A Royal Charles II Antique Porringer & Stand

Isaac Dighton

Silver-gilt Diameter 28.9 cm (11.4 in.) Hallmarked London - 1679

Engraved with the initials JDM in mirror cypher below a ducal coronet for James, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685).

James Scott was the eldest and favored son of King Charles II. In 1662 he married the wealthy Scottish heiress Anna (Anne) Scott, Countess of Buccleuch (1651-1732), was created 1st Duke of Monmouth, and was nominated a knight of the Garter. The marriage, which took place on 20 April 1663, was the event of the season, taking place in the King’s Chamber at Whitehall; that same day James was created Duke of Buccleuch, Earl of Dalkeith and Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdale. Monmouth served in the Second Anglo-Dutch War and commanded troops in both the Third Anglo-Dutch War and the Franco-Dutch War.

When Charles II died in 1685 he was followed not by his son Monmouth, who was illegitimate, but by his brother James II. James was a Catholic and extremely unpopular, so Monmouth, a flamboyant favorite, the dead King's eldest son, and a good Protestant, led the unsuccessful Monmouth Rebellion in an effort to depose him. Monmouth gained support in the West Country but was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor and beheaded.

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