The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 151-200 of 533
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Lot 151
1797 SIR JOHN JERVIS AND THE BATTLE OF CAPE ST VINCENT
A large and rare creamware jug, c.1797, printed in black with a portrait oval titled 'Sir John Jarvis [sic] KB Admiral of the Blue', bordered by a vignette of a ship detailing the success, and Fame depicted with trumpet holding a ribbon inscribed with previous battle honours above four lines of loyal toast, the reverse with a figural circular panel, a sailing ship in the background, above four lines of verse titled 'Jack Spritsails Frolic', restoration to the rim and foot, 26cm.

Knighted in 1782 for action off Gibraltar, Jervis was raised to the Peerage on 23rd August 1797 as Baron Jervis of Meaford and Earl St Vincent, in recognition of his triumph at Cape St. Vincent. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, p.88 for a description of the print of Jervis.

Provenance: with Martyn Edgell, December 2016.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £500
Lot 152
EARL ST VINCENT
A creamware jug, c.1797, printed in black and hand-coloured with an oval panel containing a head and shoulders portrait titled 'Earl St Vincent' beneath, the reverse with a compass, the centre inscribed 'J Johnson, Liverpool', restored, 13.6cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 312 and 473.



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Lot 153
EARL ST VINCENT
A Pratt ware jug, c.1797, moulded with three-quarter length portraits flanked by sailing vessels on both sides, one titled 'Lord Garvis' [sic] in banners above, between moulded stiff leaf borders, some restoration beneath the spout, 16cm.

Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, col. pls. 32 and 33.


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Lot 154
11TH OCTOBER 1797: ADMIRAL DUNCAN AND THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN
A cylindrical creamware mug, c.1797, printed in black and hand-coloured with a portrait titled 'Admiral Lord Viscount Duncan Who defeated the Dutch Fleet Oct. 11th 1797. God Save the King - Huzzah!', broken and restored, 12.3cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 476.

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Lot 155
ADMIRAL DUNCAN
A creamware jug, c.1797, printed in black with a profile portrait of 'Admiral Lord Viscount Duncan' in an oval panel, inscribed 'Printed & engraved by Thos Baddeley Chapel-Field Hanley' above six lines of loyal verse, the reverse with a picture of 'The Spinning Machine', inscribed for the success of the cotton trade and commerce above four lines of verse, restoration to the spout, 14cm.

Although undated, reference to the Dutch defeat suggests this jug would have been made in celebration of Duncan's victory at Camperdown. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, p.177 for a description of the Duncan print.

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Lot 156
ADMIRAL DUNCAN
A pearlware jug, c.1797, printed in black and hand-coloured with a profile portrait, faintly titled 'Admiral Lord Duncan', the reverse painted with a spoiled anchor, the rim with narrow bands in red, green and black, a short rim crack, 17.3cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 477.

Provenance: with John Howard, June 2014.

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Lot 157
ADMIRAL DUNCAN
A Pratt ware jug, c.1797, moulded to one side with a profile portrait titled 'Admiral Duncan' to a sash across the body, the reverse with two Classical figures of Peace and Plenty, restoration to the handle and body, 17cm.

Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, pp. 140 and 198.
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Lot 158
ADMIRAL DUNCAN AND CAPTAIN TROLLOPE
A Pratt ware jug, c.1797, moulded with profile portraits titled 'Captain Trolop' [sic] and 'Admiral Duncan', each flanked by warships and a figure of Fame, decorated in a typical palette of green, blue, ochre and umber, restoration to the spout and rim, 20cm.

Captain Trollope was knighted for his success at Camperdown. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, pp. 102 and 140; also David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, p.177 for a description of the Trollope jug.


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Lot 159
11TH OCTOBER 1797: DUNCAN AND THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN
A large and rare creamware jug, dated 1797, printed in black with a portrait cartouche flanked by Tritons and warships, beneath the banner 'Lord Viscount Duncan', the reverse with an inscribed and dated naval engagement scene, beneath the spout painted with the name 'Elizabeth Rees', small star cracks to the base, 21.5cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pls. 151 and 152.

