of occasions. The Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury, he was raised to the peerage in May 1814. Wellington was appointed Knight of the Garter on 14th March 1813 and, on 3rd May 1814, a Dukedom was conferred upon him. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.726.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 303
DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND LORD HILL
A blue and white transferware jug, c.1814, the oval body printed with named equestrian portraits flanking a drum and other military trophies, the rim with a wide floral band, a small filled rim chip, 15cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls. 176, 177 and 178.
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Sold for:   £280
Lot 304
GEORGE III AND DUKE OF WELLINGTON
A creamware jug, c.1814, printed in black and decorated in bright enamels, one side with an oval portrait titled 'George the Third in the 51st Year of his Reign', the reverse with a similar portrait of the Iron Duke within flags and other military trophies, beneath the spout painted with the name 'Mary Hockin', a small chip beneath the foot, 20cm.

Whilst the 51st year of George III's reign commenced on 26th October 1810, Dukedom was conferred upon Wellington on 3rd May 1814. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 606 and 623 for the Wellington print but captioned 'Lord Viscount'.

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Lot 305
GEORGE III AND DUKE OF WELLINGTON
A large documentary creamware jug, c.1814, printed in black with named portraits among laurel branches and other trophies, beneath the spout inscribed 'I;E. Tutcher, Lamb Inn: Topsham' within a wheat ear cartouche including a broadsheet entitled 'The Fun' and drinking implements, minor faults, 28.2cm.

The impressive size of this jug might help account for the fact that by 1816 John Tutcher, a victualler from Topsham in the county of Devon is recorded as a prisoner for debt, incarcerated in his Majesty's jail of Saint Thomas the Apostle. See footnote to lot 304 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls 606 and 623 for the Wellington print but captioned 'Lord Viscount'.

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Sold for:   £1000
Lot 306
1815 JACK SHAW AND THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
A rare and large creamware mug, c.1815, printed in black with an equestrian battle scene titled 'Shaw the Life Guards Man's Heroic Attack on the French Cuirassiers', restored, 13.6cm.

Corporal of the Horse, Jack Shaw, was physically a well-developed young man who achieved great notoriety as an accomplished pugilist and, had it not been for Napoleon, would have had a chance at becoming Pugilist Champion of All England. He saw action in the Peninsular campaign following which, in Paris, whilst involved in the preparations for the Congress of Vienna, he honed his fencing skills, which were to serve him well at Waterloo. Injured at Genappe (but not seriously) on 17th June, Shaw was part of the 2nd Life Guards charge at the French 1st Regiment of Cuirassiers the following day. When challenged by a Frenchman to single combat Shaw despatched him with ease, as he did the further eight Cuirassiers that followed. Flushed with their success in disrupting French commander d'Erlon's attack, but against orders, both brigades of the Heavy Cavalry pressed home their charge. An exhausted Shaw becoming cut off from his troop continued in his slaughter of the French first with sword, then with what remained of its hilt and finally swinging his helmet as a weapon until a pistol shot felled him from his horse. Laid to rest at La Haye Sainte after the battle, Shaw's body was disinterred several years later for re-burial in England. Such was his notoriety that Sir Walter Scott became obsessed with his heroics and the artist Sir John Everett Millais painted a version of the opening round of Shaw's victorious single combat. His name is recorded upon the Waterloo Memorial at Cossall near Nottingham and the historian and politician, Lord Macauley wrote 'Shaw did more to win the battle of Waterloo than did Wellington himself'.

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Sold for:   £500
Lot 307
WELLINGTON AND BLUCHER
A stoneware jug, c.1815, sprigged with named half-length portraits in white on a blue glazed ground, beneath the spout with twining cornucopia and clasped hands inscribed ''Peace & Plenty' in black, restoration to the spout, 13.5cm.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 308
COMMANDERS AND MONARCHS OF NAPOLEON'S ENEMIES
A pearlware jug, c.1815, printed in black and enamelled in colours with a spray of flowers of the Union incorporating eight hidden heads in profile, the sides with small baskets of flowers, the underside inscribed in black with the names of those depicted, restored, 13.5cm.

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Lot 309
1815 WATERLOO
A pearlware jug, dated 1815, printed in black and painted in colours with two figures inscribed 'John and Mary Woodhead', the reverse with an equestrian study captioned 'The Prince of Watterloo [sic], His Grace the Duke of Wellington', beneath the spout with a floral cartouche inscribed 'Josh Haigk Watterloo Man. 16th, 17, 18 Jnue [sic] 1815', some restoration, 14cm.

