PAIR OF COVERED COOLERS
England, probably Coalport
Porcelain with polychrome decoration and gilt
A superb pair of Coalport coolers with a bright, apple-green ground and banded decoration of poppies, cornflowers and foliage within gilt lines. The foliate cooler handles are highlighted with gilding as are the Empire shield-shape cover handles. Coalport porcelain was generally unmarked until the 1820’s.
In October 2005, Sotheby’s sold at auction contents from Marienburg Castle, the seat of the Royal House of Hanover. The contents spanned several centuries including the possessions of the Hanover Kings of England. This pair, lot 2409 in the sale, likely belonged to the Ernst Augustus, King of Hanover and Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), who lived in England until he succeeded to the Hanover throne in 1837.