Sunderland creamware pottery jug decorated with a print of “The Largest Ship ever Built, COLUMBUS”, circa 1825

First timber ship or disposable ship with a four-masted barque rigging. Built in Quebec to avoid taxes on timber, her cargo and components were intended to be sold after the ship’s arrival in London; however, the owner had only the cargo sold and ordered the ship back for a second voyage with a timber cargo; the ship broke apart and sunk in the English Channel.

Height: 5 ⅜”

In good condition