Rare Mint Franklin Porcelain Large Toby Jug Admiral Benbow By Gerald Embleton
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Rare Mint Franklin Porcelain Large Toby Jug Admiral Benbow By Gerald Embleton:
The Maritime Trust Presents
Rare...rare MINT Franklin Porcelain Large Toby Jug ADMIRAL BENBOW By Gerald Embleton
The most famous incident of his life is known as ‘Benbow’s Last Fight’, a battle off Cape Santa Marta in 1702 when Benbow piled head-long into the fray, but was unsupported by his fellow captains, one of whom hid behind the mizzen mast of his ship. But there is so much more to his life to celebrate than that sorry battle. He fought Barbary Corsairs, designed ships, ran a dockyard, helped to found Greenwich Hospital, was involved in the first Eddystone lighthouse, sub-let his house to Peter the Great, Czar of Russia, (who destroyed it in a riotous bout of partying); and played a major role in the naval wars against the magnificent fleets of Louis XIV.
The details and color is amazing. No chips, cracks or repairs. It is a large size(8 1/2") and very rare to find. This is a great value to any collector.
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