19th C. Wedgwood Armorial Creamware Plate – King Christian VIII of Denmark

19th C. Wedgwood Armorial Creamware Plate – King Christian VIII of Denmark

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19th C. Wedgwood armorial creamware plate, bat printed drabware. 1822.

 

Gilt edge.

 

The coat-of arms of Prince Christian (later King Christian VIII) of Denmark is printed on the rim.

 

On the reverse are an impressed “WEDGWOOD” and an impressed star.

 

According to the Wedgwood Museum website, Prince Christian (later King Christian VIII) of Denmark visited Wedgwood's York showrooms in July 1822 and ordered a large dinner service in drabware, printed with his coat of arms with a gold edge.

 

The original order appears in the Crest Order Book for 22 September 1822. The bulk of this service was sold, with others of the King's effects, in 1881.

 

This plate is pictured and discussed at the Wedgwood Museum’s website: http://www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk/collections/search-the-collection/object/drabware-plate-with-crest-of-king-of-denmark-

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