A SILVER CHAMBER POT
WELLINGTON, THE NAPOLEONIC WARS AND WATERLOO, a commemoration in the 200th anniversary year of the battle of Waterloo (Lots 1-50)
A SILVER CHAMBER POT

EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SPANISH

Details
A SILVER CHAMBER POT
EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SPANISH
Engraved with later Anglesey coat of arms
Provenance
The Crumplin Collection.
Exhibited
To War with Wellington, Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives, 30 April - 3 September 2012.

Lot Essay

This pot reputedly belonged to Lord Paget, later Earl of Uxbridge, and used by him on campaign with Sir John Moore's army in Spain in 1808-1809. Further Peninsula service under Wellington proved impossible due to Paget's liaison with Lady Charlotte, wife of Henry Wellesley, the Duke's brother. Despite the continued resentment regarding Lady Charlotte, he was commander of cavalry under Wellington at Quatre Bras and Waterloo where he led the flanking charge of the British heavy cavalry against the Comte d'Erlon's Corps. He was hit in the right leg by grape shot towards the end of the battle necessitating its amputation, the injury causing the famous exchange with Wellington: "By God , Sir, I've lost my leg" - "By God, Sir, so you have!"
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