Creamware bowl with hand-painted view of the ship 'Lord Stanley'

Bowl with picture of sailing ship

This bowl was almost certainly made for presentation to John Smale, captain of the 'Lord Stanley', prior to his departure for West Africa on a slaving voyage on 31 March 1786. About 250 Africans from the Cameroons were transported to Barbados on that trip, though almost 50 died during the voyage.

The text on the bowl reads:

'Success to the Lord Stanley
Cap. Smale'

The bowl is on display in the Middle Passage gallery.

  • Wedgwood, Staffordshire, 1786
  • Accession number MMM.2004.143