Pearlware teapots

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Date:1828 - 1829 (c.)

Description:Pearlware dark blue printed teapots with transfer pattern illustrating Commodore MacDonnough's Victory. Height 140mm and 175mm. Commodore Thomas MacDonnough defeated a British naval squadron, led by Sir George Prevost, on Lake Champlain in 1814. The American navy saved New York from an attack by a British fleet, who had planned to invade from Canada. The American squadron waited at Plattsburgh, on Lake Champlain, and despite being overmatched in size and strength of armament, gained a decisive victory. The teapots were excavated at St. Paul's Church, Burslem in 1974.

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Donor ref:2000.C.57, 2000.C.60 (159/20790)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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