A Fine Mid 18thC Period Reverse Glass Picture of the Royal Coat of Arms

Origin: English
Period: George II / III
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1714-1801, Most likely c.1750
Width: 8.25 inches
Height: 6.5 inches
(11” x 9” in Frame)

The Georgian period reverse glass paint and foil picture showing the Royal Coat of Arms on a marble pedestal with unicorn, lion and two winged putti on a rust red ground interspersed with garlands and floral sprays, the whole presented in its original oval giltwood and gesso frame with corvetto ball mouldings.

The plate does have some minor areas of wear, but the majority, probably 95% remains in very good condition. The frame is original to the picture and has knocks and losses to the gesso. The whole is wonderfully original and there hasn’t been any repair or meddling with so to speak.

Coats of arms such as this are more commonly found in polychromed and carved wood, gesso, or cast iron and we cannot find any other examples having been sold that are verre Églomisé, reverse glass painted. The floral sprays and garlands are similar in execution to that found on a chair dated to 1728 that bears a verre églomisé splat.

Decorative finery at its most regal.