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Mug

Object Number: 
1952.131
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 15.6 x 14.6 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in red on side: "COMMODORE DECATUR/FREE TRADE & SAILOR'S RIGHTS/DESTROYED THE FRIGATE PHILADELPHIA 1814/CAPTURED & BROUGHT IN THE BRITISH FRIGATE MACEDONIAN 1812."
Description: 
Cream-colored cylindrical mug with rounded strap handle; printed in red with bust of uniformed officer in profile over crossed laurel boughs, and banded with red top and bottom. Printed inscription: "COMMODORE DECATUR / FREE TRADE & SAILOR'S RIGHTS / DESTROYED THE FRIGATE PHILADELPHIA 1814 / CAPTURED & BROUGHT IN THE BRITISH FRIGATE MACEDONIAN 1812."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group