A creamware jug, transfer-printed in black with a scene of warships in action off a fort, representing the Battle of the Nile, 1798. Inscribed below 'LORD NELSON Engaging the TOULON FLEET of [sic] the Mouth of the NILE'. The design is derived from an earlier engraving by Robert Sayer after Swaine showing Captain Richard Tyrell RN in 'Buckingham' engaging 'Florisssant', 'Aigrette' and 'Atalante' on 3 November 1758 (see PAF4612). On the other side, a globe showing Europe, Africa and Asia surmounted by a dove with an olive branch, a rainbow above. There is an elaborate surround of hops and grain and the masonic clasped hands and eye motifs. Inscribed on ribbons 'FREE AND EASY JOHNS', 'FRIENDSHIP FREEDOM AND EASE'.

Object Details

ID: AAA4748
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Jug
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
Date made: After 1798
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 220 x 210 x 170 mm

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