Mobile menu

Dish with Stuart royal arms early eighteenth century

Wood, black and gold lacquer | 5.7 x 52.5 x 52.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 3281

Your share link is...


Lacquer dishes were sometimes customised in Europe with coats of arms or with monograms to mark weddings. This dish has been painted with the cyphers of Charles I and Henrietta Maria. It was probably prepared for a Jacobite sympathiser and later bought by George IV, who was keenly interested in his Stuart predecessors. The shape mirrors European pewter plates.