Yellow-glazed earthenware mug, with a moulded base. The mug is transfer-printed in black with a portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) in an octagonal lozenge surmounted by a coronet, over it the inscription 'TRAFALGAR'. Above the portrait, the winged figure of fame is shown blowing a trumpet and on either side are flags. Below 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'.

Object Details

ID: AAA4929
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: 120 x 115 x 85 mm

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