Private Joshua Haigh is recorded at Waterloo in the 51st Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) under Captain Peter Smellie. He may have also been with the regiment during previous campaigning in the Iberian Peninsula and elsewhere but he did not claim the medal for this when it was issued in 1848, suggesting that he had probably died during the intervening years.

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Lot 310
1815 WATERLOO
A large creamware jug, c.1815, printed in black with a cartoon depicting a caged Napoleon being captured by two sailors in a boat, with associated speech bubbles, the reverse with a country couple offering their tenth child to the parson, titled 'The Tythe Pig', restored, 19.6cm.

This is probably the last depiction of Napoleon following his defeat at Waterloo. The reference to Meg of Wapping in the speech bubble of the sailor at the helm may refer to one Magderlina de Coursey, a French noblewoman of beauty who fled France and settled in Wapping High Street where she appears to have taken no fewer than seven husbands. Exposed as a bigamist, she was deported and lived out her life in the Balearics. The Naval association with Wapping, where press gangs operated, is well documented. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.729.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 311
1815 WATERLOO
A Shorthose blue and white transferware saucer, c.1815, printed with a view of soldiers before the 'Wellington Hotel, Waterloo', printed mark, 12cm.

Estimate:  £70 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 312
1815 WATERLOO
A blue and white transferware saucer, c.1815, printed with soldiers before the building at Hougoumont, bearing a large sign indistinctly named 'Waterloo', the border with named and dated portrait medallions of Wellington and Blücher, the underside impressed with an anchor and F 4 B, a small rim chip, 13.7cm.
Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 313
1815 WATERLOO
A Scottish pearlware bowl, c.1815, the exterior inscribed 'Waterloo' above a Highlanders cap, the reverse painted with a sword, reserved on a sponged ochre ground with green splashes, a large section broken out and restuck, 16.3cm.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 314
1815 WATERLOO
A rare creamware plate, c.1815, brightly painted with a cannon and flags inscribed 'Waterloo', within a bold floral and foliate border, two faint cracks to the underside, 24.6cm.

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1600
Lot 315
1815 PRINCESS CHARLOTTE, WELLINGTON AND BLÜCHER
A rare rectangular pearlware plaque, c.1815, finely moulded with half-length portraits of the princess flanked by the military men, between starburst motifs, all painted in coloured enamels, the reverse indistinctly incised with the names of the sitters, pierced with two glazed suspension holes, 21.7cm.

Exhibited: 'Jubilation', Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, May to September 1977, number 39.

Estimate:  £1000 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 316
GEORGE III
A Flight Barr and Barr (Worcester) twin-handled cabinet cup and saucer, c.1815, the cup painted by Thomas Baxter with a profile portrait of the king in military uniform within an oval border of colourful jewelling, reserved on a deep blue ground with formal gilt design, script mark to the cup, printed to the saucer, the cup restored, 13.5cm. (2)

This series of cabinet cups and saucers decorated by Baxter is well documented, with celebrated sitters being drawn from a wide background. Cf. Bonhams, 2nd June 2004, lot 342 for a similar example.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1000
Lot 317
PRINCE REGENT
A Choisy creamware plate, c.1815, printed in black with a portrait titled 'Prince de Galles, Regent d'Angleterre' and inscribed with his date of birth, the rim with small printed motifs, impressed mark, 21.6cm.

This is part of a series of plates, each with a likeness of a European or Russian monarch inscribed with their dates of birth.

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 318
FEBRUARY 1816: BETROTHAL OF PRINCESS CHARLOTTE TO PRINCE LEOPOLD
A rare creamware mug, c.1816, the narrow cylindrical form boldly printed in brown with caricatures of the couple dancing, he holding a banner inscribed 'A price of 30,000£ Huzza', flanked by a clown and a musician, the rim with wide formal borders, 11.3cm.

With the country's finances in tatters following the Napoleonic Wars, there was disquiet when it emerged that the Princess was entitled to a Civil List allowance of £30,000 per annum. Even worse, while Parliament said that this amount might be saved following her wedding, it failed to admit that it had been agreed that an amount of £60,000 would be contributed to the royal privy purse to cover the costs of her soon to be enlarged household. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.43.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 319
1816 WEDDING OF PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AND PRINCE LEOPOLD
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1816, the lobed body applied with named portraits of the Royal couple, painted in colours, the foot with a band of stiff leaves, the rim with foliate swags in pink lustre and green, restored, 15cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.39 and Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.84.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 320
1816 WEDDING OF PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AND PRINCE LEOPOLD
A pair of oval pearlware plaques, c.1816, moulded in high relief, each with a portrait of the Royal couple within a green painted formal leaf border and elaborate moulded frame, a restored chip to the front and a chip to the back of the Leopold plaque, 18.8cm high. (2)

