The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 401-450 of 533
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Lot 401
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare creamware mug, dated 1821, the cylindrical body painted in brown and red with a crowned monogram above the date July 19 1821, good restoration to the foot, 8.5cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.69.
Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 402
GEORGE IV
A large pearlware lustre porter mug, c.1821, probably Scottish, moulded and brightly enamelled with a named likeness flanked by flowers, reserved on a pink lustre ground, some restoration, 13.5cm.

Similar likenesses can be found on Scottish pottery plaques inscribed 'Welcome George IV', which were made in celebration of the Monarch's arrival in Edinburgh on 14th August 1822. See lots 421 and 422. This mug, impressed as it is George IIII, was possibly made to commemorate his Coronation of 1821.

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1700
Lot 403
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
An English porcelain jug, moulded and painted with monogrammed profile portraits of George IV flanked by rose and thistle sprays, a chip and short crack to the spout, 10.7cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.80.

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Lot 404
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A small creamware jug, c.1821, printed in brown to two sides with a portrait of the king in his Coronation robes, titled 'George Rex IV', between narrow pink lustre bands, 12.5cm.
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Lot 405
GEORGE IV AND QUEEN CAROLINE
A pearlware jug, c.1821, moulded and brightly enamelled with named profile portraits flanked by flowers and foliage, beneath the spout with a crowned harp, the neck with crowns and further flowers, restored, 12.8cm.

Likenesses of both George and Caroline appearing on the same ceramic piece are extremely rare.

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Lot 406
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A Staffordshire stone china jug, c.1821, printed in blue and decorated in coloured enamels with crowns and flowers of the Union, beneath the spout with a head and shoulders portrait titled 'George IV crowned July 10 1821', signed in the print 'R Johnnson, Hanley', some restoration, 13.6cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.66.

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Lot 407
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare pearlware lustre jug, c.1821, printed in black and decorated in colours with a crown and flowers of the Union, the reverse with a small portrait of George IV above four lines of verse loyal to Queen Caroline, the rim with a wide copper lustre band edged in pink, a body crack, 14cm.

Provenance: Richardson Collection, sold Bonhams, 9th February 2000, lot 78.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 408
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare pearlware jug, c.1821, printed in black to two sides a with a portrait of the king titled 'His most Gracious Majesty George IV' above the date of his Coronation, the neck painted in colours with flowers, restored, 14cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.81.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 409
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
An English porcelain jug, c.1821, beneath the spout painted with a roundel containing a crown, sprays of rose, thistle and shamrock and a gilt inscription giving George IV's key dates, flanked by bold sprays of flowers, the neck with further sprays of rose, shamrock and thistle, a small footrim chip, 15.5cm.

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 410
GEORGE IV
A large Coalport jug, c.1821, applied beneath the spout with a white biscuit porcelain medallion moulded with a Classical head of the King in profile and inscribed in Latin, within a gilt border, reserved on a deep cobalt blue ground, the neck moulded with a continuous band of fruiting vine highlighted in gilt, 24.5cm.

Similarly decorated lilac ground mugs with the underside dated in Roman numerals 'July 19th 1829' exist, see lot 443 and John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.76. This undated jug probably dates from George's early reign.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 411
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare pearlware vase, c.1821, the flared form printed in black with an equestrian portrait inscribed 'The Champion of England at the Coronation of George IV', the reverse with a portrait of George III, rim faults, 13cm.

Originating in feudal law in the 14th century, the challenge of the King's Champion was last exercised at the banquet immediately following the lavish coronation service of George IV on 19th July 1821. On that occasion Henry Dymore performed the role as Protector of the Monarch. Dressed in full armour astride a piebald charger he entered Westminster Hall and, on throwing down a gauntlet, demanded of the assembled company if anyone might challenge the sovereign right of George IV.


Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 412
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare pair of small Herculaneum circular plaques, c.1821, each finely printed in purple, one with a scene of the crown being placed on George's head, the other with a crown above the inscription 'God Save the King GR IV Crowned 19th July 1821', within moulded and painted oak leaf and acorn borders, pierced for suspension, impressed marks, 7.6cm (2).

Parted for many years, these two plaques were eventually reunited in the Herbert Ward collection, sold at Bonhams on 8th September 1990, lot 752; subsequently the Peter King collection, sold at Bonhams, 1st June 1994, lot 311; and the Richardson collection, sold at Bonhams, 9th February 2000, Lot 75. No other examples are believed to be recorded.


Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 413
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rare small pearlware nursery plate, c.1821, the centre moulded with a named head and shoulders portrait of Denman, overprinted in blue with an inscribed equestrian portrait titled 'The Hon. the King's Champion, Henry Dymore Esq', with floral moulded border picked out in orange and green, 13.5cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.71 for a version of this print but over a portrait of Caroline.

Provenance: Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, sold Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 634.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 414
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A Leeds creamware plate (Hartley Green & Co), c.1821, printed in black with a crown and flowers of the Union entwined with a ribbon inscribed 'George IV Crown'd July 19th 1821', impressed mark, 19cm.

By repute, these plates were made for the Coronation dinner held for children at Leeds Parish Church School. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.65 and p.45 (3).
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 415
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A fine and rare pearlware nursery plate, c.1821, moulded and painted and with the scene of the Archbishop of Canterbury placing the crown upon George's head, titled to a ribboned band, within a border including a lustred coat of arms, bishops' mitres, Garter stars and flower heads, 192mm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.68.

Provenance: Peter King collection, sold Bonhams, 1st June 1994, lot 272; and Richardson Collection, sold Bonhams, 9th February 2000, lot 76.


Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 416
1821 CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
A rectangular Portobello pearlware plaque, c.1821, moulded and decorated in typical colours with a head and shoulders portrait of the King, the ribbon beneath impressed 'King George IIII', the integral frame painted black and pierced with two suspension holes, 18.8cm wide.

Provenance: with Sampson & Horne, May 2009.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 417
1821 QUEEN CAROLINE IN MEMORIAM
A pearlware lustre mug, c.1821, the cylindrical form printed in black with ten lines of verse lamenting the queen, flanked by stylized painted floral sprays, the rim and foot with bands of copper and pink lustre, 9.9cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.76.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 418
1821 QUEEN CAROLINE IN MEMORIAM
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1821, printed in black with a portrait titled 'Queen Caroline Died Aug't 7 1821', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, within pink lustre bands, minor rim chipping, 14.6cm.

Provenance: with John May, April 1991.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 419
1821 QUEEN CAROLINE IN MEMORIAM
A pair of small pearlware nursery plates, c.1821, printed in blue with titled views of the funeral procession and cortege, the floral and foliate moulded borders decorated in orange and green enamel, one broken and restored, 13.9cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, plate 71 for the procession print.

Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 420
1821 QUEEN CAROLINE IN MEMORIAM AND CORONATION OF GEORGE IV
An unusual creamware bowl, c.1821, printed in brown and highlighted in green with a named and dated portrait of George above four lines of loyal verse in memory of Caroline, the reverse with a horse racing scene between stylized flower sprays, with pink lustre rim, restored, 16.3cm diameter.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 421
1822 GEORGE IV VISIT TO SCOTLAND
A Portobello pearlware rectangular plaque, c.1822, moulded and decorated in typical palette with a head and shoulders portrait of the King above a ribbon indistinctly impressed 'Welcome George IV', the integral frame pierced for suspension, faintly inscribed W to the underside, 15.6cm.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 422
1822 GEORGE IV VISIT TO SCOTLAND
A Scottish pearlware plaque, c.1822, moulded and painted with a head and shoulders portrait of the King above a ribbon impressed 'Welcome George IV', painted below with the title 'Georgius IV Britannia', with rose and thistle sprays either side of his head, the moulded frame decorated with pink lustre, 16.5cm.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 423
1822 GEORGE IV VISIT TO SCOTLAND
A Portobello pearlware jug, c.1822, sprigged and painted with a scene of a kneeling woman holding a crown to the King, titled 'Genius of Scotland Presenting the Crown to George the IV', the reverse with a Garter badge variant design centred by St Andrew holding the saltire, surmounted by a crown and flanked by thistle sprays, with pink lustre decoration, restoration to the spout and rim, 16.8cm.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1500
Lot 424
WILLIAM PITT THE YOUNGER
An English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, possibly Spode, painted with a portrait after the engraving by J. Bocquet, the reverse with sprays of auricula and chrysanthemum, between beaded bands, titled 'Pitt' in red to the base and numbered 262, a restored rim section, 13.3cm.

Pitt was Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801 and again between 1804 until his death on 23rd January 1806.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 425
MARQUESS OF LONDONDERRY
An English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, possibly Spode, painted with a version of Sir Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Robert Stewart reserved in a gilt border on a white ground, the reverse with a spray of rose and tulip, between beaded borders, titled in red and numbered 262 on the underside, 13.5cm.