Provenance: with John May, March 1996.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 160
BATTLE OF THE NILE
A Derby mug, c.1798, the cylindrical body painted with a circular cartouche of Egyptian trophies, a trident, and an ibis perched on a cannon behind flags, within a border of raised gilt stars upon a salmon pink ground, with foliate moulded handle, a short crack to the base, 8cm high.

Cf. The Alexander Davison Collection, Sotheby's, 21st October 2002, lot 19 for the same scene depicted on one of a pair of wine coolers believed to have been presented to Lord Nelson by his treasurer and prize agent, Alexander Davison.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 161
1798 NELSON AND THE BATTLE OF THE NILE
A large cylindrical creamware frog mug, c.1798, printed in black with an inscribed naval engagement scene entitled 'Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the Mouths of the Nile', the interior modelled with a large brown frog, restored, 15.8cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, p.177, pl.478 for a jug with the same print.

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Lot 162
NELSON AND BERRY
A Pratt ware jug, c.1798, moulded to each side with profile portraits titled 'Captain Berry' and 'Admiral Nelson', flanked by warships at sail, decorated in a typical palette, a small chip to the spout, 18.5cm.

Edward Berry was Nelson's Flag Captain at the Battle of the Nile. He conveyed news of the victory to Britain and was knighted on 12th December 1798. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.147.

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 163
1798 BATTLE OF THE NILE AND NELSON
A large creamware jug, c.1798, printed in black with an oval portrait panel titled 'Admiral Lord Nelson' above a battle plan, the reverse with Nelson's coat of arms and first motto, painted beneath the spout with the name 'JNo Harris Esq' within wheat and vine branches, restoration to the spout, 25.5cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.154.

Provenance: Ex Pugh collection, sold Christie's, South Kensington, 26th April 2001, lot 60.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 164
BARON NELSON
A large documentary creamware jug, dated 1799, printed in black with a full-length portrait oval titled 'Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe in the County of Norfolk', the reverse with an oval medallion of Masonic symbols above a four line inscription, beneath the spout painted with the name 'Wm Hunderhill 1799' within a brown foliate cartouche, restoration to the foot and handle, 23.5cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.479 for the same portrait oval, although differently inscribed.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 165
1798 CORNWALLIS AND THE IRISH REBELLION
A large creamware jug, c.1798, printed in black with a portrait flanked by Classical figures and trophies, the reverse with a map of Ireland, beneath the spout inscribed 'Success to the Yeomanry' within an oak leaf cartouche, some restoration, 24.5cm.

Between the 24th May 1798 and 12th October 1798 a series of violent clashes occurred, with Cornwallis being appointed both Lord Lieutenant and Commander-in-Chief of Ireland in the June. A large force of both regular troops and militia was sent to Ireland to quell the uprising.

Provenance: with Garry Atkins, October 2009.


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Lot 166
ADMIRAL ANDREW MITCHELL
A Pratt ware jug, c.1799-1801, inscribed in brown 'Success to Admiral Mitchell' within moulded and painted foliate sprays beneath a formal stiff leaf border with blue and ochre highlights, an anchor beneath the spout, a small chip to the spout, 15.9cm.

Mitchell was appointed Vice-Admiral in 1799. On 30th August he received surrender of the Dutch ships and in January 1800 he was Knighted. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.157 for a similar jug inscribed for General Harris.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 167
1799 SIEGE OF ACRE AND SIR SIDNEY SMITH
A large creamware jug, c.1799, printed in black with a named portrait of Earl St Vincent within a border entwined with a ribbon inscribed with battle honours, the reverse with a warship under sail
titled 'Success to Sir Sidney Smith' and inscribed 'Sir Sidney Smith embarking on board the Tiger of 74 guns after defeating Bonaparte at D'Acre', a restored chip to the foot, 24cm.