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 321
1816 PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AND PRINCE LEOPOLD AT CLAREMONT
A pearlware lustre teabowl and saucer, c.1816, printed in black with a scene of the couple addressing a lady seated before a cottage, and an early 19th century blue and white transferware plate with a scene of the mansion, titled 'British Views' to the reverse, 25cm max. (3)

Thomas Green in 'Memoirs of Princess Charlotte', published in 1818 by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, records that whilst walking in the grounds of Claremont House the couple would often visit Goody Bewley who resided in one of the estate cottages.
Estimate:  £70 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 322
1817 PRINCESS CHARLOTTE IN MEMORIAM
A pearlware vase, c.1817, the flared form printed in black with an inscribed and dated portrait of the princess, the reverse with a named military portrait of the Duke of Wellington, restoration to the rim, 13cm.

Estimate:  £60 - 90 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 323
27TH MARCH 1817 WILLIAM COBBETT
A rare Chamberlain's Worcester mug, c.1817, printed in black with a named portrait after the engraving by Edward Smith, flanked by gilt foliate branches reserved on a pale orange ground, 8.5cm.

Born of farming stock in 1763, Cobbett was first a soldier and then, from 1802, as editor of the Political Register, a radical. Imprisoned for two years for treasonous libel in 1810 he was, on his release, accorded a dinner in London by Sir Francis Burdett at which there were 600 guests. By 1816 the Political Register was mainly read by the working classes and had a circulation of 40,000. On 27th March 1817, fearing arrest for sedition, Cobbett boarded the ship Importer, which was bound for the United States. An engraving published on 11th April 1817 by Edward Smith of Liverpool states that it was after a drawing taken on board the ship. He returned to Britain in 1819 and, after various election defeats, was eventually elected for Oldham in 1831, which he represented until his death in June 1835. The Political Register ceased publication in 1836.

Provenance: ex Shnayerson Collection, sold 12th September 1999, lot 525C.

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 324
1818 MARRIAGE OF EDWARD AUGUSTUS, DUKE OF KENT AND PRINCESS VICTORIA
A Coalport dish of lozenge shape, c.1818, gilded and enamelled with the Collar and Great George of the Order of the Garter centred by an E monogram, the border with panels of pink roses and blue cornflowers on a yellow ground in the Church Gresham manner, restored, 28cm.

Edward Augustus, fourth son of George III, was born on 2nd November 1767, was created Duke of Kent and Strathearn on 23rd April 1799 and married at Coburg on 29th May, and Kew on 11th July 1818, Princess Victoria Mary Louise, widow of Emich Charles reigning Prince of Leiningen. Their daughter, Alexandrina Victoria, ascended the throne as Queen Victoria on 20th June 1837. A Church Gresham pattern service by Coalport was presented to the Duke of Kent and his wife by the City of London on the occasion of their marriage. Much of the service remains on display at Windsor Castle.

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Lot 325
PRINCE REGENT
A Nantgarw cabinet cup and saucer, c.1818-20, the large cup painted with a head and shoulders portrait of the future George IV after Sir Thomas Lawrence, depicted in a blue jacket pinned with the Garter Star, reserved on a pale blue ground with elaborate gilt foliate scrolls, the saucer with three panels of pink roses, 14.6cm. (2)

Paper label for the Harry Sherman Nantgarw Porcelain Collection to the saucer.

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2500
Lot 326
PRINCE REGENT
An Apsley Pellatt sulphide portrait, c.1819, depicted head and shoulders in profile, wearing the collar, Great George and robes of the Garter, the circular clear glass plaque with gilt metal mount and suspension ring, 10.5cm overall.

Apsley Pellatt took out his first patent for 'sulphides' or cameo encrustations in 1819. This portrait of George probably dates from the latter part of his Regency. Cf. Paul Jokelson, Sulphides, The Art of Cameo Incrustation, figure 9 left.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £680
Lot 327
PRINCE REGENT
A pearlware nursery plate, c.1810-20, moulded with a floral and foliate border, the well printed in black and decorated in colours with a velocipede scene captioned 'A Visit from Richmond to Carlton House', a short, faint rim crack, 17.3cm.