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry is best remembered as Lord Castlereagh when Foreign Secretary, a post he held between the turbulent years of 1812 and 1822 when he was also Leader of the House of Commons. He became Marquess after the death of his father in April 1821. Overworked and under constant personal and political pressure both at home and abroad he took his own life on 12th August 1822.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 426
GEORGE IV
An English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, possibly Spode, painted with a portrait of George IV within a square gilt border on a white ground, the reverse with stems of rose and poppy, titled 'George the 4th' in red to the underside and with shape number 262, a restored rim crack, 15.7cm.


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 427
DUKE OF YORK
An English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, possibly Spode, painted with a portrait of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, within a gilt border on a white ground, the reverse with a spray of rose and poppy, titled 'Duke of York' in red to the base and with pattern number 262, 15.4cm.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 428
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN
A small English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, painted with a portrait after an 1808 engraving by Scriven, within a chamfered gilt border on a white ground, with beading to the rim and foot, inscribed 'The Rt Hon. R. B. Sheridan' in black to the underside, restored, 11.7cm.

Richard Sheridan (1751-1816) was an Irish satirist, politician, playwright, and long-standing owner of the Theatre Royal. He was a Whig MP from 1780 to 1812. He is buried in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey.
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £480
Lot 429
CHARLES JAMES FOX
An English porcelain vase, c.1820-25, the wide flared shape painted with a portrait of Fox within an octagonal gilt border, reserved on a white ground between beaded borders, inscribed 'The Rt. Hon'ble. Charles James Fox' in black to the base, restored, 16.1cm.

Born in 1749, Fox became a Whig MP in 1768. He was best known for his eloquent speeches, chaotic yet colourful lifestyle and spent much of his political life in opposition. He died in 1806.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 430
JOHN GEORGE LAMBTON
A tall creamware mug, c.1822, painted in black with the inscription 'Lambton' above 'the terror of the black coats and defender of our rights', within a colourful foliate border, restored, 15cm.

Known as 'Radical Jack', the naturally rebellious Lambton represented Durham for the Whigs from 1812 until he was elevated to the peerage as Earl of Durham in 1828. Immensely wealthy, as a coal mine owner (Black Coat), he refused to evict his tenants to enable open cast mining.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £480
Lot 431
1826 GENERAL ELECTION IN DURHAM
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1826, moulded and decorated in green enamel and pink and purple lustre with stag hunting scenes, inscribed in black 'Lambton for ever', the spout restored, 13cm.

At the election for Durham County, held on 15th June 1826, John George Lambton, later Earl of Durham, was returned for the Whigs.

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Sold for:   £220
Lot 432
1826 ALNWICK BY-ELECTION
A pearlware lustre porter mug, c.1826, printed in brown and highlighted in blue and red with a horse racing scene titled 'A heat between the four candidates at Alnwick', between pink lustre bands, restored cracks, 9.8cm.

Following the death of Charles John Brandling, the incumbent, a by-election was held in Alnwick on 21st February 1826. It was a bitterly contested affair at which Matthew Bell was triumphant for the Tories by 36 votes. During the hustings Thomas Wentworth Beaumont called Lord Howick's supporter, John George Lambton, (see lots 430 and 431) a liar. In consequence of which, on the 1st July, Beaumont and Lambton fought what concluded by being a bloodless duel on the beach beneath Bamburgh Castle.


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 433
1826 GENERAL ELECTION IN ALNWICK
A large pink lustre porter mug, c.1826, printed in brown and highlighted in blue enamel with a portrait of Matthew Bell titled 'Bell and Victory', flanked by berried swags and flags, inscribed below with the names of the candidates and number of votes cast, restored, 12.4cm.

At the general election held on 6th July 1826 the two Tory candidates were triumphant, with Henry Thomas Liddell polling 1,562 votes and Matthew Bell 1,380. Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.92 right.


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 434
1827 DUKE OF YORK IN MEMORIAM
A small English porcelain bowl, c.1827, printed in black with figures grieving at tombs bearing small portraits or inscribed 'In Memory of HRH Frederick, Duke of York KG', with narrow pink lustre bands, a crack to the base, 12.9cm diameter.

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 435
1827 DUKE OF YORK IN MEMORIAM
A buff ground lustre jug, c.1827, printed in black with two oval cartouches bearing the inscription 'A token of respect for His Royal Highness the Duke of York', beneath the spout with a named and dated head and shoulders portrait of the same, 14cm.

Provenance: Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, sold Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 552.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 436
1827 DUKE OF YORK IN MEMORIAM
A documentary pearlware lustre jug, dated 1827, printed in brown and boldly enamelled with three figures outside the Maid's Head public house, the building bearing the slogan 'I Micock Dealer in Wines', beneath the spout with an equestrian portrait detailing the Duke's last visit to Newmarket, painted in black 'James and Martha Higginbottom 1827', the rim with a wide band of pink lustre, a large body crack, 19.2cm.

