Item #CP-0075

Rare Early 19th Century Charming English Creamware Jug

"An Old Performer Playing on a New Instrument.


It’s an early 19th century charming English creamware jug decorated with a version of S.W. Fores caricature An old performer playing on a new instrument or one of the 42d touching the invincible. The original print was published in 1803 to commemorate the British victory over the French at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. The turning point of the battle had come when the men of 42nd Highland Regiment routed a force of French cavalry who were reputedly nicknamed ‘the invincibles’ and the print celebrates this by depicting a highlander using a distressed looking Napoleon as a bagpipe and forcing the Emperor to play the tune of ‘God Save Great George Our King’. The other side is decorated with a Sheppard next to a tree and the spout side is flowers. The condition has seen better days. Please look at pictures for details of damage. I have been told this can be restored to perfection. It stands 8.25" tall by 8.5" wide.