Liverpool delft soup plate painted with scene from the battle of Portobello, circa 1739

The Battle of Portobello, was a 1739 battle between a British naval force aiming to capture the settlement of Portobelo in Panama, and its Spanish defenders. It took place during the War of the Austrian Succession, in the early stages of the war sometimes known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear. It resulted in a popularly acclaimed British victory.

See B 13 in Delftware by Michael Archer for an identical plate

Diameter: 8 ⅜”

Condition: Minor rim chips