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Swansea Pottery pitcher "Peace of Amiens" commemorative in brown underglaze transfer print

Reference: 6219

Dated: c. 1802 Swansea Wales Great Britain UK

Rare underglaze Swansea Pottery brown transfer decorated pearlware pitcher commemorating the signing of the Treaty at Amiens in 1802. The pitcher is decorated profusely with several images. Britannia seated in a carraige drawn by lions is holding up portraits of Napoleon and King George 111. There are other images one of a female representing bounty,an angel in flight holding a banner May Peace be rejoiced together with a cathedral and cherubs dancing in the wooded grounds.
A tour- de- force of commemoration defining the sentiment of the nation on the signing.

Dimensions: 9.50 inch wide 8.25 inch high 8.00 inch deep

Medium: pearlware pottery underglaze transfer ceramic earthenware

Current Condition Unrestored ( Note the mark on the handle is a firing detail and not a break).

Literature: RE; Wikapedia;The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between the French Republic and Great Britain during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was signed in the city of Amiens on 25 March 1802 (Germinal 4, year X, in the French Revolutionary calendar), by Joseph Bonaparte and the Marquess Cornwallis as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace". The consequent Peace of Amiens lasted only one year (18 May 1803) and engendered the only period of general peace in Europe between 1793 and 1814. Under the treaty, Britain recognised the French Republic; the British parliament had dropped England's historical claim to the now-defunct French Kingdom only two years previously. Together with the Treaty of Lunéville (1801), the Treaty of Amiens marked the end of the Second Coalition, which had waged war against Revolutionary France since 1798.


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