The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemoratives
on Wednesday 8th September 2021
Lots: 251-300 of 533
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Lot 251
GEORGE III GOLDEN JUBILEE
A Wedgwood creamboat, c.1810, the elongated octagonal body printed with a chain medallion border suspending a portrait roundel, flanked by Oriental flower sprays reserved on a dense orange foliate scroll ground, restored, 14.6cm long.

Cf. Commemorative Wares from a Canadian Collection, Christie's, 7th May 1999, lot 537 for a cup, cover and stand from the same service. Also, the subject of an article by H. Clifford Smith concerning George III's Jubilee Tea-set in the Country Life magazine, 15th December 1944.

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Lot 252
GEORGE III GOLDEN JUBILEE
An English porcelain jug, c.1809, the fluted body printed in blue with a view of a jail inscribed for the amnesty and commencement of the jubilee year on 25th October 1809, beneath a representation of Britannia and Charity in the heavens, the reverse with the Royal coat of arms, gilt Greek key border to the rim, cracks, 17.6cm.

The statue depicted is that of George III on horseback at the junction of Pembroke Place and London Road in Liverpool, which was erected by public subscription in celebration of the jubilee; at the same time the amnesty was granted to debtors, war veterans, deserters and prisoners of war (other than the French). Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.36 (different inscription), and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.621.
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Lot 253
GEORGE III GOLDEN JUBILEE
A Chamberlain's Worcester two handled vase, c.1810, painted to each side with a silhouette profile portrait, one side inscribed 'Integrity's his shield', the other 'Dear to his subjects', the neck gilded and with yellow highlights, some restoration to the foot, 19.4cm.
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Lot 254
1808 SPANISH ALLIANCE AGAINST NAPOLEON
A creamware jug, c.1809, printed in black with a scene entitled 'A Spanish Patriot', the reverse with a satire titled 'The Apotheosis of Bonaparte', with John Bull on his knees before the hanging Frenchman, restoration to the spout and base, 15cm.

Following the abdication and imprisonment of Ferdinand VII on 6th May 1808, the appointment of Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain was unacceptable to the majority of Spanish people who looked to Wellington and Britain for support. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 525 and 527.


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Lot 255
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
A creamware propaganda jug, c.1810-20, printed in orange with a seven headed monster, inscription, legend and interpretation of the name 'Buonaparte', the reverse with ten lines of verse, some restoration, 14.3cm.

A satire published by Ackerman on 22nd July 1808 depicts the same seven headed monster, here produced with numeric formula and a degree of licence to equate Napoleon's name to be equivalent to the 666 number of the devil. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 604 and 605.

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Lot 256
16TH JANUARY 1809: SIR JOHN MOORE IN MEMORIAM
A black basalt teapot, c.1809, the navette form moulded with a scene of Sir John's death, the reverse with a depiction of Fame and Britannia inscribing his name and dates on a tablet, reserved on a basketweave ground, the cover lacking, 28.3cm across.

Lieutenant General Sir John Moore was the hero of Corunna, where he was fatally wounded but lived to see the victory. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.171.

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Lot 257
DANIEL LAMBERT AND NAPOLEON
A large creamware jug, c.1809, printed in black with Napoleon standing beside a corpulent figure, titled 'Bone and Flesh or John Bull in Moderate Condition', the reverse with Britannia standing on the seashore, good restoration to the rim, 23cm.

Born in 1770, Daniel Lambert had by 1806 become a curiosity on account of his weight and size. He died in 1809, at which time he was five feet eleven inches in height and weighing just short of 53 stone. A satire of the same name was published by Walker on 15th April 1806. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 607 where the author concludes this image of Britannia probably dates from 1809 (see lot 258).

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Lot 258
VISCOUNT WELLINGTON
A creamware jug, c.1809, printed in black with a head and shoulders portrait titled 'The Rt. Hnble Lord Visct Wellington K B &c.' within a border of military trophies, the reverse with Britannia and a lion standing on the shore, restoration to the lower half and spout, 24.7cm.