Frederick, Duke of York was a lover of the turf and reputedly lived for a time in what remained of the Old Palace in Newmarket, now the National Horse Racing Museum. The Maid's Head in Wicken, on the outskirts of Newmarket, still exists. There is a record of James Higginbottom marrying Martha Faulker in Lancashire in 1820. They are listed on the 1851 census in Stockport, James working as a cotton trader while Martha is described as a "bleader of leeches".
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 437
DANIEL O'CONNELL
A pearlware jug, c.1827, printed in black with a titled profile portrait to two sides, beneath the spout inscribed 'Erin Ma Vorneen' (Ireland My Love), some restoration, 14.6cm.

The Catholic Association was founded by O'Connell in 1823 to campaign for Catholic emancipation. Following the 1826 general election, funds that had been collected were used in part to support those who had voted against unsympathetic landlords.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 438
1828: DANIEL O'CONNELL MP
A Sunderland lustre jug, c.1828, printed in black to two sides with a profile portrait inscribed ' Daniel O'Connell Esq MP For the County of Clare', the rim with a wide copper lustre band between pink lustre borders, some restoration to the spout, 11.8cm.

Upon his appointment to the Board of Trade, William Vesey Fitzgerald was forced to seek re-election. Exploiting a loophole in the Act of Union of 1800, O'Connell stood against him for the County of Clare in the by-election held at the end of June 1828. Whilst successful, O'Connell was barred from taking his seat in Westminster on the grounds of his Catholic faith. This forced Parliament to consider the Catholic Emancipation bill on 13th April 1829, which passed into the statute books. Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.87B right.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 439
1828 DANIEL O'CONNELL MP
A creamware jug, c.1828, printed in brown with a profile portrait of O'Connell titled 'The Man of the People', the reverse with four lines of loyal verse, a small rim chip and a star crack beneath the handle, 15cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, p.130.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £600
Lot 440
1829 YORK MINSTER FIRE AND ARSONIST JONATHAN MARTIN
A large pearlware porter mug, c.1829, printed in blue with a view of York Minster in flames, titled 'York Minster on Fire Feb'y 2nd 1829', the reverse with a named and inscribed profile portrait of Jonathan Martin 'the Incendiary', restored cracks, 12.4cm.

Martin was born in 1782, one of twelve siblings and lived a tragic life. He had a speech impediment, witnessed the murder of his sister by a neighbour and was press ganged in London in 1804. He served six years in the Navy, during which time his religious obsession was noted by shipmates. Returning to County Durham he married and became a Wesleyan preacher in 1814, denouncing the Church of England. He was placed in a lunatic asylum after threatening to shoot the Bishop of Oxford, but managed to escape in June 1820. The following year his first wife died and he escaped a second time from the asylum. Marrying again in 1828, he moved to York. Here he suffered a further breakdown and, whilst attending evensong at the Minster on 1st February 1829, he became so upset by a buzzing sound from the organ that he set fire to the bell tower following the service. In his ensuing trial at York Castle, before Baron Hullock he was defended by Henry Brougham. Declared guilty on the grounds of insanity he was detained at Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London, where he died on 3rd June 1838 - three months prior to his son committing suicide. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, plate 13.

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £600
Lot 441
1829 MATTHEW BELL AND ANTI CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION
A pink lustre porter mug, c.1829, the cylindrical body printed in brown with six lines of loyal verse surmounted by a small portrait flanked by flowers and foliage in green and blue within a wide pink lustre border, restored rim cracks, 13cm.

Bell was Conservative member for Northumberland from 1826 to 1831 and for South Northumberland from 1832 to 1852. In early 1829, with support from constituents, he argued strongly against Catholic emancipation.


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Lot 442
1829 CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION
A large pink lustre porter mug, c.1829, painted in black with the inscription 'Civil & Religious Liberty All over the world' within stylized flower sprays, the rim and foot with pink lustre bands, some restoration, a star crack to the base, 12.5cm.

On 13th April 1829 the Catholic Emancipation Bill received 213 votes in favour and 109 against, receiving Royal assent the same day.

Provenance: ex Shnayerson collection, sold 12th September 1999, lot 535B.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 443
19TH JULY 1829: GEORGE IV
An English porcelain mug, c.1829, possibly Samuel Alcock, the lilac cylindrical body applied in white with a named head in profile medallion, the underside with an oval medallion detailing the date in Roman numerals, 8.8cm.

