The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 351-400 of 533
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Lot 351
1820 PROCLAMATION OF GEORGE IV
A small pearlware vase, the flared form printed in black with a titled portrait above the dates of the proclamation, the reverse with a dandy astride a velocipede, 10cm.

The velocipede depicted is a dandy-horse (see lot 327), which was a new invention and popular at the time.

Provenance: Richardson Collection, sold Bonhams, 9th February 2000, lot 74.


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Lot 352
1820 ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV
An English porcelain circular plaque or stand, c.1820, printed in black and decorated in green, yellow, pink and gilt with an inscribed portrait, 12.8cm.

George IV was proclaimed King on 31st January 1820 following the death of George III on 29th January. Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.69 left.

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Lot 353
CHARLES WILLIAMS (1796-1830 ACTIVE)
'State Mysteries, a Vision of Pall Mall', 1st April 1813, a hand-coloured engraving, published by M Jones, 40.2 x 50.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue 12028 and British Museum number 1868,0808.12706.


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Lot 354
ISAAC ROBERT CRUIKSHANK (1789-1856)
'A Scene in the New Farce of the Lady and the Devil', June 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, published by Benbow, 23.5 x 34.2cm, overmounted and framed.

Caroline arrived in London on 6th June 1820. Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.163; British Museum Satires Catalogue 13728.
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Lot 355
ISAAC ROBERT CRUIKSHANK (1789-1856)
'Public Opinion', June 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, published by William Benbow, 24 x 34cm, overmounted and framed.

George and his worthy supporters were no match for the public's support of Caroline in the early stage of proceedings. Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.168 and British Museum number 1975,0118.27.


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Lot 356
S W FORES (PUBLISHER)
'The Royal Green bag or another Ministerial Scare Crow', 10th June 1820, a hand-coloured engraving on laid paper, 33.5 x 22.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum number 1985,0119.101.

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Lot 357
GEORGE CRUIKSHANK (1792-1878)
'Ah! Sure Such a pair was never Seen so justly formed to meet by nature', a hand-coloured engraving, published by McCleary, 21.7 x 32cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.166; British Museum Satires Catalogue 13735 and British Museum number 1859,0316.160.


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Lot 358
ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC ROBERT CRUIKSHANK (1789-1856)
'Opening the Green Bag or the Friends of Hell let loose', 8th July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, published by S W Fores, 22.5 x 31.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.167 and British Museum number 1985,0119.98.

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Lot 359
WILLIAM HEATH (1794-1840)
'The Pageantry put off or the Raree Show adjourned', 13th July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving on laid paper, published by S W Fores, 23.2 x 33cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13759 and British Museum number 1948,0214.836 .


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Lot 360
CHARLES WILLIAMS (1796-1830 ACTIVE)
'The Milan Garland or Revels around the Vice Post', July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, published by John Johnston, 24.1 x 34.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13760 and British Museum number 1935,0522.11.140.

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Lot 361
JOHN FAIRBURN (PUBLISHER)
'All A Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee', July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, 25 x 37cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13761 and National Portrait Gallery number D46058.


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Lot 362
WILLIAM HEATH (1794-1840)
'Falstaff and his Ragged Crew or The Contents of the Green Bag in Propria Persona', 20th July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, published by S W Fores, 22 x 31.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13766 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.116

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Lot 363
WILLIAM HEATH (1794-1840)
'The Measure of Happiness or a Royal visit to the Dey of Tunis or the Great Plempo', 20th July 1820, a hand-coloured engraving on laid paper, published by S W Fores, 22.7 x 31.8cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13767.

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Lot 364
JOHN FAIRBURN (PUBLISHER)
'The Cauldron or Shakespeare Travestie 1820', a hand-coloured engraving, 22.5 x 32.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue, number 13787 and British Museum number 1948,0214.817.


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Lot 365
J LEWIS MARKS (c.1796-1855)
'King Henry VIII, Act II Scene IV'', a hand-coloured engraving, 23.8 x 33.2cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.170; British Museum Satires Catalogue number 13829 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.139.

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Lot 366
JOHN FAIRBURN (PUBLISHER)
'Boadicea, Queen of Britain, overthrowing Her Enemies', November 1820, a hand-coloured engraving, 24 x 34.2cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, p.176; British Museum Satires Catalogue number 12 in the appendix and British Museum number 1983,0305.38.

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Lot 367
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'Bergamis Little Darling', 25th January 1821, a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 25.5 x 18.5cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14112 (although differently titled, referred to in the description) and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.165.

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Lot 368
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'Grand Entrance To Bamboozl'Em', February 1821, a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 28.5 x 41.2cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. Kenneth Baker, George IV: A Life in Caricature, pp. 164 and 165; British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14122 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.183.

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Lot 369
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'The Man of the Woods & Cat-o-mountain', a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 30.5 x 21.5Cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14131.


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Lot 370
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'Dido in Despair', 3rd April 1821, hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 28 x 22.7cm, overmounted and framed.

