This pair of plaques was made around 1816, at the time of Charlotte's marriage. Charlotte is identifiable by her trademark hairstyle--those flowers in her hair. The plaques were bought from John Howard about ten years ago, and they are of the high quality associated with John's fabulous stock. Prince Leopold is not otherwise captured in figural form in the pre-Victorian era.
Charlotte's death inspired a slew of commemorative ceramics--everything right down to cups and saucers mourn her passing. I have always thought this jug of Princess Charlotte to be rather a lovely remembrance. Her features here have the distinctly Hanoverian heaviness they had in real life. I hate to burst your bubble, but she was a particularly ungainly lass...not at all a fairy tale princess.
Also portraying the Princess in a regal role is this plaque, with the words “THE LATE AND MUCH LAMENTED Princess Charlotte of Saxe Cobourg Who departed this life Novemberr 6.th 1817” on it. A lovely remembrance is it not? I have to wonder what will be saved to note Princess Diana's passing. A cheap coffee cup? A tee shirt? How much is our generation creating that is worthy of saving???