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A Royal German silver ewer and basin, maker's mark LH, Berlin, 1825
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 4,375 EUR
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A Royal German silver ewer and basin, maker's mark LH, Berlin, 1825
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 4,375 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A Royal German silver ewer and basin, maker's mark LH, Berlin, 1825

the ewer of lauster shape resting on a spreading foot chased with water-leaf border, the scroll handle terminating in foliage, the oval plain basin with water-leaf border, each piece engraved with the arms and initials of George Crown Prince of Hanover, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, later George V King of Hanover


Quantity: 2
1559gr., height of ewer 31.6cm., width of basin 36.8cm.
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Provenance

Sale, Hanover, Sotheby's, 11 October 2005, lot 2511

Catalogue Note

George Crown Prince of Hanover, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, later George V King of Hanover (1819 - 1878) was born in Berlin. His father was Ernst August I, King of Hanover and 1st Duke of Cumberland and his mother was Princess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was the last sovereign ruler of the Kingdom of Hanover.

often referred to as 'The Blind King', having lost the sight of one eye through a childhood illness. He later lost his remaining sight in an accident. He suceeded his father as King of Hanover, although the union between Great Britain and Hanover had already ended at that time under Salic Law. When George's cousin, Queen Victoria ascended to the British throne, she was not allowed to govern Hanover as Salic Law prevented women from doing so.

George married Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenberg on 18 February 1843 at Hanover and they had three children together. In 1866 George and his family were forced to flee Hanover when the Prussian army descended on Hanover and annexed the state. George had refused to remain neutral in the Austro-Prussian War, preferring to favour Austria.

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