A large earthenware mug, transfer-printed in blue on one side with a circular portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). He is dressed in uniform with the inscription below 'LORD NELSON'. There is a matching portrait of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810) inscribed 'LORD COLLINGWOOD' on the other side. They are both surrounded by laurel wreaths. Opposite the square handle is a wreath containing a thistle, rose, shamrock, gun, anchor and pre-1801 Union Flag with the inscription below 'TRAFALGAR'. There is a border around the outside rim of laurel and foul anchors, and an inside border of seashells.

Object Details

ID: AAA4387
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Mug
Display location: Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Date made: circa 1806
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Nelson, Horatio; Collingwood, Cuthbert
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 115 x 150 x 110 mm

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