MOTHER OF PEARLS GAMING COUNTERS

c1780 A full set of Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters
made for
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Queen Consort and wife of King George III

(b19 May 1744 – d17 November 1818)
was the Queen consort of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George III.

These are three of her personal gaming counters each engraved with the Queen’s Crown over her initials “CR”, Charlotte Regina, with the Arms of England on the reverse.

She was Queen for 57 years and was an avid card player; which she played for money.

The counters have been scanned at 600dpi so you can admire the skill of the Chinese artisans of the 18th and 19th Century.

This set comprises a large oblong, a square and a round.
Purchased sets from Canton came boxed with 140 counters: 80 oblongs, 40 square and 20 rounds.

Now it is known that Queen Charlotte had two sets of counters so the maximum number of sets of three available are 40 but we also know there are 10 in the Royal Collection see Round Charlotte and Oblong Charlotte,

 

So this offering is for one of 30 ‘sets of 3’ available at the maximum but in reality there is no more than five or six sets surviving together.Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – Queen Consort and wife of King George III

How do these counters come to be in the public domain?
Most of her collection and library was sold in 1819 for the support of her four surviving daughters. A few items were retained or bought back (by the Prince Regent);  other pieces from her collection have been
re-acquired, especially by the Queen Mary hence the holding of 10 rounds and 5 oblongs in the Royal Collection.

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For an article concerning her love of cards

REF: OGY 4467      
 

£2,750.00

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C1840s Four Chinese Lacquered trays
with unusual representation of English Court Cards.

Chinese export ware, typically from Canton.

Trays measure 110mm x 95mm x 20mm

Single figure Jack and Queen of Diamonds plus combination of King of Diamonds with Queen of Diamonds and Jack of Diamonds and Queen of Diamonds.

Used in games and as gaming counter trays.

All in very good condition

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£80.00

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Japanese/Chinese Lacquered Box, c1850,
with selection of forty Mother of Pearl gaming counters.

Box measures 110mm x 85mm x 35mm and has typical gold leafed design of houses and trees.

Box has a few knocks, not interfering with the design.

Box contains Twenty so-called gaming fish measuring 64mm x 17mm. On one side each fish has a cartouche with two ‘billing birds’.

Also there are Twenty shuttle shaped counters 48mm x 15mm with cross hatching border

Counters are in good condition

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£60.00

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C1820 Chinese Lacquered Gaming Counter Box
with Forty Initialled and armorial Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters

Box measures 115mm x 84mm x 64mm with a central Armorial Crest, matches the counters, and shows a village scene with child riding animal, unusual splash of red colour on left hand figure. Box is in good condition

Box contains Forty good quality Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters. Twenty Rounds diameter 39mm , Twenty Oblong 66mm x 24mm.

Each gaming counter has a central cartouche with a ‘fleur de lis’ armorial over initials ‘FDW’.

Each have a Queen Charlotte Border and the reverses have a central Village Scene or Character.

Counters are in very good condition.

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£400.00

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Chinese Lacquered Gaming Counter Box
with Thirty Matching Initialled Mother of Pearl Counters gaming counters.

Box is c1840s and measures 115mm x 90mm x 74mm with gold leaf decoration and blank central oval cartouche.

Box is in good condition

Box contains ten of each three shapes – Rounds 35mm – Ovals 46mm x 30mm – Shuttle 63mm x23mm

Each Counter is Initialed WAW and has a drilled border with a diaper pattern dating them c1790/1820

The counters are in good condition.

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£250.00

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c1855 small Chinese brocade covered box
with single cowbone catch.

The lid stamped in a red oval “SUNSHING” the box containing 50 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters

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£100.00

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Compete of three initialed Gaming Counters

Initialed WAW this set of three, most probably from a set of 140, 
can only only produce 20 complete sets.

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£35.00

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Oval Mother of Pearl Gaming Gaming Counter - c1790-1830

Oval Mother of Pearl Counter with Drilled Border. – Reverse Diaper

Monogram P – Crest Demi-Lion Rampent & Helmet

Very Good Condition

REF: MOP313_16     
 

£30.00

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Shuttle Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter c1790 - 1830

Shuttle Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter c1790 – 1830

Counter has a drilled border. Monogram of P with crest of Demi-Lion & Helmet
Reverse Diaper Style
Very Good Condition

REF: MOP315_16    
 

£30.00

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c1800-1830 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter made for the Blanchard Family

A long oblong Gaming Counter made for the Blanchard Family.

Monogram: CB – Crest: Eagle Head.

Border: Geometric – Reverse: Village Scene
Very Good Condition.

REF: MOP234_16     
 

£30.00

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c1735 Early DOGS OF FOO Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter

c1735 Early DOGS OF FOO Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter

Made for the NAPIER FAMILY

The crest shows ARM & EAGLE’s LEG
Reverse: STAR

This is an extremely rare counter as the ‘dog’s jaw’ are very brittle and break easily.

This item is in very good condition.

REF: MOP4496      
 

£225.00

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Early, 1740/70, Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter
family name EARL OF PANMURE. 

Early, 1740/70, Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter –  
family name EARL OF PANMURE. 


The Armorial is a Double Headed Dragon blowing fire.

The crest shows a CORONET.

The reverse is Sketchy Flowers. There is no border

Counter is in very good condition.

REF: MOP4490     
 

£40.00

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Early, c1730, Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter 
family name PERCEVAL. 

Early, c1730, Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter family name PERCEVAL. 

The Armorial is Three Crosses. The Crest is a Thistle.

There is no border and the reverse shows the Crest.

the counter is in very good condition.

REF: MOP4497      
 

£30.00

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c1820 Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter
Family name RITCHIE. 

c1820 Square Mother of Pearl Armorial gaming counter –  Family name RITCHIE. 

The Crest is HAND & CROSS-CROSSLET.

The border is Vine & Moth and the reverse is a Village Scene.

The counter is in very good condition.

REF:MOP4498     
 

£25.00

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c1820 Fretted Amorial Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter.

c1820 Fretted Amorial Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter.
Central cartouche showing Phoenix on Coronet.
Reverse shows detailed village scene.
Counter in very good condition.
5.5cm by 2.15cm

REF: OGY4453 
 

£30.00

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