(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 beenre-acquired, especially by the Queen Mary hence the holding of 10 rounds and 5 oblongs in the Royal Collection.
REF: OGY 4467
This counter was made for King Charles IV of Spain and dates from around 1800.
This counter is one from a set made exclusively for the Monarch in the artisan workshops of Canton, China.
The counters were used in the card game VOLTERETE
This counter has a central cartouche with the full arms of the King of Spain prior to 1808 (when Charles IV abdicated and went to live in France). The arms include the motto PLUS ULTRA, a warning to would-be explorers and colonists that they ventured beyond the Straits of Gibraltar at their own peril as Spain ruled the waves.
The counter is deep-carved with Chinese scenes to the surrounding areas and is valued ‘20’ to the reverse side. The counter is 4.7cm and is nearly 5mm thick !!
The intricate carving was replicated, by hand, over 132 counters – truly amazing skills.
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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.
The lid stamped in a red oval “SUNSHING” the box containing 50 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters
Initialed WAW this set of three, most probably from a set of 140, can only produce 20 complete sets.
Oval Mother of Pearl Counter with Drilled Border. – Reverse Diaper
Monogram P – Crest Demi-Lion Rampent & Helmet
Very Good Condition
Shuttle Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter c1790 – 1830
Counter has a drilled border. Monogram of P with crest of Demi-Lion & HelmetReverse Diaper StyleVery Good Condition
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
A long oblong Gaming Counter made for the Blanchard Family.
Monogram: CB – Crest: Eagle Head.
Border: Geometric – Reverse: Village SceneVery Good Condition.
c1735 Early DOGS OF FOO Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter
Made for the NAPIER FAMILY
The crest shows ARM & EAGLE’s LEGReverse: 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.
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.
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 -060
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.
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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This box contains 65 Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters
The box is c1810 was China – laquered inside and out with a parlt gold decorated top . There are 65 Mother of Pearl – 30 oval, 30 shuttle shape and 5 rectangle.All items are in good condition.
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