The French laid siege to Acre on 20th March 1799. With their persistence repeatedly overcome by the reinforced defence of the city walls and superior maritime fire power, they retreated to Egypt on 21st May following the last assault on 10th May. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.483.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 168
SIR SIDNEY SMITH AND THE SIEGE OF ACRE
A Samuel Alcock Parian type jug, c.1840-50, the white body decorated in lilac relief on a white ground with Sir William Sidney Smith (later Admiral) defending the breach at Acre, black printed mark, star crack to the base, 20cm.

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Lot 169
LORD NELSON
A German porcelain oval plaque (Hutschenreuther), c.1880, painted by Adolph Harrass with a portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson in uniform, signed, impressed HR mark, the plaque 17.3cm high, mounted in a gilt wood frame.

Adolph Harrass was born in Grossbreitenbach, Germany and is recorded as painting on porcelain from 1861 at Hutschenreuther of Hohenberg an der Eger in Bavaria, the company being founded in 1814. This portrait of Nelson closely resembles the engraving of 1801 by Jas Heath which was based upon Abbot's study of 1797 taken at Greenwich Hospital whilst Nelson was convalescing.

Provenance: with Ellison Fine Art, September 2017.

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Lot 170
GEORGE III
An oval enamel portrait miniature, c.1800, painted in the manner of Henry Bone, dressed in scarlet uniform, the pinchbeck frame glazed both front and rear, the plaque 7cm.

After William Beechley's full-length portrait of George, III depicted wearing a tricorn hat, which hangs in Buckingham Palace. See RCIN 405422.

Provenance: with Ellison Fine Art, June 2016.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1900
Lot 171
15TH MAY 1800 GEORGE III PRESERVED FROM ASSASSINATION
A large Jasperware porter mug, c.1800, the cylindrical body applied in white on a blue ground with an angel floating in the clouds holding a shield depicting George III and another impaled with an arrow, the reverse with a maiden grieving at a tomb, centred by classical figures in clouds flanked by trees, 13.4cm.

P. Kempson designed a medal to commemorate the failed assassination attempt by James Hadfield, when Hadfield fired a shot at the King during the singing of the National Anthem at Drury Lane Theatre on 15th May 1800. It is cast on one side with the same angelic figure thwarting an arrow. See Royal Collections Trust, RCIN 440019.


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Lot 172
15TH MAY 1800: GEORGE III PRESERVED FROM ASSASSINATION
A pearlware puzzle jug, dated 1800, the flattened moonflask body moulded with a sun motif and brightly decorated with auspicious Chinese objects and flowerheads, inscribed 'From every latent foe from the assassins blow: God save the King', the neck with three apertures beneath a pierced rim, the handle modelled as a term, minor restoration, 28cm.

The inscription is taken from the words by the playwright and owner of the Drury Lane Theatre, Richard Sheridan, who immediately composed an additional verse to the National Anthem, which was sung from the stage the same night as the failed assassination attempt.

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Lot 173
4TH OCTOBER 1800: BOROUGH OF WIGAN ELECTION
A creamware mug, c.1800, printed in black with an oval cartouche listing the Independent Burgesses, the reverse with a panel depicting Liberty, flanking a shield inscribed 'John Vause Esqr. Mayor Elected 4th Oct'r 1800', minor faults, 11.8cm.

The previous controlling interests of the borough of Wigan were overturned when new Burgesses were created, resulting in the election of John Vause as Mayor.

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Lot 174
1800 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND ACT OF UNION
A creamware jug, c.1800, printed in black with an oval cartouche depicting a figure emblematic of Peace and Plenty with an olive branch and overflowing cornucopia, the reverse with an inscribed and dated panel emblematic of the Union, beneath the spout with the name Mary Beynon and numbered 10, green enamelled line to the rim, 17.2cm.

Cf. Lincoln Hallinan, British Commemoratives; Royalty, Politics, War and Sport, pl.42 right.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 175
1800 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND ACT OF UNION
A creamware jug, c.1800, printed in black with an oval panel depicting three men holding aloft the cap of Liberty, a banner above titled 'Union to the People of Ireland', the foliate border signed in the print with 'Fletcher Shelton', the reverse with a panel of Masonic trophies, restoration to the base, 19cm.

