George L. Miller
Ceramics from the 1813 Prize Brig Ann, Auctioned in Salem, Massachusetts: An Analysis

Ceramics in America 2012

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    Figure 1

    Thomas Whitcombe (English, ca. 1760–1824), Battle Scene in the English Channel between American Ship “Wasp” and the English Brig “Reindeer,” 1812. Oil on canvas, 30" x 20". (George F. Harding Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago.)

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    Figure 2

    Two pages from the auction catalog. (Courtesy, Kress Library of Business and Economics, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.) 

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    Figure 3

    Fascimile of auction announcement in Essex Register (Salem, Mass.), April 10, 1813 (vol. 13, no. 29), p. 3 (transcribed by the author). 

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    Figure 4

    Percentage of assemblage by type of vessel. 

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    Figure 5

    Types of decoration on the 109,240 vessels auctioned from the prize brig Ann.