Earthenware jug with pink lustre decoration. It is transfer-printed in black and coloured with blue, red, yellow and green overglaze enamels. Leaves and flowers are painted around the transfers. On one side, a view of warships in action off a fort inscribed beneath 'Lord Nelson / Engaging the Toulon / Fleet of the Mouths / of the Nile', 'The young Alexander of France / May boast of his prowess in vain / When Nelson appears tis confest / That Britons are Lords of the Main'. On the other side a view of a bridge on piers with double Ionic pilasters, the City and St Paul's behind and shipping passing beneath. Inscribed beneath is 'A View of the CAST IRON BRIDGE to be Erected over the / RIVER THAMES / Span of Middle Arch 240 Ft. Height 100 Ft. of the other two 220 Ft.' A verse is printed beneath the lip: 'WHEN THIS YOU SEE / REMEMBER ME / THO' MANY MILES / WE DISTANT BE / JMD.'

Object Details

ID: AAA5169
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Jug
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
Date made: circa 1814
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 205 x 260 x 200 mm

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