A rare mid-18th century, English, delftware bowl commemorating Duke William and the Jacobite uprising of 1745

September 18, 2019 2:40 pm Published by

The inside decorated with the initials “D” and “W” either side of a bust of George II wearing a laurel wreath, with the inscription “Englands Glory” below. The outside decorated with a large floral spray and flying insects. Decorated in blue on a blue glaze. Hairline cracks. Probably London, circa 1745/6.

Reference William, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II, commanded the royalist forces during the final stages of the struggle against the Scottish army raised by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, in his bid for the English throne. Cumberland’s army defeated the rebels at the Battle of Culloden on 16th April 1746.

Diameter 22.00 cm./8.75 in.

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