Lustreware frog mug, transfer-printed with an oval portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) facing left, flanked by red ensigns and naval trophies. A winged figure of Fame is placed above and ships are shown to the left and right of a grassy knoll. A moulded frog inside is painted brown and red. The mug is hand-coloured in red, yellow and green with splashes of pink lustre. 'TRAFALGAR' is inscribed above the portrait. 'The Briton mourn (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 Vanquished foes./And greater still when FAME was heard to say/All all were Nelsons on that glorious DAY.'

Object Details

ID: AAA5160
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Mug
Display location: Not on display
Creator: John Phillips & Co; John Phillips & Co
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Date made: 21 Oct 1805
People: Nelson, Horatio; John Phillips & Co
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 125 x 130 x 90 mm

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