Pearlware pottery commemorative plate with blue transfer print of Farmer George, circa 1815, Davenport Pottery

George III was dubbed “Farmer George” by satirists, at first to mock his interest in mundane matters rather than politics, but later to portray him as a man of the people, contrasting his homely thrift with his son’s grandiosity. Under George III, the British Agricultural Revolution reached its peak and great advances were made in fields such as science and industry.

Impressed Davenport mark to the back

Diameter: 9 ¾”

In good condition