Creamware mug, transfer-printed in black with a medallion portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), a coronet and rays above, and the inscription 'TRAFALGAR'. Over the medallion, the winged figure of fame is shown blowing a trumpet and on either side are British ensigns and weapons with ships at sea behind. Below is a verse: 'The Briton murns (sic) what else can Britons do/While bleeding Nelson rises to her view/Still is there cause for Triumph when she shews/The captured colours of our Vanquish'd foes/And greater still when Fame was heard to say/All all were Nelsons on that glorious day'. The mug is shaped at the base and has a slightly protruding rim painted with a black line.

Object Details

ID: AAA4920
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
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 130 x 130 x 85 mm

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