The figures depicted upon the dandy-horse are the Prince Regent and Maria Fitzherbert, whom George had married in 1785 without the consent of his father, thus rendering the union invalid under the Royal Marriage Act of 1772. Carlton House was the town residence of the Prince of Wales from 1783. It was demolished in 1826.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 328
PRINCE REGENT
A small pearlware bowl, c.1819, printed in black with the inscription 'May the next Royal George save the People' to the interior, the exterior with Chinese pagoda landscapes, raised on a low circular foot, restored, 13.3cm dia.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 329
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A small Sunderland lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black with a portrait of Henry Hunt, titled 'Hunt and Liberty', the reverse with an inscribed plan of central Manchester, a short rim crack and small rim chip, 10.4cm.

The engraving used for this portrait of Hunt is actually that of Commodore William Bainbridge of the United States Navy, previously used in connection with his success in the War of 1812. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.201 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.734 and 741.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 330
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A small Sunderland lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black with a portrait of Henry Hunt, titled 'Hunt and Liberty, the reverse a statement denouncing 'Butchering Cavalry', the rim painted with a stylized floral border beneath a pink lustre band, a chip to the foot, 11.8cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.736.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 331
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A rare copper lustre jug, c.1819, the blue body printed in black with a scene titled 'The Manchester Massacre', the reverse with trophies and scrolls, inscribed 'No Corn Bill' and 'Universal Suffrage', the rim with a wide copper lustre band, the spout restored, 12.3cm.

Provenance: with John May, June 1993.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £380
Lot 332
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A rare copper lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black on a blue ground with named oval portraits of Henry Hunt and Thomas Wooler beside Britannia grieving at a tablet inscribed to the memory of the 'Unfortunate Sufferers at Manchester', the reverse with a portrait and four lines of verse loyal to Henry Hunt, the rim with a wide band of copper lustre, restoration to the spout, 12.6cm.

See footnote to lot 342. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.202 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.742.


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Lot 333
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A yellow ground jug, c.1819, printed in red with a portrait titled 'Henry Hunt Esq' above the inscription 'None of your Butchering Magistrates', the reverse with trophies and inscribed with the aspirations of the masses, the rim with a painted stylized floral border and lustre bands, 13cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.201 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.740. See footnote to lot 329.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £480
Lot 334
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A rare pearlware lustre jug, c.1819, printed in red with a portrait titled 'Hunt and Liberty', the reverse with a street scene depicting the massacre titled 'Murder' above four lines of verse, the neck painted with a band of strawberries in enamel and pink lustre, restoration to the base, 13.2cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, p137 (a) for a description of the print on the reverse. See footnote to lot 329.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 335
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A small pearlware beaker, c.1819, printed in black with a cavalryman mowing down a woman waving a flag inscribed 'Liberty or Death', titled 'Murder'd on the plains of Peterloo', the reverse with a stylized flower spray, pink lustre band to the rim, restored, 5.8cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.733.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 336
16TH AUGUST 1819: PETERLOO MASSACRE
A small pearlware beaker, c.1819, printed in red with a portrait titled 'Hunt, the Reformer's Champion', beneath 'But no Butchering Magistrates', the reverse with an inscription denouncing the cavalrymen, with pink lustre rim, 6.6cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.736 but with alternative lettering. See footnote to lot 329.


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 337
HENRY HUNT
A small pearlware lustre beaker, c.1819, printed in black with a portrait titled 'Hunt and Liberty', the reverse painted with a stylized flower spray in red and green, the rim with a pink lustre band, 6.5cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.736 but with alternative lettering. See footnote to lot 329.

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Lot 338
HENRY HUNT
A rare pearlware small mug or coffee can, c.1819, printed in black with a named profile portrait titled 'The Persevering Advocate of the People's Rights', with pink lustre borders, a small rim chip, 6.4cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.199 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.731.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 339
HENRY HUNT
A pearlware lustre mug, c.1819, printed in brown with four lines of verse above the inscription 'Hunt and Liberty', the rim with a pink lustre band, 9.1cm.


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 340
HENRY HUNT
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1819, printed in iron red with an unusual named portrait of Hunt before a building flying a flag titled 'Universal Suffrage', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, the rim with a mottled purple lustre band, rim crack, chips to the footrim, 12.5cm.

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Lot 341
HENRY HUNT
A small Sunderland lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black with an unusual portrait of Hunt before a Phyrigian cap and flag inscribed 'Universal Suffrage', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, the rim with a mottled pink lustre border, 12.8cm.

Provenance: ex Shnayerson collection, sold 13th June 1999, lot 526B.


