A Celebration of the Sea: The Decorative Art Collections of the National Maritime Museum
H.M. Stationery Office, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
This is the definitive volume on English maritime antiques. The mostly 18th and 19th century pieces actually reveal a history of early English popular culture, paying tribute to a period when England ruled the sea. Included are delicate porcelain figurines, Wedgwood plates, ornate silver boxes, bronze statuettes, glass paintings and, even ships in a bottle.
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Admiral Sir appears badge battle Battle of Camperdown Battle of Copenhagen blue boat border brig Britannia British Captain carved ceramic Chinese export porcelain coat of arms collection at Greenwich colour plate commemorative Copenhagen creamware creamware jug crest decorated delftware depicting Dutch earthenware Edward eighteenth century enamel engraved ensign example figure flags flagship fleet French George glass gold Greenwich Hospital guns handpainted honour inscribed inscription John later launch lion Liverpool Liverpool creamware Lloyd's London Lord Nelson medallion memorial merchant Merseyside Maritime Museum motifs mugs and jugs National Maritime Museum nautical naval crown Navy Nile nineteenth century paddle steamer painted Paul Storr picture plaque popular porcelain portrait of Nelson pottery printed produced punch bowl race Regatta Rodney Royal Navy Royal Yacht sail sailor scene side silver souvenirs Staffordshire Sunderland sword Thomas Trafalgar transfer-printed trophies vases vessel victory voyage warships wearing whaling William Worcester