From 1796 Thomas Fletcher worked as a printer and enameller in Hanley, following several failed partnerships with other ceramic manufacturers. In 1800 an auction listed 450 copper plates "late in the possession of Mr Thomas Fletcher, Black printer of Shelton".

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Lot 176
1800 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND ACT OF UNION
A large creamware jug, dated 1800, printed in black with a scene of a woman recumbent on a grassy bank, titled 'The Little Market Woman' above an eight line comic verse, the reverse inscribed 'Great Britain and Ireland United 1800' above a lion and an anchor, restoration around the base, 23cm.

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Lot 177
MARQUESS CORNWALLIS AND IRELAND
A creamware mug, c.1800, printed in black with an oval portrait cartouche titled 'Marquis Cornwallis', flanked by figures of Justice and Mercy, inscribed 'To whose Clemency & Bravery Ireland owes her Preservation', restored, 12.2cm.

In June 1798 Cornwallis was appointed both Lord Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of Ireland with instructions to quell the Irish rebellion; in the aftermath of which the Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland, which received Royal assent on 1st August 1800, came into force the following 1st January. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.160.


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Lot 178
MARQUESS CORNWALLIS
A Herculaneum pearlware jug, c.1800, printed with a named portrait oval, with black line decoration to the neck and rim, impressed mark, a hairline rim crack, 19.8cm.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 179
WILLIAM PITT (THE YOUNGER)
A small and rare creamware mug, c.1801, the cylindrical form printed in black with a portrait contained in an oval panel, titled 'The Right Hon.ble William Pitt' on a banner, restored, 9.7cm.

Pitt served as Prime Minister between 19th December 1783 and 14th March 1801, and again from 10th May 1804 until his death on 23rd January 1806. Given the simplicity of the inscription of his name on this piece it seems likely it was made at a time when he was out of office.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 180
BATTLE OF ALEXANDRIA
A rare creamware mug, c.1801, the cylindrical body printed in black and decorated in colours with a Highlander playing a bagpipe in the form of Bonaparte, inscribed with speech bubble and entitled 'An Old Performer playing a new Instrument or one of the 42nd toutching [sic] the Invincible', 11.5cm.

The British were victorious at the Battle of Alexandria on 21st March 1801 and the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment captured the colours of Napoleon's Invincibles. This satire was published by Fores shortly thereafter. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 554.

Provenance: Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, sold Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 583.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 181
1801 GENERAL SIR RALPH ABERCROMBIE IN MEMORIAM
A large creamware jug, c.1801, the wide bodied form printed in black and decorated in colours with a 'God Speed the Plough' scene, beneath the spout with grieving infantrymen crossing swords over a tomb titled 'The Tomb of Gen'l Abercromby' [sic], the reverse with a four line stanza of remembrance, restored, 20.8cm.

Born on 7th October 1734, Abercrombie was a skilled soldier and politician. He commanded the expedition to the Mediterranean in 1801 and defeated the French at Alexandria. During the battle he was struck by a musket ball and died seven days later on 28th March. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.484.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 182
1801 NELSON'S VICTORIES
A creamware plate, c.1801, painted with a central fouled anchor inscribed 'Nelson 2nd April Baltic' within a border of oak leaves and acorns, inscribed and dated for San Josef and Aboukir, 24.7cm.

Nelson was victorious at San Josef on 14th February 1797, Aboukir on 1st August 1798 and Copenhagen on 2nd April 1801. Labels inscribed by Charles Wentworth Wass and affixed to the reverse suggest the plate formed part of a service presented to Lord Nelson by the City of London following the Battle of Copenhagen. The Baltic Service presented by the City of London was manufactured by both Coalport and Paris in porcelain whereas these pottery versions were probably made as contemporary commercial souvenirs. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.157.

Provenance: C.Wentworth Wass collection, sold Phillips, 6 December 1995, lot 328.


Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 183
NELSON AND THE PEACE OF AMIENS
A Pratt ware jug, c.1801, moulded and painted with a scene of Britannia flanked by soldiers beneath a motif of clasped hands, the reverse with a warship under sail, a full-length portrait of Nelson within a laurel leaf cartouche beneath the spout, restoration to the spout and handle, 18cm.