The title Viscount was conferred upon Wellington on 4th September 1809. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 606 and 607.



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Lot 259
PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN
A creamware jug, c.1810, printed in black and hand-coloured with a scene of a Frenchman surrendering to a Scottish soldier, titled 'One of the 71st taking a French Officer prisoner in Portugal', the reverse with 'John Bull and his Companion Challenging Bonaparte and his relation', beneath the spout with a canal scene of a fly boat and horses with related speech bubbles, the spout restored, 20.4cm.

The 71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot saw action in the British victory over the French at the Battle of Vimiera in Portugal on 21st August 1808. They returned to the Peninsula in 1810 before finally driving the French out of Portugal the following year.
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Lot 260
PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1810, printed in red and black to two sides with a badge named 'The Spanish Patriots Cockade', beneath the spout painted with the initials 'JB' within blue laurel leaf swags, some restoration, 15.5cm.
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Lot 261
16TH MAY 1811: BATTLE OF ALBUERA
An English porcelain cylindrical mug, c.1811, painted with a colourful battle scene with distant mountains, within a wide octagonal gilt border, titled 'Albuera' in red to the underside, a star crack to the base, 11.1cm.

Albuera is located in Spain, close to the Portuguese border, and was the scene of a battle on 16th May 1811 in which a mixed British, Spanish and Portuguese corps engaged the French. Indecisive in its outcome, it remained one of the bloodiest battles of the Peninsular Campaign.
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Lot 262
LORD WELLINGTON AND PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN BATTLES
A small blue and white transferware plate, c.1811, printed with a head and shoulders portrait, inscribed 'Lord Wellington' and with the names of three battles, 11.7cm.

The Battle of Vimiera was fought on 21st August 1808; Talavera on 27th and 28th July 1809 and Albuera on 16th May 1811. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.172.


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Lot 263
1812 EARL WELLINGTON
A small pearlware jug, c.1812, moulded and painted to two sides with sprays of hops and barley, beneath the spout with a named head and shoulders profile in military uniform, the rim with a silver lustre band, restored, 12cm.

An Earldom was conferred upon Wellington in February 1812 following the Battle of Ciudad Rodrigo and he was made a Marquess in August 1812 following the Battle of Salamanca. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, p.105 (c) for a description of this jug.


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Lot 264
MARQUESS OF WELLINGTON
A yellow ground pearlware jug, c.1812, printed in grey with a portrait of Wellington in the Classical style, inscribed 'Marquis Wellington', the reverse with crowns and feathers around the flowers of the Union, the rim with silver lustre bands, some restoration near the foot, 14cm.

Wellington was made a Marquess in August 1812.

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Lot 265
MARQUESS OF WELLINGTON
A large creamware jug, c.1812, printed in black and decorated in colours with an equestrian portrait with a view of Salamanca in the background, titled 'Marquis Wellington', the reverse with a warship under sail, beneath the spout with a vignette of a country mansion left in black, some restoration to the rim, 21.9cm,

Wellington was victorious at the Battle of Salamanca fought, on 22nd July 1812, for which the title of Marquess was conferred upon him the following month. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.175.
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Lot 266
21ST JUNE 1813: BATTLE OF VITTORIA
A pearlware jug, c.1813, printed in black and decorated in colours with an equestrian portrait inscribed 'Field Marshal Wellington, Vittoria', the reverse with an oval panel detailing the battle honours, the rim with a silver resist lustre floral border, the spout restored, a star crack to the base, 14.5cm.

French casualties following victory at Vittoria were fewer than they might have been on account of many British soldiers, rather than pursuing the enemy, turning to plunder the abandoned French wagons which contained the 'loot of a Kingdom', an incident which enraged Wellington. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.173.


