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Date: 1781

Media: creamware

Size: h(cm) : 27.8 x h(in) : 10 15/16 x ,h(cm) : 27.8 x

Acquired: 1958; Gift; Mrs Arthur Vaughan Williams

Accession Number: NMW A 30364

This large, round-bellied beer jug is painted with the inscription `Joseph Vaughan Melyngriffy / Success to Admiral Rodney / And His Majestys Navy / 1784'. It is said to have been commissioned by Joseph Vaughan and his cousin, founder of the Belckow-Vaughan Ironworks in Middlesborough, who toured Wales in 1781. The jug commemorates the victory of Admiral Rodney and their kinsman, General Sir John Vaughan, over the Dutch and Spanish fleets at St Eustatius in the West Indies.

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