11-08-2009 11-08-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2482 Boston
November 8, 2009 11:00 AMCalender

Transfer-decorated Creamware Tankard Depicting Commodore Decatur

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 08, 2009 11:00AM


Transfer-decorated Creamware Tankard Depicting Commodore Decatur, England, early 19th century, depicting a black transfer bust-length profile portrait of Commodore Stephen Decatur, with his name inscribed above and banner inscribed "FREE TRADE & SAILORS RIGHTS" on a banner below, over the inscription "Deftroyed the Frigate Philadelphia 1814," (loose segment, hairlines), ht. 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

four hairlines from rim, one on base, old loss in one piece and retain inside mug, small base and rim chip.


Stephen Decatur, Commodore, Philadelphia, FREE TRADE, United Kingdom