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Lot 267
21ST JUNE 1813; BATTLE OF VITTORIA
A salt-glazed stoneware jug, c.1813, sprigged in white with a named equestrian portrait of Wellington being hailed by a soldier waving a ribbon inscribed 'Vittoria', the reverse with figures hauling a captured cannon towards a chest marked 'Plunder', all on a drab ground beneath a blue rim, the handle formed as a lion head and paws issuing from a ropetwist, rim faults, a crack to the base of the handle, 18.5cm.

See footnote to lot 266.

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Lot 268
21ST JUNE 1813; WELLINGTON'S VICTORY AT VITTORIA
A large black basalt teapot and cover, c.1813, the tall form moulded with a lion's head spout and serpent handle, one side with an oval panel inscribed with battle honours and dated for Vittoria, the reverse with a cartouche depicting Britannia placing a garland upon a named bust of Wellington impressed 'Viresque Acquiret Eundo', a chip to the cover, 28.5cm across. (2)

The inscription 'Viresque Acquirit Eundo' is taken from Virgil and roughly translates to 'With Strength by going'. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.174.



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Lot 269
WELLINGTON AND THE PENINSULAR WARS
A pearlware jug, c.1810, beneath the spout inscribed with nine lines of verse extolling the Duke of Wellington, above 'William Twigg, Longford', flanked by purple printed panels depicting Hope and Charity, the rim with a silver resist band of fruiting grapevine, three short rim cracks, 16.5cm.

A farmer and publican named William Twigg is recorded on the 1851 census as living in Longford, Derbyshire (where he was born c.1789). He died in Longford on 13th February 1858.
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Lot 270
9TH SEPTEMBER 1811: ANN MOORE OF TUTBURY
A pearlware jug, c.1811, printed in black with a portrait of Ann Moore, the fasting woman of Tutbury, in her bed, inscribed with her name and dates, the reverse with an oval cartouche detailing the history of her fast, some restoration, 13.4cm. Together with a photocopy of an article taken from the British Medical Journal of 13th February 1913 entitled 'One Hundred Years Ago'. (2)

Born in 1761, the attractive Ann Moore was married by the time she was 27 and had a large family before her husband deserted her. Falling into poverty she moved to Tutbury in Staffordshire in 1800. By 1806 she was beginning to attract attention and financial reward for her long periods of fasting and, since 17th July 1807, her complete abstinence from food. This phenomenon was the subject of two medical examinations, the results of the first being published in the Medical and Physical Journal of February 1813. Following the subsequent examination commencing 21st April 1813 Ann Moore confessed to her fraud in that she had received liquid food from her daughter when kissed both morning and evening.

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Lot 271
11TH MAY 1812: ASSASSINATION OF SPENCER PERCEVAL
A creamware frog mug, c.1812, printed in black with a portrait of the assassin, John Bellingham, titled and flanked by fabric swags, the interior modelled with a painted frog clambering up one side, extensively oversprayed, 11.8cm.

Spencer Perceval held the offices of Attorney General and Chancellor of the Exchequer before becoming Prime Minister on 4th October 1809. Bellingham, a merchant broker, had journeyed to Russia where he was imprisoned twice between 1804 and October 1808. Returning to Britain the following year, Bellingham petitioned Parliament for compensation for what he considered his unreasonable imprisonment but this was not forthcoming. On the evening of 11th May 1812 as the Prime Minister entered the lobby of the House of Commons Bellingham shot him dead. At his Old Bailey trial on 15th May, Bellingham said his preference had been to shoot the British Ambassador to Russia but went on to say 'I trust that this serious lesson will operate as a warning to all future ministers'. Bellingham was found guilty and hanged on 18th May 1812. Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, having been laid to rest on 16th May.
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Lot 272
11TH MAY 1812: ASSASSINATION OF SPENCER PERCEVAL
A buff-coloured pearlware jug, c.1812, printed in black with a named head and shoulders profile of John Bellingham (Perceval's assassin), the reverse with an inscribed oval panel, a long restored rim crack, 13.6cm.

Accompanied by a cutting from The Times newspaper titled 'On This Day, May 1812' being a recount of the execution of John Bellingham. See footnote to lot 271 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 633 and 634.