Negotiations that led to the signing of the Peace Treaty of Amiens in 1802 commenced in the summer of 1801 following the resignation of William Pitt earlier that year. Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.153 for an identical jug, the portrait named Nelson.
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 184
NELSON AND THE PEACE OF AMIENS
A large creamware jug, c.1801, printed in black with a named portrait medallion titled 'Here's our old friend and success to the peace makers', the reverse with a warship under sail, a small vignette of Fame beneath the spout, 20.2cm.

Negotiations that led to the signing of the Peace Treaty of Amiens in 1802 commenced in the summer of 1801 following the resignation of William Pitt earlier that year. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.480.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 185
PEACE OF AMIENS
A pearlware jug, c.1801-02, printed in grey with an allegorical scene of Britannia in a chariot drawn by crowned lions, holding portraits entitled 'George III For Ever' and 'Down with Bonaparte', a putto in flight with a banner inscribed 'May Peace be Restored', restoration to the spout, 16.7cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl. 3.


Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 186
1802 PEACE OF AMIENS
A Chamberlain's Worcester beaker, c.1802, the flared form well painted with a scene of a portrait bust of George III being crowned by putti, raised on a pedestal inscribed 'Peace' and flanked by a soldier and a sailor, reserved on a peach ground with gilt scrolls, husks and flowerheads, the underside inscribed 'Chamberlain Worcester' in gilt, a long restored rim crack and associated filled chip, 11.1cm.

After long negotiations, the Treaty of Amiens was signed on 25th March 1802 by Charles, Marquess Cornwallis and Joseph Bonaparte.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 187
1802 PEACE OF AMIENS
A rare creamware cylindrical mug, c.1802, printed in black with a scene of Britannia and France each holding the hand of Peace flanked by six figures identified in script below, a putto holding the banner 'Blessed is the Peace Maker', signed Cockburn, a little good restoration to the foot, 11.6cm.

Jacques, Marquis de Lauriston, conveyed to England the ratification of peace to which Charles, Marquess Cornwallis was the chief signatory for the British.


Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 188
1802 PEACE OF AMIENS
A Bristol Pottery pearlware mug, c.1802, printed in brown and decorated in colours with an inscribed tablet flanked by Britannia and France, signed in the print 'Bristol Pottery', a chip to the foot and faint rim crack, 11.8cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.158; and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.496.

Provenance: ex Norman Stretton collection, sold Phillips, 21st February 2001, lot 202.


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Lot 189
1802 PEACE OF AMIENS
A creamware jug, c.1802, the slender body printed in black with a panel depicting Napoleon Bonaparte and others on horseback, titled 'Bonaparte Chief Consul', the reverse with entwined flags inscribed 'Peace and Commerce', restored cracks, 18.2cm.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 190
1802 PEACE OF AMIENS
A good Pratt ware jug, c.1802, moulded with Classical head portraits in profile of George III and Bonaparte beneath initials between cornucopia motifs, beneath the spout with a figure emblematic of Peace and Plenty, painted in typical palette, 19.2cm.

Cf. John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, p.124.
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 191
1803 RESUMPTION OF WAR WITH FRANCE
A small creamware jug, c.1803, printed in black with two scenes of figures arming themselves for battle, jointly captioned 'Preparations for Hostilities', star cracks, restoration to the foot, 13.8cm.

William Holland's satire of the same name, published on 3rd May 1803 just prior to war being declared on 18th May, was the inspiration for this cartoon. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.507.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 192
1803 RESUMPTION OF WAR WITH FRANCE
A small creamware jug, c.1803, printed in black with an inscribed satire depicting John Bull addressing Bonaparte standing upon a map of Europe, titled' The Governor of Europe stoped [sic] in his Career', the reverse inscribed 'Success to the Volunteers', a short body crack, 14cm.