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 342
T J WOOLER: EDITOR OF THE BLACK DWARF
A good and rare pearlware copper lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black on a pale blue ground, both sides with a portrait, titled on one side 'Mr T J Wooler, Editor of the Black Dwarf', the rim and foot with a wide copper lustre band, 16.5cm.

Thomas Jonathan Wooler published the satirical radical pamphlet 'The Black Dwarf', commencing on 29th January 1817, in response to the Gagging Act enacted at that time. Within three months he was arrested and charged with seditious libel but found not guilty. By 1819, with roughly 12,000 copies per publication, it far exceeded the circulation from Westminster to the Northern Colliery districts, of the upper middle class Blackwood's Magazine, causing Lord Castlereagh as Leader of the House of Commons to note that it could be found 'in the hatcrowns of almost every pitman you meet'.

Provenance: with Sampson & Horne, February 2008.


Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £900
Lot 343
RESENTMENT TOWARDS MAGISTRATES
A rare Sunderland lustre jug, c.1819, printed in black and well decorated in colours with the scene of a butcher's stall, the reverse with an enclosed cart carrying nine figures with associated speech bubbles and attendant crowd, titled 'Retaliation Or Law Justly Administered On Nine Unjust Magistrates', all reserved on a mottled pink lustre ground, some restoration to the spout, a star crack to the base, 17.5cm.

The order given by William Hulton, Chairman of the Magistrates, to arrest Henry 'Orator' Hunt and others at St Peter's Field, Manchester on 16th August 1819, together with a request for Manchester and Salford Yeomanry to intercede, is well documented. It led to one of the bloodiest days in the struggle for rights, freedom and liberty with 18 fatalities and 420 injured; in consequence of which the Magistrates were blamed for their butchering tactics by an outraged public.

Provenance: with Garry Atkins, October 2010.

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 344
ROBERT GIFFORD
An octagonal pearlware nursery soup plate, c.1820-25, printed in blue with a standing bewigged figure with documents emerging from his bag, inscribed with three lines of verse, the rim moulded with florets, a rim crack and chip to the underside, 19.8cm.

A drawing by George Cruikshank was the title page of William Hone's parody 'The House That Jack Built', published December 1819. With the vogue for illustrated verse satires and the fear of militarism following Wellington's inclusion in the Cabinet in 1818, reference is made to Gifford (who was Attorney General) referred to as the 'Public Informer'. Edgell Rickwood, Radical Squibs and Loyal Ripostes, pp. 42 and 311.


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 345
REFORM
A small creamware lustre beaker, c.1820-25, printed in iron red with four lines of verse in recognition of the oppressed, the reverse with figures before a village church in a landscape, a pink lustre band to the rim, 6.5cm.


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 346
GEORGE III
An English porcelain saucer, c.1815-20, printed in black with the Monarch looking through a spyglass, star cracks to the base, 13.9cm diameter.

This print is a cut down version of Gillray's earlier satire depicting George III observing, through a spyglass, the miniature figure of Napoleon standing on the Monarch's right hand, titled 'The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver', published by Hannah Humphrey on 26th June 1803. See David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.560 and 561.


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Lot 347
GEORGE III
Two blue and white transferware soup plates, c.1820, the first with an inscribed central medallion depicting King George presenting a Bible to a child, within a border of rose, thistle and shamrock, the other a Davenport soup plate with a classical head in profile within a border of agricultural trophies, Union flowers and cornucopia, impressed factory mark to the latter, 25cm. (2)

George was patron of the Lancasterian Schools catering for the children of the poor and also an ardent agriculturist during his periods of insanity. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls. 50 and 51 for similar versions of these two plates.

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Lot 348
1820 GEORGE III IN MEMORIAM
A pair of blue and white transferware plates, c.1820, each printed with a central profile portrait, one of George III, the other of Queen Caroline, within wide floral borders of rose, thistle and shamrock, the Caroline plate chipped and restored, 25.9cm. (2)

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pls 65 and 66.

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Lot 349
1820 GEORGE III AND DUKE OF KENT IN MEMORIAM
A rare pearlware vase, c.1820, printed in purple to one side with portrait titled 'His Sacred Majesty King George III', the reverse with a named portrait of the Duke of Kent, small footrim chips, 11.7cm.

The Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III, died on 23rd January 1820 just six days prior to his father. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.745.

Provenance: Richardson Collection, sold Bonhams, 9th February 2000, lot 66.



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Lot 350
1820 GEORGE III IN MEMORIAM
A pearlware vase, c.1820, printed in black with a portrait titled 'His Sacred Majesty, King George III', the reverse with a named portrait of the Duke of Wellington, restoration to the foot, 11.7cm.



Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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