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Lot 273
14TH SEPTEMBER 1812: NAPOLEON ENTERS MOSCOW
A massive pearlware jug, c.1812, printed in grey and decorated in colours beneath the spout with a view of Moscow burning titled 'Hourrah Your Serene Highness,' the sides decorated with figural scenes titled 'A Russian Boor returning from his field sports' and 'Specimen of Russian Chopping Blocks', inscribed in both English and Russian, a little retouching to the enamel, 26.6cm.

On 24th June 1812 Napoleon crossed the Neman River with a force of 685,000 men. Following the French victory at the Battle of Smolensk between the 16th and 18th August, the Russians practiced a 'scorched earth' policy as they retreated. Having caught up with them by 7th September, Napoleon engaged Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov's Russian army at Borodino in what became the bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, with a total of 72,000 lives being lost. One week later Napoleon entered a deserted Moscow which the Russians torched the following day. With no peace proposal forthcoming from the Russians and French failure under Murat's command at the Battle of Tarutino on 18th October, Napoleon fled Moscow the following day. There followed the Battle of Maloyaroslavets on 24th October which, although a modest victory for the French, did not stop Napoleon turning what remained of his Grande Armée west. The hideous Russian winter took its toll and by the time Napoleon crossed the Berezina River in late November a force of just 27,000 soldiers remained. The salutation 'Hurrah Your Serene Highness' refers to Prince Kutuzov. A translation of the old Russian script reads 'Bringing home a bunch of spillikins for the pleasure of the children' and 'There were hordes of you weren't there? Well, that's the lot! That's what you were up to, trying to hack your way through; in future you won't give any trouble'. Both are after the satires published by Hannah Humphreys on 8th January 1813 being Cruickshank's rework of the original cartoon by Terebenev published in Russia in November 1812. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 650 to 660.

Provenance: with Garry Atkins, March 1997.

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Lot 274
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1812-15, printed in black and enamelled in colours with two different cartoons of Napoleon on his knees before men wielding axes, one titled 'Anticipation for Boney', the other 'Specimen of Russian chopping Blocks', the neck painted with foliage and berries, restoration to the spout and rim, 13.8cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 659, 661 and 695.

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Lot 275
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1812, printed in black and well coloured with the same detailed cartoon titled 'Jack Frost Attacking Boney in Russia', with silver lustre band to the rim, 13.8cm.

After a satire of the same name by William Elmes published by Thomas Tegg in November 1812. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 678 and 679.

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Lot 276
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIA CAMPAIGN
A rare pearlware jug, c.1812, printed in black and well coloured with cartoons titled 'Murat Reviewing the Grand Army' and 'Boney Tir'd of Wars Alarms Flies for the Safety of His Darlings Arms', the rim banded in silver lustre, 14.8cm.

On abandoning his army on 5th December, Napoleon entrusted its command to Murat, his brother-in-law. The cartoons here are after two satires, each by Cruikshank and published by Walker & Knight in January 1813. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 680 to 684.


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Lot 277
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1812-15, printed in black and decorated in colours with two oval cartoons, to one side titled 'Russian Frenchman & Bear dancing a Scotch Reel', the other ' The Narrow Escape of Boney through a window', reserved on a yellow ground, the neck with a black band of foliage, some cracking, 14cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 690 and 691.

Provenance: ex Drakard collection, B55 PEP615.

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Lot 278
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1815, printed in black and decorated in colours with two cartoons, one of Russian soldiers on horseback, titled 'Cossack mode of Attack', the other of Napoleon on horseback, titled 'Boney's Return from Russia to Paris', the rim with silver lustre bands, restoration to the spout and rim, 13.9cm.

Cossack Mode of Attack is after the engraving of the same title published by Samuel Knight on 1st January 1813. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 636, 637 and 692.

