A rare Sunderland or Newcastle ‘Death of Nelson’ commemorative pearlware frog mug, circa 1805,

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Lot 361
A rare Sunderland or Newcastle ‘Death of Nelson’ commemorative pearlware frog mug, circa 1805,

Sold for £ 1,703 (US$ 2,405) inc. premium
A rare Sunderland or Newcastle ‘Death of Nelson’ commemorative pearlware frog mug, circa 1805,
printed in black and brightly enamelled with a titled portrait of ‘Adl Lord Nelson’ flanked by the figures of ‘Jack Tar’ and ‘Britannia’, the Union Jack and naval trophies, above the dates of his birth and death, the frog enamelled in green with red features, 12cm (chip to footrim)

Footnotes

  • For an illustration of a similar mug with lustre decoration and a discussion of the print, see John and Jennifer May ‘Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900’, pp 98-101.

Saleroom notices

  • THE ESTIMATE SHOULD READ £900 - £1,100
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