c. 1815 Claremont Surrey Plate-Royal-Princess Charlotte-British Views
c. 1815 Claremont Surrey Transferware Blue & White Plate, Royalty antiques: Princess Charlotte, Prince Leopold, British Views
wiki: "Claremont, also known historically as 'Clermont', is an 18th-century Palladian mansion (inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio 1508–1580) less than a mile south of the centre of Esher, Surrey, England. The first house on the Claremont estate was built in 1708 by Sir John Vanbrugh. In 1816 Claremont was bought by the British Nation by an Act of Parliament as a wedding present for George IV's daughter Princess Charlotte of Wales 1796-1817 and her husband Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg Leopold I of Belgium 1790-1865. Leopold received British citizenship in 1815.On 2 May 1816, Leopold married Princess Charlotte of Wales at Carlton House in London. Charlotte was the only legitimate child of the Prince Regent George (later King George IV) and therefore second in line to the British throne. On 5 November 1817, after having suffered a miscarriage, Princess Charlotte gave birth to a stillborn son. She herself died the next day following complications. Leopold was said to have been heartbroken by her death."
This transfer printed pottery view of Claremont House, Surrey on this plate is from the British Views Series is thought to depict Prince Leopold and Princess Charlotte in the foreground. This transferware plate is from the late Regency part of the Georgian period c. 1815. The maker of this Series of transferware is unknown, presumably Staffordshire.
Claremont House was built on the site of a much earlier house by Henry Holland in partnership with Capability Brown who laid out the gardens. It was given by the Prince Regent to Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold of Saxe Colberg, Germany. Princess Charlotte Augusta was the only child of George Prince of Wales. Sadly, the princess died in 1817.
The plate is 9.7 inches (24.6cm) in diameter.
Condition: The plate is in very good condition with no damage and no restoration. There is some very small roughness on the edge of the rim from soot kiln debris in the glazing or making. On the face you can see a very tiny soot mark to left of the estate house, in photo. It displays beautifull, see photos. We feel the little bits of Staffordshire soot adds to the early charm!
Size: 9.75 inches diameter
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