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Lot 279
1812 NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware jug, c.1812-15, printed in black and well coloured with detailed cartoons titled 'Little Bony sneaking into Paris' and 'Jack Frost attacking Bony in Russia', on a buff coloured glaze with silver banding to the rim, a chip to the rim, 14.8cm.

After the satires both by William Elmes and published by Thomas Tegg. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 678, 679, 685 and 686.

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Lot 280
1813 NAPOLEON'S FAILED RUSSIAN AND PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN
A rare pearlware jug, c.1813, printed in black and well coloured with two cartoons, one of Napoleon in an altercation with the Prussian eagle, the other with five figures riding on the back of a long horse, titled 'French post Extraordinary from Moscow to Paris', the neck painted with foliage and red berries, restoration to the spout, 13.8cm.

George Cruikshank's satire published by Hannah Humphrey on 26th March 1813, copied from the original Russian engraving, served as the inspiration for this potter's adapted version of Napoleon's homecoming. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 694 and 695. Joseph Bonaparte's defeat at Vittoria on 21st June 1813, his subsequent abdication of the Spanish crown and return to France is here commemorated by use of the earlier published satire by Rowlandson.
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Lot 281
TSAR ALEXANDER AND NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A pearlware saucer dish, c.1813, printed in black with a scene of a Cossack and a French soldier holding a named portrait of Alexander III, the French standard lying on the ground, a 4.5cm rim crack, 20.5cm.

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Lot 282
NAPOLEON'S FAILED RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
A Pratt ware 'Bear Baiting' jug and cover, c.1813, the bear hugging a miniature Napoleon to his chest, depicted as the Corsican Monkey and wearing a hat titled 'Boney', the bear's collar inscribed 'Bon'parte and his Friend', chipping to the toes, 25cm. (2)

A satire titled 'Boney and His Army in Winter Quarters' by Charles Williams (published by Walker in March 1807) depicts the Russian Bear carrying Boney away following the indecisive Battle of Eylau on 7th and 8th February 1807. Another titled 'The Bone of Contention or the English Bulldog and the Corsican Monkey' by Charles Williams (published by S W Fores on 14th June 1803) depicts Boney as the Corsican Monkey. Together these two caricatures may have served as inspiration for the potter in this portrayal of Napoleon following his disastrous Russian campaign.
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Lot 283
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A creamware jug for the American market, c.1812-15, printed in black with an inscribed naval engagement, the reverse with a named portrait of Commandant Perry, beneath the spout with the American eagle holding a shield bearing the stars and stripes, pink lustre rim, restored, 18.6cm.

In July and August 1812 two Naval engagements occurred between USS Constitution and a number of British vessels. Following the American success on Lake Erie on 10th September 1813, Commandant Oliver Perry reported 'We have met the enemy; and they are ours'.

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Lot 284
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A Staffordshire pearlware jug for the American market, c.1812-15, printed in black with two differing naval engagement scenes, titles including 'Second View of Com. Perry's Victory', signed in the print for 'Bentley, Wear and Bourne', restoration to the spout and rim, 18.5cm.

The scene referred to on the reverse, engraved by Bentley, Wear & Bourne of Shelton in Staffordshire, occurred on 17th July 1812 when USS Constitution outran British warships. See also the footnote to lot 283.


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Lot 285
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A pearlware lustre jug for the American market, c.1813-15, printed in black with named portraits of Captain Isaac Hull of the Constitution and General Zebulon Montgomery Pike, depicted beside ships and other maritime motifs, with pink lustre decoration, restored, 16.4cm.

Hull took command of the USS Constitution from 17th June 1810 and was instrumental in achieving victory over HMS Guerriere on 19th August 1812. Pike was killed when leading the victorious assault on Fort York in Canada on 27th April 1813. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl. 704.

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Lot 286
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A Staffordshire creamware lustre jug for the American market, c.1812-15, printed in black with inscribed oval panels of naval engagements, signed in the print for Bentley, Wear and Bourne, reserved on a pale green ground with pink lustre decoration, some restoration, 14cm.

