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ROYAL. A very rare George III Milk/Cream Jug made in London in 1809 by Benjamin Laver.


This very unusual Jug matches a Royal Bowl in our archive and stands on a square foot, with circular pedestal above decorated with reeding. The circular main body rises to a reeded rim and is decorated, on the lower half, with a wide flat fluted band. The loop side handle is also decorated with reeding and displays an oval frame medallion at the top. The interior is finely gilded and the Jug is well marked in the foot. The Sparrow Beak spout, has a pendant drop below and is also decorated with fluting. The front of the main body is engraved with a contemporary Armorial, with Coronet above, flanked by supporters. The Motto, Nec Timere Nec Timide is engraved below. The reverse is engraved with a contemporary Crest surrounded by a garter engraved with the Motto of the Order of the Garter, all with a Coronet above.

The Arms, Crest and Motto are those of a Duke of the Blood Royal and are specifically those of Prince William Henry 1765-1837, son of King George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte. At this date he was styled as H.R.H. Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews. He ascended the throne, as King William IV, after the death of his brother King George IV in June, 1830.

Height: 5 inches, 12.5cm.

Length, handle to spout: 5.6 inches, 14cm.

Weight: 9oz.