A Newcastle Lustre Marine Plaque: Mate Sound the Pump, Morning noon & night, Circa 1820-40 - Earle D. Vandekar - For Sale
A Newcastle Lustre Marine Plaque: Mate Sound the Pump, Morning noon & night, Circa 1820-40 - Earle D. Vandekar
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AN UNUSUAL ENGLISH LUSTRE MARINE PLAQUE, NEWCASTLE, CIRCA 1840-50 The circular plaque with a pink lustre wavy rim has a rare printed center reading: MATE ; ;SOUND THE PUMP MORNING NOON ;& ;NIGHT It is surround by a garland of flowering vines. ;This type of circular plaque is traditionally associated with the Newcastle makers. Dimensions: ;8 1/2 in (22.6 cm) Marks: Impressed mark now impossible to read. ;First letter D. According to the authors of Jack Tar, "The wording on the plaque was of critical importance to the survivability of the ship and those on board. ;It was imperative to know the depth of water in the well of the ship to determine if pumping was necessary. ;Here was a token of life at sea that could be an everyday reminder at home of the perils of the sea". Reference: Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar, A Sailor''s Life 1750-1910, page 235 for illustration of similar rare plaque.