Category: Other Travel Items
Subcategory: Eating & Drinking
This Swansea pottery plate is transfer printed in black with a ship above the symbols of war and the sea.
The symbols include a cannon, drum, swords, flags, a figurehead, Neptune's fork and an anchor. William Dillwyn joined George Haynes at the Cambrian Pottery in Swansea in 1802. In 1811 Dillwyn was joined by Bevington and the pottery was known as Dillwyn & Co. upto 1817 when Bevington took over. The plate is impressed to the back with 'Dillwyn & Co' in a horseshoe shape, around the number 8. The Cambrian is the most famous of the Swansea potteries and the subject matter chosen by Dillwyn for this plate was one that would have been popular, only a few years after Britain had conquered the sea at Trafalgar. Circa 1811 - 1817.