The engravings by Bentley, Wear & Bourne of Shelton in Staffordshire depict the incidents on 18th October 1812 when the American frigate Wasp defeated HMS Frolic, and three days prior when USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, triumphed over HMS Macedonia. Upon the surrender of Captain John Carden, she was taken as a prize and sailed into Newport Harbour to become the only British frigate ever to be taken into an American port. She remained in American service for a further twenty years.

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Lot 287
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A small creamware lustre jug, c.1812-15, printed in black with named portraits of Decatur and Lawrence within borders of ships and other maritime motifs, with pink lustre bands, some damages, 11.5cm.

Stephen Decatur commanded the USS United States from 1813 to 1814. Captain James Lawrence of the USS Chesapeake engaged HMS Shannon on 1st June 1813 but was mortally wounded. Before dying on 4th June, he exclaimed 'Don't surrender the ship'. In the event, the Royal Navy sailed Chesapeake into Halifax where she was repaired and continued to sail under the British flag as HMS Chesapeake.

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Lot 288
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A creamware lustre jug for he American market, c.1812, printed in black with named portraits titled 'Captain Jones of the Macedonian' and 'We have met the Enemy and they are ours Perry', the two officers pictures with ships and other maritime motifs, with narrow pink lustre bands, a chip to the rim, wear and scratching, 18.6cm.

Following the conflict with the USS United States, HMS Macedonia surrendered and was taken as a prize to Newport Harbour under the new command of Captain Jacob Jones. See footnote to lot 286. In the Battle of Lake Erie on 10th September 1813, Commodore Oliver Perry was captain of USS Lawrence until she was disabled by the British Navy, whereupon he transferred to USS Niagara concluding the battle in victory. See footnote to lots 283 and 286.

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Lot 289
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
An Enoch Wood & Sons transferware plate for the American market, c.1820-30, printed in blue with a naval scene titled 'Commodore MacDonnough's Victory', the border with seashells, faint impressed mark to the underside, 193mm.

Thomas Macdonough was commander of the Lake Champlain squadron and overcame the British navy on 11th September 1814.

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Lot 290
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A Staffordshire pearlware lustre jug for the American market, c.1814-16, printed in black with two naval engagements titled 'The Wasp and Reindeer' and 'Com Macdonough's Victory at Lake Champlain', signed in the print for 'Bentley, Wear and Bourne', with narrow pink lustre bands, a large filled hole to the base, 19cm.

Engravings by Bentley, Wear & Bourne of Shelton in Staffordshire depict closing scenes of the campaign of Lake Champlain on 11th September 1814 in which the Americans were victorious. See footnote to lot 291. Also, the action on 28th June 1814 in the English Channel between the USS Wasp and the outgunned HMS Reindeer.
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Lot 291
THE 1812 WAR WITH AMERICA
A Staffordshire pearlware jug for the American market, c.1812, printed in black on a drab ground with naval engagements titled 'The Constitution in close action with the Guerriere' and 'The Constitution taking the Cyane and Levant', restoration to the spout and rim, 15.8cm.

Engravings by Bentley, Wear & Bourne of Shelton in Staffordshire depict the engagement on 19th August 1812 between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, (see lot 285) and 'The Constitution Taking Cyane and the Levant', an engagement that took place some hundred miles East of Madeira on 20th February 1815. This second engagement was some three days after the Treaty of Ghent had been ratified in America, something of which the combatants were unaware.

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Lot 292
14TH FEBRUARY 1813: PRINCE REGENT AND PRINCESS OF WALES
A rare pearlware jug, c.1813, printed in black and decorated in colours with figural cartoons titled 'Regent Valentine' and 'Boney sneaking into Paris at Midnight', the rim with a painted red and black foliate band, restoration to the spout and front of body, 15cm.

