London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A creamware oviform jug
printed in black and enriched in colours with a half-length portrait of EARL STVINCENT.K.B.ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. within a roundel, surrounded by attributes of war and a verse below, You have heard of a Howard, a Hawkins, a Drake,/Of a Raleigh, Hawke, Russel, Howe, Rodney & Blake:/But here is a man off Saint Vincent you'll find him:/Who leaves those brave tars at a distance behind him, the reverse printed with JACK SPRITSAIL COMING ON SHORE, above a verse, a further print of a compass to the side, circa 1800 (some restoration and minor damages) -- 24.5cm. high
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Cf. Surgeon Captain P. D. Gordon Pugh, Naval Ceramics (1971), pl. 33B, for a jug with a similar print; also see the example sold at Christie's King Street, 15th February 1988, lot 94.
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