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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Trafalgar centenary commemorative teapot

Trafalgar centenary commemorative teapot and lid from the National Maritime Museum, London, Walter Collection. The body is in colour-glazed stoneware with a rope twist handle coloured brown. Moulded decoration on the sides consists of green medallions on pale blue panels with rope twist borders against a darker blue background. On one side is an oval profile portrait of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), on the other side is a warship. There is a coronet behind the spout. 'LORD NELSON', 'BORN . 1758', 'DIED . 1805' is inscribed on the pale blue panels. The Trafalgar signal, 'ENGLAND . EXPECTS . EVERY . MAN . WILL . DO . HIS . DUTY'is moulded on a green band around the rim. The Royal Doulton mark is impressed on the base. made in 1905
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