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1684; 17th century
Letterpress frost-fair keepsake commemorating the visit of King Charles II and the royal family to the winter Frost Fair held on the River Thames in 1683-1864. The inscription, printed within a decorative border reads 'Charles, King. James Duke. Katharine, Queen. Mary Dutchess. Ann, Princesse. George, Prince. Hans In Kelder; London: Printed by G Groom on the ICE, on the River of Thames, January 31 1684'. 'Hans in Kelder' translated as 'Jack in the cellar' refers to the unborn child of Princess Ann who was pregnant at the time of the visit.
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H 85 mm; L 102 mm
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