Armorial Porcelain Plate ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM HOWLEY Worcester
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1828
ORIGIN: Worcester, England
MAKER: Chamberlains Worcester
WEIGHT: 32.15 troy ounces (35.27 ounces or 1,000.00 grams)
Here is a superb Chamberlains Worcester armorial porcelain oval plate bearing the arms of WILLIAM HOWLEY (1766-1848) ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
William Howley was the last of the so called "Prince Archbishops". He controlled all church finances and was to be seen in a carriage pulled by six black horses. As Primate of All England he was the most senior Bishop and symbolic leader of the
He presided over the Coronations :
KING WILLIAM IV (1765-1837)
QUEEN ADELAIDE (1792-1849)
QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901).
During Victoria's Coronation things didn't go completely to plan. Howley was in his seventies and partly deaf. He pushed the coronation ring on the wrong hand, causing some discomfort to the soon to be Queen, which is noted in her letters. Lambeth Palace was the traditional home of the Archbishop, with Addington Palace from 1805 to 1897.
Bishop of London in the Diocese of Canterbury, Blason:
Gules two swords in saltire points uppermost argent hilts and pommels or.
Blason for Howley: Azure, an eagle displayed erminois, on the breast a plain cross gules.
small section of rim invisibly re glued.
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