A Worcester mug, 'Admiral Boscawen'
Lot 113
A Worcester mug, circa 1760
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,330) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Worcester mug, circa 1760
Of cylindrical form with a grooved loop handle, transfer-printed in black with Admiral Boscawen holding a naval chart of north-east Canada showing the name 'Louisbourg', the reverse printed with two ships and a coat of arms surmounted with a boar, 8.7cm high (chipped)

Footnotes

  • A similar example is illustrated and discussed by Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of The Schreiber Collection, no. 624, pl. 71, where the source for the print of the Admiral is given as an engraving by John Faber after the original painting by Allan Ramsay. Another example was in the Billie Pain collection sold in these rooms 26 November 2003, lot 185
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