Creamware mug, with a black line painted around the rim, transfer-printed with a view of ships in action representing the battle of the Nile, 1798. The scene is hand-coloured in green, yellow, red and blue. It is inscribed 'Lord Nelson Engaging the Toulon Fleet of the Mouths of the Nile', 'The young Alexander of France/May boast of his prowess in vain/When Nelson appears tis confest/That Britons are Lords of the Main'. 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).

Object Details

ID: AAA4753
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Mug
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
Date made: After 1798
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 120 x 120 x 85 mm

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