A letter accompanying the lot, written by David Drakard to Robin Simpson and dated 6th December 1992, provides a likely explanation as to the statement by John Bull; 'Paws of Pompey' meaning 'Keep your hands off Britain'. Pompey is the Naval nickname for Portsmouth, home of British Fleet. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.501 for the satire published by Fores on 16th April 1803.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 193
1803 RESUMPTION OF WAR WITH FRANCE
A large creamware jug, c.1803, printed in red with a scene of a woman emptying a pot over Napoleon while a child urinates on him, captioned 'Bonaparte in the Suds', the reverse with John Bull kneeling before the hanged Frenchman, titled ''The Apotheosis of Bonaparte', restored, 20.4cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.505 and 559.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 194
1803 THE GREAT INVASION SCARE
A creamware jug, c.1803, printed in red with a scene titled 'John Bull peppering Buonaparte in the front and rear', the reverse with six lines of verse above a satire titled 'John Bull at Dover, Boney at Calais', a crack to the base, 17cm.

The Gillray satire inscribed 'I Am Coming, I Am Coming', published 2nd August 1803 by Hannah Humphrey, was the inspiration for this cartoon. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls.510 and 512.

Provenance: with Alistair Sampson, July 2001.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 195
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A creamware jug, c.1803, printed in black to one side with a scene titled 'John Bull out of All Patience', the reverse with 'The Apotheosis of Bonaparte', restoration, 16.8cm.

A similar satire was published by William Holland on 16th August 1803, 'The Apotheosis of Bonaparte' having been published by John Badcock on 10th August. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 522, 524, 525 and 527.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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Lot 196
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A Spode porcelain jug, c.1803, the barrel body printed in black and decorated in coloured enamels with a scene titled 'Pidcock's Grand Menagerie, Exeter Change', including the Corsican monkey, the rim and handle gilded, staining around the base, 16.6cm.

Josiah Spode's inspiration for this splendid mocking of Bonaparte was Lee's satire of the same name, published on 27th August 1803, by James Asperne. The Exeter Exchange, located on the north side of the Strand, was an arcade, three floors of which were occupied by Gilbert Pidcock's menagerie of incredible and rare animals with all the related smell and noise pervading the Strand. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 569 a, b and c.
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 197
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A Spode porcelain jug, c.1803, printed in black and hand-coloured with a scene of a corpulent toper seated with Napoleon Bonaparte, titled 'National Contrasts, or Bulky and Boney', the rim and handle gilded, 10.9cm.

After a satire published by Piercy Roberts. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls 564, 566a and 566b.

Provenance: Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 582.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 198
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A Spode porcelain jug, c.1803, printed in black with a scene of Napoleon sitting astride the globe and being challenged by John Bull, titled 'A stoppage to a stride over the globe', the rim and handle gilded, 15cm.

After the satire published by Piercy Roberts. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.548.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 199
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A large Spode porcelain jug, c.1803, printed in black and well coloured with a scene of Napoleon seated at a table with Satan, titled 'A Senatus Consultum on Bonaparte making his Will, before his Invasion of England & Conquest of the World!', the rim and handle gilded, minor chipping to the spout and foot, 16.5cm.

The date of publication on the Fores satire of the same title is 19th September 1808. It is described by M. Dorothy George in the 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947, as similar to that produced in 1803. It is highly likely that Spode would have produced all of the Invasion Scare series at much the same time in 1803 and therefore the assumption is that Fores reissued this engraving in 1808 with the minor alteration to the last figure of the date. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.571.

Provenance: ex Lewison collection, sold Phillips, 8th April 1998, lot 428.

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £600
Lot 200
1803 GREAT INVASION SCARE
A Spode porcelain porter mug, c.1803, the squat form printed in black and well coloured with a procession and crowd scene titled 'The Grand Triumphal Entry of the Chief Consul into London', the rim and handle gilded, 9cm.

A satire with the same title was published by Fores on 1st October 1803 and depicted a manacled Napoleon seated back to front on a white horse. It is shown here without the original speech bubbles, which referred to the then Member of Parliament for St. Mawes, William Wyndham's opposition to the arming of Volunteers and Militia at the expense of the Regular Army, a consequence of the policies of the Addington government. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.VIIa and pl.568.
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
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