English creamware pottery tankard with the inscription  RODNEY FOR  EVER HUZZAR c1780 period England
English creamware pottery tankard with the inscription  RODNEY FOR  EVER HUZZAR c1780 period England

English creamware pottery tankard with the inscription "RODNEY FOR EVER HUZZAR" c1780 period England

1785 English probably Staffordshire

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A fine and very rare creamware tankard with a blue cartouche and inscription "Rodney For ever Huzzar". The tankard is in very good order and commemorates Rodney the famous English Admiral .
The piece was probably made at the time of Rodney's victory over the French in the Battle of The Saintes in 1782.
Note; The term "Huzza" has the same expression as "Hurray" an acclaimed expression of appreciation and joy.Rodney died in 1792 and is buried in Alresford,Hampshire England.
Fine unrestored
Birkett Collection London
Re. Wikapedia; George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, KB (bap. 13 February 1718 — 24 May 1792) was a British naval officer. He is best known for his commands in the American War of Independence, particularly his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782. It is often claimed that he was the commander to have pioneered the tactic of "breaking the line".

Rodney came from a distinguished but poor background, and went to sea at the age of fourteen. His first major action was the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747. He made a large amount of prize money during the 1740s, allowing him to purchase a large country estate and a seat in the House of Commons of Great Britain. During the Seven Years' War, Rodney was involved in a number of amphibious operations such as the raids on Rochefort and Le Havre and the Siege of Louisbourg. He became well known for his role in the capture of Martinique in 1762. Following the Peace of Paris, Rodney's financial situation stagnated. He spent large sums of money pursuing his political ambitions. By 1774 he had run up large debts and was forced to flee Britain to avoid his creditors. He was in a French jail when war was declared in 1778. Thanks to a benefactor, Rodney was able to secure his release and return to Britain where he was appointed to a new command.

Rodney successfully relieved Gibraltar during the Great Siege and defeated a Spanish fleet during the 1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent, known as the "Moonlight Battle" because it took place at night. He then was posted to the Jamaica Station, where he became involved in the controversial 1781 capture of Eustatius. Later that year he briefly returned home suffering from ill health. During his absence the British lost the crucial Battle of the Chesapeake leading to the surrender at Yorktown.
Height 3.50 inch (8.89 cm)
Diameter 2.75 (6.98 cm)
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creamware pottery ceramic
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