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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Bowl

ca.1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Punch-bowl of earthenware, transfer-printed in blue. Inside on the bottom is a medallion enclosing busts of King George III and Queen Charlotte, with the inscriptions 'A KING REVERED A QUEEN BELOVED. LONG MAY THEY LIVE.' Round the rim inside and outside is a border of Chinoiserie floral and diaper ornament. Below on the inside are sprays of flowers, outside is a landscape four times repeated. Beneath the busts are the initials 'G C'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, transfer-printed in blue
Brief Description
Bowl of earthenware transfer-printed with underglaze blue, England or Wales, about 1790
Physical Description
Punch-bowl of earthenware, transfer-printed in blue. Inside on the bottom is a medallion enclosing busts of King George III and Queen Charlotte, with the inscriptions 'A KING REVERED A QUEEN BELOVED. LONG MAY THEY LIVE.' Round the rim inside and outside is a border of Chinoiserie floral and diaper ornament. Below on the inside are sprays of flowers, outside is a landscape four times repeated. Beneath the busts are the initials 'G C'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.1cm
  • Diameter: 29.2cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'A KING REVERED A QUEEN BELOVED. LONG MAY THEY LIVE' (Inscription printed in blue on interior bottom)
Gallery Label
Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 18 Bowl with King George III and Queen Charlotte * England or Wales, about 1790 Lead-glazed earthenware The portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte were originally engraved to commemorate their first visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in 1789. They are copied from a print engraved by James Newton after a drawing by Amelia Campbell. The pattern was also produced in 1793 at the outbreak of war with France, following the execution of King Louis XVI. Museum no. 3993-1901(31/01/2015 - 03/01/2016)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Printed decoration in bowl from a print of an oval medallion commemorating the visit to St Paul's by George III and Queen Charlotte, with portraits of the king and queen, heads in profile to right in classical style, within roundel laurel wreath, with motto below. 1789. After Amelia Campbell, by James Newton Published in: London, 1789.
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Collection
Accession Number
3993-1901

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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