Pearlware jug, hand-painted on one side with a merchant brig under sail in black, on the other side a four line verse 'By untoutch'd (sic) credit/& by honnest (sic) Trade/The upright dealer/Eminent is made.' The jug is decorated on both sides with wreaths of hand-painted coloured flowers and leaves. There is a decorative iron red border at the neck.

The pithy inscription encapsulates how merchants depended upon their reputations to make transactions in a global market.

Object Details

ID: AAA4462
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Jug
Display location: Display - Atlantic Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1800
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; Trade and Commerce
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 225 x 230 x 170 mm

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