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

Bowl

early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Bowl of glazed earthenware transfer-printed in blue with Chinoiserie scenes. Printed outside with figures, lakes and buildings. Inside is a border and at the bottom are the words 'May the next Royal George save the people'.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Glazed earthenware transfer-printed in blue
Brief description
Bowl of earthenware transfer-printed with underglaze blue, England or Wales, early 19th century
Physical description
Bowl of glazed earthenware transfer-printed in blue with Chinoiserie scenes. Printed outside with figures, lakes and buildings. Inside is a border and at the bottom are the words 'May the next Royal George save the people'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.4cm
  • Diameter: 13.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
'May / the next / Royal George / save the / people' (On the bottom)
Gallery label
Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics V&A, 31 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 20 Bowl, ‘May the next Royal George save the people’ England or Wales, 1800–25 Lead-glazed earthenware The verse almost certainly refers to George IV, who succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, George III, in 1820. During much of his reign George III suffered from illnesses, causing great anxiety to his family and the British public. Museum no. C.500-1921 Given by Lady M.M. Evans(31/01/2015 - 03/01/2016)
Credit line
Given by Lady M.M. Evans
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.500-1921

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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