A letter from the Princess of Wales to the Prince Regent, requesting greater access to Charlotte, passed unread between the couple on two occasions until published by Caroline in the Morning Chronicle. An agreed visit for Charlotte to see her mother on 11th February failed to materialise and then, on the 14th, Prime Minister Lord Liverpool advised Caroline that this was on account of her publishing the letter. Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, pl.38 and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.687.
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Lot 293
1813 LE BRUN DEPARTING HOLLAND
A pearlware lustre jug, c.1813, printed in black and decorated in colours with scenes of figures titled 'Le Brun Leaving Holland' and 'Cossack Mode of Attack', beneath a wide silver lustre border, the spout restored, 14.6cm.

Following Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813 Charles-Francois Lebrun (Napoleon's appointed Governor-General of the Netherlands) fled. Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange landed in Holland on 30th November. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.711.


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Lot 294
LORDS REDESDALE AND MOIRA AND THE INSOLVENT DEBTORS RELIEF ACT
An octagonal pearlware lustre jug, c.1813-17, printed in red with an oval panel honouring the two Lords and their bill, with silver lustre and red enamel flower sprays, restoration to the spout, 16.4cm.

Baron Redesdale, a barrister and Tory MP, aided by Lord Moira, introduced a bill in 1811 for the relief of insolvent debtors. It received Royal assent on 1st December 1813. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.632

Provenance: sold 28th November 1999, British Political Commemoratives 1741 to 1991, lot 524D.

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Lot 295
NAPOLEON, BALLOONING AND THE IRON BRIDGE
A Sunderland creamware jug, dated 1813, printed in black and decorated in colours with scene titled 'The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon' depicting figures including Napoleon Bonaparte, the reverse with a dated view of the Iron Bridge over the Wear, eight lines of pious verse beneath the spout, signed 'Phillips & Co. Sunderland Pottery' within the print, restoration to the handle and spout, 22cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.709.

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Lot 296
APRIL 1814 NAPOLEON DE-THRONED
A Cambrian pearlware jug, c.1814, printed in black and hand-coloured with a continuous cartoon of characters including Bonaparte each with speech bubbles, signed in the print 'Engraved J. Brindley', the neck inscribed 'Bonaparte Dethron'd April 1st 1814', restoration to the rim, 13.3cm.

The Allies entered Paris on 31st March 1814 and whilst Napoleon did not abdicate until 6th April, clearly potters could not resist the temptation of declaring April Fool's Day that of his downfall. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 712a, b and c.

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Lot 297
1814 PEACE OF PARIS
A Cambrian (Dillwyn & Co) yellow ground pearlware jug, c.1814, printed in red with a continuous cartoon of characters and speech bubbles, the neck inscribed 'Peace' and 'Plenty', indistinctly signed in the print, restoration to the spout and a body crack, 14cm.

Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pls. 716a and b and 717.

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Lot 298
30TH MAY 1814: PEACE OF PARIS
A Bristol pearlware mug, c.1814, printed in brown and decorated in colours with two Classical maidens flanking a tablet inscribed 'Peace of Europe signed at Paris May 30, 1814', the sides with grapevine sprays, signed in the print 'Bristol Pottery', 11cm.

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, col. pl.6; and David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.721.
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Lot 299
1814 PEACE OF PARIS
An English porcelain teacup and saucer, c.1814, printed in purple, the saucer with putti drawing a figure in a chariot holding a cornucopia and a flag titled Louis XVIII, the cup with putti reading beside a banner inscribed 'Wellington for ever', within silver lustre and blue bands, 13.8cm. (2)

Cf. John & Jennifer May, Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900, page 108 for a description of these prints.

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Lot 300
1814 PEACE OF PARIS
A pearlware mug, c.1814-15, printed in purple on a drab ground with twelve lines of verse mentioning Wellington and 'Lewis', the rim with a pink lustre band, restored, 8.7cm.

Following Napoleon's abdication, the Peace of Paris was signed on 30th May, and the British public subsequently demanded more action in the hostilities against the United States. The Treaty of Ghent, ending the British and American hostilities in the War of 1812, was finally ratified on 17th February 1815. Cf. David Drakard, Printed English Pottery, pl.720.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
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