Overall: 1 3/4 x 12 in. ( 4.4 x 30.5 cm )
painted: on obverse; "KW"
Tin-glazed earthenware charger with King William III seated beneath a canopy with initials "KW" to side painted in purple, yellow, and blue center with purple and yellow drapery-like motifs on brim; charger has buff-colored earthenware body with foot ring with opaque white tin-glaze on obverse, clear lead-glaze on reverse; three stilt marks on obverse.
King William III ruled England from 1689 to 1702.
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Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
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