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 (partly off the top of the mug) and on either side are British ensigns and weapons with ships at sea behind. Below, with a mask in the centre, is a verse: 'The Britain mourns what else can Britains 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 was Nelsons on that glorious day'. The transfer has touches of yellow, red, blue and green enamel. The rim and base of the mug are painted with black lines and it has a shaped foot.

Object Details

ID: AAA4925
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Mug
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. Caird Fund.
Measurements: Overall: 105 x 135 x 100 mm

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