Pearlware pottery commemorative jug Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold, circa 1816

This jug was made to commemorate the marriage of Charlotte and Leopold. The marriage ceremony was set for 2 May 1816. On the wedding day, huge crowds filled London; the wedding participants had great difficulties in travelling. At nine o’clock in the evening in the Crimson Drawing Room at Carlton House, with Leopold dressing for the first time as a British General (the Prince Regent wore the uniform of a Field Marshal), the couple were married. Charlotte’s wedding dress cost over £10,000. The only mishap was during the ceremony, when Charlotte was heard to giggle when the impoverished Leopold promised to endow her with all his worldly goods.

Height: 5 ¾”

Condition: Good

Antique pottery pearl ware historical royalty English ceramic 19th century