This is a parody of Gillray's satire of 1801 of the same title. Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14144 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.205.
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Lot 371
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'The Como-cal Hobby', 20th April 1821, a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 28.4 x 23.4cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14171 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.168.

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Lot 372
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'Lucifer's Procession. Fairy Queen', a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 27 x 41.2cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14182 and British Museum number 1935,0522.12.184.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 373
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'A parting Hug at St. Omer!', 1st June 1821, a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 25.7 x 20.7cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum number 1975,0118.31.

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Lot 374
THEODORE LANE (1800-1828)
'The Grand Coronation of Her Most Graceless Majesty C-R-L--E COLUMBINA the first Queen of all the Radicals', 19th July 1821, a hand-coloured engraving, published by George Humphrey, 29.2 x 41.7cm, overmounted and framed.

Cf. British Museum Satires Catalogue number 14205 and British Museum number 1948,0214.827.

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Lot 375
QUEEN CAROLINE
A rare small blue and white transferware dish, c.1820, with scalloped rim, printed with a view of the Royal party on a boat before the Villa D' Este, titled 'Her Majesty's Residence on the Lake of Como', 10.8cm.


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Lot 376
QUEEN CAROLINE
A small pearlware lustre beaker, c.1820, printed in black with an inscribed crowned head titled 'Queen Caroline or the Royal Wanderer', the reverse with four lines of verse flanked by barley stalks, the rim with a pink lustre band, restored, 6.2cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.62.

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Lot 377
1820 QUEEN CAROLINE
A small pearlware lustre jug, c.1820, printed in brown with a portrait titled 'Her Majesty Queen Caroline of England', the reverse with a scene of the queen being escorted from a boat while cheered by onlookers, titled 'Queen Cariline [sic] Landing at Dover', the rim with a wide copper lustre band edged in pink, restoration to the spout and foot, 11.5cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.61.

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Lot 378
6TH JUNE 1820: QUEEN CAROLINE AND MATTHEW WOOD
A rare Stevenson pearlware plate, c.1820, printed in blue with an inscribed portrait of Wood detailing his chivalrous gesture towards the queen, the rim moulded with a continuous floral band, impressed mark, 19.7cm.

Alderman Wood had been twice Lord Mayor of London 1815 to 1817 and was MP for the City of Westminster 1817 to 1843.

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 379
1820 GEORGE IV AND ARRIVAL OF QUEEN CAROLINE
A rare creamware mug, c.1820, the cylindrical body printed in brown and hand-coloured with a cartoon depicting George IV chased by two figures while two more watch with amusement, titled 'The Royal Sneak', three small footrim chips, 13.2cm.

The origin of this cartoon satirising the imminent arrival of Queen Caroline is unknown. In a letter dated 13th August 1997 David Drakard states that not only had he not seen this subject he was unaware of any satire which it may be after.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 380
QUEEN CAROLINE
A small rectangular pearlware plaque, c.1820, moulded in relief with a head and shoulders profile portrait wearing a ruff collar and plumed hat, surmounted by a crown and the initials 'QC', decorated with a pink and purple lustre frame, two small chips, 14.1cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.54.

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Lot 381
QUEEN CAROLINE
A Stevenson pearlware nursery plate, c.1820, printed in brown and decorated in blue and yellow with an inscribed portrait, the rim moulded with a continuous floral border, impressed mark, 15.3cm.

Provenance: Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, sold Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 597.

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Lot 382
QUEEN CAROLINE AND THE LATE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE
A pearlware vase, c.1820, printed in brown to one side with a portrait titled 'Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Caroline', the reverse with another titled 'The Late and Much Lamented Princess Charlotte of Saxe Coburg', restored, 11.7cm.

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Lot 383
QUEEN CAROLINE AND THE LATE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE
A small pearlware lustre mug, c.1820, printed in purple with a named portrait watched over by an angelic Charlotte with a banner inscribed 'Protect my mother', the rim with a wide copper and pink lustre band, restoration to the foot, 7.6cm high.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.59.

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Lot 384
QUEEN CAROLINE
A small pearlware lustre jug, c.1820, printed in red with a portrait titled 'Her Majesty Queen Caroline of England', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, with pink lustre bands to the neck and rim, 12.5cm.

This likeness of Caroline is the re-named version of Princess Charlotte. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls. 49 and 53.

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Lot 385
QUEEN CAROLINE
A small pearlware lustre jug, c.1820, printed in brown to one side with a portrait titled 'Her Majesty Caroline, Virtue Triumphant', the reverse with an oval cartouche inscribed 'May the diamonds in the British crown glitter on the head of our noble Queen Caroline', with pink lustre bands, 12.2cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.56.

Provenance: with John May, September 1992.

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Lot 386
1820 QUEEN CAROLINE
An unusual English porcelain jug in the manner of Sunderland lustre, dated 1820, printed in brown with a portrait titled 'Long Live Queen Caroline', painted in blue, green and pink lustre with flowers and foliage, the reverse with the first verse of Isaac Watts' hymn after the 90th Psalm, beneath the spout inscribed 'Elizabeth Smith, Thurvaston 1820', 13.2cm.

