Creamware jug, transfer-printed in black on one side 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'. On the other side a merchant ship under sail on a green sea in a garland of fruit and flowers, below 'May Peace once more/Our Trade restore'. The transfers are hand-coloured red, yellow, blue and green, and the jug is painted with a black line around the rim, neck and base.

Object Details

ID: AAA4922
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Jug
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Date made: circa 1806
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 205 x 210 x 175 mm

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