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Source Description:

The print that served as the source of the engraved print on the jug above depicts the famous naval battle and includes the names of the main ships involved reading left to right:  Africa, Constitution, Shannon, Aelous, Guerriere, [and] Belvidera.  The header on the print reads Engraved for the Naval Monument.

Additional Image:

Shown here is the opposite side of the jug with a second naval scene printed in black with the inscription Com. Macdonoughs Victory on Lake Champlain Sept. 11th 1814


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Naval and Marine

Date: c. 1816-1820


  • Height: 7.20 in (18.288 cm)

Engraver: Bentley Wear & Bourne

Printer: Bentley Wear & Bourne


An earthenware jug printed overglaze in a black maritime scene with the inscription The Constitution's Escape from the British Squadron after a Chase of sixty hours and with luster decoration. The print commemorates the well-known naval battle of the War of 1812.

The engraver's and printer's signature is also found beneath the prints on either side;  Bently Wear & Bourne Engravers & Printers Shelton Staffordshire.