The Cypher of Queen Charlotte,
together with a Secondary Cypher of a Viscount
The cypher as engraved upon the body of this George III English Sterling Silver Snuffer/Wick Trimmer
by father and son Wilkes and John Booth hallmarked London 1810
is that of Queen Charlotte, the Queen Consort of King George III.
Charlotte (born 19th May 1744 died 17th November 1818)
was the youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and his wife,
Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
She married George at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace on the 8th September 1761.
This snuffer/wick trimmer may not have been a personal possession of Queen Charlotte, but it in all probability
used in her own personal household, perhaps, at Frogmore House in Windsor Great Park
where she lived
on occasion from 1792 until her death.
Presently I have not been able to identify the viscount
whose accompanying cypher is engraved on the top of the Snuffer/Wick Trimmer.
A little more research would be required to attempt an identification.
I would presume that this piece was in the ownership of Queen Charlotte from its manufacture and was,
perhaps, acquired by the peer after 2
Charlotte's death in 1818
and thereafter caused his cypher and coronet to be engraved thereon.
Heraldry by John Tunesi of Liongam
MSc, FSA Scot, Hon FHS, QG