The date recorded on the underside is the eight anniversary of George IV's 1821 coronation. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.76.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £350
Lot 444
1ST JANUARY 1830: FUGITIVE BRABIN PERJURY TRIAL
A fine documentary pearlware jug, dated 1830, painted with the figures of Bets, Pol and Bob Brabin, Justice Jope and five named witnesses, titled in black beside each figure, the reverse with a scene titled 'Brabin at the Rum Cask', beneath the spout with eight lines of dated presentation address to James Richards of Fursdon, Liskeard, lined in blue and gilded, 17.7cm.

A report in the Royal Cornish Gazette of 24th August 1816 referred to proceedings on Wednesday 14th August stating: 'Brabin (who was not in custody) handed witness down an empty keg, and he gave it to Hinvest who filled it with rum from one of the puncheons, and it was again returned to Brabin'. The four individuals on trial were found guilty and variously sentenced to transportation or imprisonment. Whether or not this is the same Brabin who, some years later and once again at the rum cask, perjured, is a mystery. The Cornwall Record Office have details of an apprenticeship indenture dated 3rd October 1826 for Ann Bray, aged 10 years to Robert Brabin of Liskeard and for 1832 a will of Robert Brabin, farmer of Liskeard. William Jope's obituary was published in the Legal Observer of 1854 and stated that he was called to the Bar 20th June 1820, held the office of Recorder of Liskeard and died aged 65 years.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 445
1830 GEORGE IV IN MEMORIAM
An English porcelain mug, c.1830, moulded and gilded to one side with a profile portrait in Classical style, the reverse with a dated tomb flanked by grieving figures, within laurel swags reserved on an apple green ground, some stained crazing, 8.6cm.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 446
1830 GEORGE IV IN MEMORIAM
A pearlware hexagonal lobed jug, c.1830, printed in black with a portrait to one side, the reverse inscribed 'To the Memory of his late Majesty King George the IV', washed in pink and edged in pink lustre, the handle restored, 14.4cm.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 447
1830 GEORGE IV IN MEMORIAM
A dry-bodied stoneware jug, c.1830, sprigged with a Classical portrait of King George in starburst motif, flanked by winged figures bearing garlands, the rim moulded with the flowers of the Union, the handle formed as a large lion, impressed 6 to the base, the spout restored, 19.5cm.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 448
1830 VISIT TO WORCESTER BY PRINCESS VICTORIA
A rare Chamberlain's Worcester miniature plate, c.1830, the centre with a gilt V monogram surmounted by the crown of the Princess Royal, reserved on a salmon pink ground with gilt and white flower sprays, faint red factory mark, 7.8cm.

Princess Victoria first visited Worcester at the age of 9 in 1828, and ordered porcelain from Chamberlain. Only a small number of these toy plates have survived as they were presumably ordered for the young princess to present as gifts and served the purpose of highlighting her claim to the throne.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £850
Lot 449
PRINCESS VICTORIA
A pearlware nursery plate, c.1830, printed in black to the well with a portrait of the young princess titled 'Princess Victoria', the border moulded with animals and flowerhead motifs, 17.5cm.

Princess Victoria sat for a portrait by William Fowler a few years previously, from which this study is taken. Cf. John May, Victoria Remembered, pl.13 and front cover.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 450
D'JECK THE THESPIAN ELEPHANT
A pearlware nursery plate, c.1830, printed in black with two figures riding upon an elephant entitled 'The Great Performer of the Adelphi', within a gadroon moulded rim, 15.5cm.

Mademoiselle d'Jeck, a performing elephant, achieved celebrity status at the Cirque Olympique in Paris during 1829. She went on to make her British debut at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 3rd December that year and subsequently toured the country. In August 1830, during an overnight stop in the town of Morpeth, whilst travelling from Edinburgh to Newcastle, she killed Jean Baptiste her keeper. Notwithstanding the fact she was an elephant, Mademoiselle d'Jeck was committed for trial in Newcastle where she was fined just five shillings on account of Baptiste's alleged cruelty. Subsequently appearing on stage in America in January 1831, she returned to Britain in the July of that year. With an otherwise undisclosed violent temperament she went on to injure or kill a number of other humans in Europe in consequence of which it was in Geneva in June 1837 that she was put to death by the use of a circus cannon, rifle shorts having failed. This whole farcical yet ultimately sad tale was recounted by the November Club at the Theatre Royal, London in 2013 and remains today one of the strangest trials in British legal history. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl. 21; and Antiques Trade Gazette, 16th December 2017, p.44 for a related article.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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