Pearlware pottery “Farmer George” blue printed transfer plate, circa 1815 Davenport

During his reign King George III acquired the nickname of “Farmer George”, in part due to his agricultural interests and in part as a playful pun – a nod toward nominative determinism given that the name George derived from the Greek word geōrgos (γεωργός) meaning “farmer, earthworker”. However, the extent to which this popular name arose from his reputation as an agriculturalist has been debated.

Diameter: 9 ¾”

Condition: Good


Antique pottery blue and white pearl ware ceramic commemorative historical 19th century