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Charger

Charger
Title
Charger
Date 
1702-1713
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 14 in. ( 6.4 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Tin-glazed earthenware charger with the Duke of Marlborough in armor holding a baton flanked by initials "DM" with blue and yellow lines and blue dashes on rim painted and sponged in blue, yellow, and green on white ground; charger has buff-colored earthenware body with foot rim with opaque white tin-glaze on obverse and reverse; three stilt marks on obverse; string tied around foot ring.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1952.57
Marks 
painted: on obverse; "DM" printed: tag on base; "FROM/ STONER & EVANS/ 3, KING ST.,/ St. James' Sq., S.W./ Guaranteed Genuine"
Gallery Label 
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was an English General noted for his victories in the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1713), especially at the battle of Blenheim (1704). He served William III, Anne, and George I. According to Michael Archer, the charger was made in London, possibly Norfolk House in Lambeth. According to John Austin, it was made in Bristol.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group