Porcelain Figure George III as of 1770 Polychrome enamel Antique 19th C
A 19th century porcelain figurine, circa 1850, of King George III as he would have looked in about 1770. This figure is most probably German in origin, as it is a hard paste porcelain figurine. King George III was also Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire before becoming King of Hanover on 12 October 1814.
The figurine, which is well painted, depicts an obviously very wealthy young man in a grey wig with three rows of curls and queue tied in a ribbon. He is wearing a heavily embroiderd green, gold or yellow frock coat with burgundy and yellow cuffs. Underneath the jacket is a long silk waistcoat embroidered with flowers and a silk sash, again embroidered with flowers ;He is dressed with long striped silk stockings with gold coloured garters and black leather gold buckle shoes.
The figure of the King George III is standing and leaning against a tree stump, his right hand he is holding a rolled up scroll of paper and his left hand he is displaying a gold ring on his index finger.
It has been hand enamelled in bright colours without any gilding on a plain oval base.. In good antique condition, there is some restoration to his queue,right hand and cuff and bottom left of his coat and the left front on the base.
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Height 8 inches ( 20.2 cm)
Depth 5 inches (12.8 cm)
Width 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight 629 grammes unpacked