Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1837 Queen Victoria ascended the British throne at the age of 18 following the death of her uncle King William IV. The death in 1817 of Princess Charlotte Augusta, the only child of George IV, in childbirth at the age of 21 had spurred a race for the throne. Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III and the only surviving heir. She reigned for 63 years
COMMEMORATIVE JUG FOR THE ACCESSION IN 1837
[VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)]
Enormous Commemorative Saltglaze Jug finely moulded and elaborately designed, on one side is the young Queen, head and shoulders, in profile, on the other is her mother Mary Adelaide, nearly full face, both portraits are surrounded by garlands and the top of the jug is decorated with flowers, on the front is the Lion and Unicorn, 10 inches high, 1837 the handle has been professionally repaired at some time
[WILLIAM IV (1765-1837, King of Great Britain) and his wife ADELAIDE of Saxe-Meiningen, 1792-1849, Adelaide, Australia is named after her)]
Pair of engraved portraits on their coronation, unsigned, in an unsophisticated style, showing them head and shoulders, he in his Garter robes, she with coronet, ermine cape, and Garter Star, parts are hand coloured in blue, each 4½” x 3¾” in contemporary matching glazed frames 6¼” x 5¼”, published by J. Fairbairn, Barbican, London, for 8th September 1831
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