Thurvaston is a village in Derbyshire. There are several Elizabeth Smiths listed on the 1841 census; the most likely living 10 miles from Thurvaston in St Werburgh and recorded as being of independent means.


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Lot 387
QUEEN CAROLINE
A pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in black to two sides with a portrait titled 'Long Live Queen Caroline', the inscription echoed to the underside, beneath the spout with a cartouche of seven lines of loyal verse, restoration to the spout and rim, 14.5cm.
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Lot 388
QUEEN CAROLINE
A pearlware jug, printed in black with a portrait titled 'Her Majesty Queen Caroline of England', the reverse with a cartouche containing four lines of loyal verse, with pink lustre bands to the rim, a short crack to the base, 14.5cm.

This likeness of Caroline is the re-named version of Princess Charlotte. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls.49 and 53.
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Lot 389
QUEEN CAROLINE
A copper lustre banded pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in puce with a portrait of the queen inscribed 'God save Queen Caroline!', the reverse with a cartouche containing four lines of loyal verse, the rim with a wide copper lustre band edged in pink, 15cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 748 and 750.
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Lot 390
QUEEN CAROLINE
A Staffordshire pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in black to one side with a portrait titled 'Long Live Queen Caroline', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse within a floral and foliate cartouche reserved on a yellow ground with lustre decoration to the rim, signed in the print 'R Johnson, Hanley, Staffordshire', restoration, 16cm.

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Lot 391
QUEEN CAROLINE
A Pratt ware jug, c.1820, moulded and decorated in colours with profile portrait medallions flanked by flower sprays, the rim moulded with 'Queen Caroline', the spout moulded with a satyr mask, the underside impressed 'Warranted Winchester Measure', a large restored crack, 15.6cm.
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Lot 392
QUEEN CAROLINE
A creamware jug, c.1820, printed in black with a portrait bust upon a plinth inscribed 'Queen of Great Britain Shielded by Britannia and Wisdom', flanked by Britannia and Athena, the reverse with Britannia seated and supporting a shield with the Royal coat of arms, restoration to the foot and rim, 18cm.

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Lot 393
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A small pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in black and hand-coloured with a satire after Isaac Robert Cruikshank depicting the scales of justice, the reverse with a cartouche inscribed with ten lines of verse entitled 'Truth and Liberty', some rim faults, 11.8cm.

The cartoon on this jug is after the satire titled 'Public Opinion', which was published by T Benbow on 20th June 1820. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 752 and 753.
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Lot 394
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A small pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in black and hand-coloured with a satire after Isaac Robert Cruikshank depicting the scales of justice, the reverse inscribed with a verse from 'The Green Bag' rhyme within a foliate and ribboned cartouche detailing her supporters, some restoration to the spout and rim, 12.1cm.

See footnote to lot 392.
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Lot 395
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A copper and pink lustre pearlware jug, c.1820, printed in black with a portrait of the queen above the inscription 'God Save Queen Caroline', the reverse inscribed with a verse form 'The Green Bag' rhyme within a foliate and ribboned cartouche detailing her supporters, the rim and shoulders with a wide copper lustre band edged in pink, the spout restored, 14.5cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 747, 748 and 749.
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Lot 396
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1820, printed in brown with a titled portrait of Queen Caroline, the reverse with six lines of prose commencing 'Try me good King', the rim with a copper and pink lustre band, restored, 13.9cm

The text on the reverse is taken from Anne Boleyn's letter to Henry VIII of 6th May 1536.

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Lot 397
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A blue and white transferware jug, c.1820, printed to one side with a profile portrait of Queen Caroline, the reverse with a quotation from Shakespeare's King Henry VIII, Act III, Sc. I, the rim with Union flowers, 14.5cm.

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Lot 398
1820 ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A blue and white transferware jug, c.1820, printed with a named portrait of Queen Caroline within rose and thistle sprays, the reverse with a portrait titled 'H. Brougham Esq MP', some restoration to the spout and rim, 12.8cm.

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Lot 399
BROUGHAM, DENMAN AND THE ROYAL DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
A pearlware jug, c.1820, moulded and painted with oval portraits, titled around the neck 'H Brougham Esq MP' and 'T Denman Esq MP', the spout moulded as a satyr mask, restoration to the spout and rim, 13.2cm.

Henry Brougham and Thomas Denman represented the Caroline interest during the Bill of Pains and Penalties. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls. 216 and 217; and John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.137.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 400
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A good and rare creamware mug, c.1821, the squat cylindrical body printed in black with a portrait inscribed 'Crowned July 19th 1821 George the fourth Born Aug't 12 1762, Succeeded to the Throne Jan'y 29th 1819' and 'God Save the King', 7.7cm.

The date recorded for George's succession on these mugs in incorrectly stated as 1819. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.67.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1100
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