A Basalt Wellington Teapot
Basalt tepot commemorating the Duke of Wellington and his victories, dated 1813
A basalt teapot of London form with a lion spout and snake handle commemorating the Duke of Wellington and his victories in India, Portugal and Spain, specifying Vittoria, 21st June 1813, within ovals bordered by laurel leaves and palms.
L: 10.2", 26 cm
c.1813

Beneath the bust of the Duke is the inscription Viresque acquirit eundo, a quote from Virgil's Aeneid which can be translated as She gathers strength as she goes, referring to Fame.

Condition: filled chip to rim, otherwise very good
Price: 580








Basalt tepot commemorating the Duke of Wellington and his victories, dated 1813
Basalt tepot commemorating the Duke of Wellington and his victories, dated 1813    Basalt tepot commemorating the Duke of Wellington and his victories, dated 1813