GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE

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GEORGE III AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE

A pearlware tea canister and cover, c.1762-65, the flattened hexagonal body moulded to two sides with half-length portraits of the Royal couple, painted in brightly coloured enamels, the shorter sides painted with floral spays, inscribed 'Ann Wright' in black beneath the neck, a crack around the base, rim and cover restored, 18.6cm.

Charlotte's portrait is after the engraving by Thomas Frye dated 1762. Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.18.