Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1806


  • Diameter: 8.75 in (22.225 cm)
  • Height: 3.25 in (8.255 cm)

Maker: Unknown


A pearlware bowl on pedestal base, printed in blue with a painted ochre rim.  The same Chinoiserie border pattern has been used on both the inside and outside of the bowl.  The border design consists of two large insects and a number of smaller insects in reserves surrounded by geometric and floral motifs.  In the centre is a portrait of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) with ships on the horizon behind him. The portrait is flanked by trophies surrounded by floral wreaths. Around it is the inscription "ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY", "ADMIRAL LORD NELSON", "Copenhagen Nile 1798", "Trafalgar 1805".  Above the portrait, within a laurel wreath, is the verse:

"Shew me my Country's Foes,

The Hero cry'd;

He saw - He faught - He conquer'd,

And he di'd."

This is continued below:

"Dear to his Country,

shall his Mem'ry live;

But sorrow drowns the Joy,

His Deeds should give."